This morning I was able to have a talk with the doctor from which I was able to ascertain that he thinks it will be six months before my lungs are completely clear of blood clots. During that time they will keep me on blood thinners. He says that I can go home on Wednesday and the local doctor will take over the job of balancing my medication. At the moment I am getting warfarin every evening and injections of another thinner morning and evening. When I go home it will be one injection per day. They take blood regularly to check the balance between these drugs and would like to get me completely onto warfarin if they can, but the results so far are not good enough for this. It would certainly be good for me to get off the injections. The warfarin being oral this would give me more independence. The injections also have some side effects. The pain in my hip is gradually diminishing and I am walking with just one crutch now and can do very short distances without. So I am making progress.
It has been wonderful to see my children who have come from England to see me. Together with Adam and Elja, we have sat in the hospital together chatting about all manner of things. I am in generally good spirits and their coming has been an extra boost – just what one needs. I am now a reader of the Daily which they bring in for me to see as I have no internet here in hospital. I enjoyed seeing the entry for yesterday and all the work they have done together reorganising the house for when I get home. Outside my hospital window the weather is deteriorating and I watch the stormy wind rising and bending the pine tree as the rain whips into the window pane.
We have travelled down from the UK to see dad and hopefully cheer him up, in the short time we have been here he has made clear progress and is coming out in a couple of days which is great news. We have reorganised the house so Dad doesn't have to go upstairs, moving the beds around etc. Today Emma and Adam moved five cubes of wood into the shed and myself and Emma cooked a curry for dinner. Tomorrow we head back to the UK via Eurostar. Its been great to spend time here again and see Elja and Adam. We hope to return in the summer.
We did Annette! :-) x
Tamuly Annette said:
Nos alegramos mucho de tu mejoria David. Te tenemos en nuestros pensamientos y en nuestros mantras. Aprovecharemos para hacerte una visita mas adelante. Besos. Te queremos
Welcome back home, David! I was glad to meet Emma and Mike and to hear that they might come back again with their families i n summer. A family reunion under the wallnut tree! Somethng nice to look forward to. Before you check out of the hospital, you may be asked to give the name of a local doctor. Just in case, you may mention that you were in touch with Dr; Elisabeth Guesdon at the "Maison de la Santé" in Sancoins.