THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY EVENING

111-nana

Heatwave continuing.

Pain in my right side and isolated once more. This is not my ideal life at this time.

No matter. One day at a time. Just this one day. POTTER ON. Potter on in this half life and BE PATIENT.

Eden has called on Facetime and we will spend the evening together. It helps A LOT. I HAVE THE AIR CONDITIONER ON AGAIN. Cause I have been hot.

This morning the little one put a lego up her nose till it bled.

That’s about as exciting as the day got.

I am afraid because my side hurts rather a lot.

I am afraid because this has been a shot longtime and awaiting me is the death threat of age and Hep C.

I am afraid because I have had enough and I am lonesome.

I am afraid because I don’t get enough meetings or even shops and people and things to do.

I am Victim of the Corrosive Thread of Fear.

I have been happy before and I will be happy again. Just maybe not tonight. Maybe not here.

 

ICU patients’ outcomes improve when hospital staff also pay attention to families of the sick – Baltimore Sun

When her sister was in and out of intensive care last year, Theodora Peters noticed she no longer had to push so hard for information about her sister’s condition and treatment, or to stay by her bedside after visiting hours.”There seemed to finally be recognition that we were part of the team,” Peters said about the way the medical staff treated her and her sibling. “There was recognition we all needed to work together to get the best outcomes.”ADVERTISINGFor decades, hospital intensive-care units focused on facilitating the care provided by doctors and nurses to the gravely ill, while access was limited for patients’ families, partly so they wouldn’t get in the way. That’s beginning to change under a new approach known in medical circles as “family-centered care” that’s gaining traction in ICUs as hospitals look for ways to improve care and cut costs.

Source: ICU patients’ outcomes improve when hospital staff also pay attention to families of the sick – Baltimore Sun