Monday, September 28, 2009

Richard Update

So, Richard spent the wee hours of the morning in Emergency last night in Abbotsford, and may be getting taking in an ambulance to VGH today.

Richard's fever was getting high 39.2 ish. He was on his second day of antibiotics. More importantly, his neck was painful, like when his thrombosis was diagnosed. He called VGH to explain what was going on and they told him (to my recollection, as I was falling asleep on the couch) that if it got worse or if he was having shortness of breath, to go to the local emergency.

At about 12:30am, Richard woke me to say he thinks he should go to emergency. We were going to need to wake his mom regardless, so I told him to tell her I could go and she could stay with the boys while they slept, or she could go and I could stay with the boys while they slept. I should mention the third option where Richard said he could just call 911 and get taken in by ambulance by himself, but I knew neither of us was going to go for that.

I stayed with the boys, and she headed in with Richard. They were going to keep me in touch via my cell.

Richard got in pretty fast. It may be posted at stores "no shirt, no shoes, no service", but I guess when you have Leukemia, you get the new motto...

"No hair, no eyebrows, SERVICE.. NOW"

Needless to say, my understanding is that he got in pretty quick.

Norma came home to sleep around 3am so she could pick him up around 7am to take him to VGH, but when she came to me in the morning, she had called Richard, and his oxygen level had dipped some and they were talking about taking him by ambulance to VGH.

I'll keep you all in the loop.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ok the whole thing sucks!!!

but the "no hair..." service made me laugh despite that.