Friday, April 4, 2008

Hospital days

The Knuckle Head is out of intensive care, which is good and bad. Good that they don't think he needs to be there, bad because the standard hospital ward has a low nurse-to-patient ratio. He's feverish, which is worrisome, is unable to eat or drink, is on IV, is being dosed heavily with antibiotics, and is suffering a lot. If the fever fades, I think he'll improve significantly. I spend as much time with him as possible, tending to him, getting nurses. When he sleeps I try to find things in the bleak institutional world that are interesting to look at, and photograph them. It takes my mind off things.

HOSPITAL RED AND WHITE
INSTITUTIONAL LINOLEUM
ALARMED 1
RED AND TURQUOISE


VIEW OUT THE WINDOW
LEAVING THE HOSPITAL LATE, THE SHINING PATH HOME
GOOD NIGHT, SECOND WINDOW ON THE LEFT, TOP FLOOR

8 comments:

jason said...

Wonderful photos!
I love the second and third especially.

I'm just hoping he'll be doing better soon. It's got to be so hard to watch him like that, I'm sure.

Jeff said...

Love the photo essay- it paints a very vivid picture.

Hope you are past this phase very soon. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Willym said...

So good to hear KH is out of IC - hopefully the fever will subside soon and the healing process continue quickly .

And hope you don't mind me saying but I find it so typical of the you I've come to know through the blog and e-mails to use your creativity to fill the time and ease some of the stress.

How are the Things doing?

Sending you all the most postive prayers and thoughts I can.

Will

more cowbell said...

A picture's worth a thousand words - and easier to say, too. Thanks for sharing with us. Hospitals make the days so very long.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad KH had came thru the surgery. Be sure to take care of yourself.

DF - a friend of Will's

yellowdog granny said...

when i leave the library at noon(helping out today) will run by st. mary's and send up some smoke and prayers...there is something so sad and stark about hospitals.and very lonely....your in my prayers..

Doralong said...

Hope the Things are coping well during this- sorry to hear about the troublesome fever, but not all that uncommon, but enough to make you worry.

Still have you in my thoughts and am hoping for all the best.

Now get some sleep yourself- you'll be no good to anyone if you collapse..

sageweb said...

I like being able to see what you have been seeing. It makes thinking about your more vivid.
I hope he gets rid of the fever soon.
Take care of yourself.