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I barely slept last night, as i listened out for the tick-ticking of Peters VAD and was worried about the alrms going off...

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misdee Sun 04-Jun-06 22:25:36

but it was soooo good to have him home overnight.

cadbury Sun 04-Jun-06 22:27:50

I am sooo pleased you were able to have him home for the night.

dinny Sun 04-Jun-06 22:29:02

oh, how nice to have him home. has he gone back in now, Misdee?

misdee Sun 04-Jun-06 22:30:23

yes, he had to return to have his dressings redone.

the hospital called last night as they wanted to give him a fragmin(??) injection, as they felt his blood was too thick. he said no, as its 45mins there, plus waiting, plus 45min journey.

Beauregard Sun 04-Jun-06 22:31:51

Not too sure on all the details of peter's illness !Glad he could come home but not surprised you were on tenderhooks.

misdee Sun 04-Jun-06 22:33:15

Peter is waiting for a heart transplant, and had a LVAD (artificial heart) fitted last july. has been in hispital for about a year, and this was his 1st overnight stay since then

dinny Sun 04-Jun-06 22:34:03

can they monitor him from hospital, Misdee?

misdee Sun 04-Jun-06 22:36:48

no, i am fully LVAD trained, we had a backup machine here, his charger, adaptor, spare batteries etc.

when he comes home, he will have regular blood work, dressings, 24hour care etc.

dinny Sun 04-Jun-06 22:38:05

blimey. well done you. he's a lucky man.

dinny Sun 04-Jun-06 22:38:38

to have you, I mean, not to be so poorly, obviously.

macwoozy Sun 04-Jun-06 22:41:12

That's great to hear he could stay over for the night. Were the children excited to have their dad home for the night?

misdee Sun 04-Jun-06 22:49:29

very excited. dd2 made me laugh this morning she woke up and cae in the living room and said 'oh no daddys forgot his shoes' i said no he hasnt, he is still asleep in the bedroom. and off she dashed to check.

dd1 told me she checked on him during the night as well, bless her.

Beauregard Sun 04-Jun-06 22:52:45

Oh how awful for you all
you sound like a very strong woman misdee!

mears Sun 04-Jun-06 22:55:51

Great to hear he has made it home overnight. Remember when you thought he would never get out of hospital. You have obviously got pretty skilled with his LVAD - another accompplishment. Well done Misdee

misdee Sun 04-Jun-06 22:57:38

i am actually hoping he doesnt come home again mears.

am hoping we get that call soon.

mears Sun 04-Jun-06 23:01:11

Hope so too.

Californifrau Sun 04-Jun-06 23:43:27

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