Duke’s been in the hospital now for about 5 weeks.
Right now he is battling a throat infection. The original double pneumonia is gone. The hospital pneumonia that he picked up to take it’s place has also been vanquished. The other infections seem to be gone too.
Yesterday and last night, he was producing an unimaginable amount of phlegm. Today it seems to be less.
This morning, I woke up thinking, “I want to talk to Duke about that,” and then realized that I couldn’t. I started to cry and cry. One of my dear friends accepted my phone call, and we talked and talked until I felt under control again.
However, this has made me realize that I can’t continue to spend as much time at the hospital as I have been doing. My Spanish speaking friends, both new and old, have been relieving me so I can spend a few hours at home, but I think that what I need to do is start sleeping at home. I’m getting run down and worn. It’s been a very difficult thing for me to decide, but it won’t help him when he finally gets home, to have me be sick.
Thank you all for your help, your good wishes, and for your prayers. I am ever so grateful for all my friends.