Monday, September 28, 2009

A New Doc in Town, and No "Trach" Today

The wonderful Dr. Tiru, infectious disease specialist, is on her way back to her hospital in NYC and won't be back until December. Today Alex has a new doctor, Dr. O'Mara, who is a pulmonologist (sp?) or lung specialist. Perfect timing!

Alex's oxygen levels and fever continue to improve since the draining of LOTS of fluid from his chest, but Dr. O'Mara decided to wait on the tracheostomy until he's slightly stronger. Works for me. I don't really need to see my husband go into respiratory arrest this week...

I keep telling myself that these little setbacks are just that, and that he will be turning the corner soon. I hope I'm right!

5 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Sure hope Alex 'turns the corner' soon & you begin to see glimpses of true healing. I know you must be so worn out & worried. Take care of yourself too.

Thanks for the updates - we're all pulling for his recovery!

Alex Solla said...

Thanks, Judy! I'm doing ok so far. Finally getting some sleep this week!

jimgottuso said...

i'm with judy, it seems like so long since alex had the operation... i'm sure it seems much longer for you. pulling for alex and hope he gets better soon.

Patricia Griffin said...

Am thinking of you and Alex and hoping to read good news on the next blog post. I hope that if/when someone close to me gets sick I can be as strong and "present" to help them as I see you're being for Alex. What an example... Reiterating Judy's words: Take care of yourself too.

Alex Solla said...

Thanks, Jim and Patricia!