Happy Days, Worried Nights
Posted by Oli on Tuesday 11th December, 2007
This post has been a bit slow in coming, am really sorry. Thankfully though, it’s not for bad reasons as Oli is doing really well.
Oli is now completely wireless, the vas-cath and catheter have now been removed. This has caused much excitement as today Oli was able to put clothes on and feel more ‘normal’ (there are so many jokes about Oli + normal, you’ll have to think them for yourselves as there isn’t space for me to put them in).
Oli has also had almost all of his pills and potions stopped by his consultantas he wants to see how Oli manages without them. This makes a big difference to his system as he did have a pharmacy’s worth of various medicines rolling around his insides, much to his kidneys dissatisfaction.
The days have been going brilliantly for Oli but the nights are still difficult. He is getting increasingly homesick and from 6pm starts to get himself wound up about us leaving him and not wanting to be alone. It’s completely understandable but it’s also something we really need to try and find a solution to as we don’t know how long it will be before he is home and we don’t want it to remain a problem. It has crossed my mind that you guys could really help at this point. Every comment that gets written and posted gets sent through to his phone so that even though he doesn’t read my posts, he sees your comments. If you think of Oli at some point in the evening after 8pm, please leave a comment telling him just that and then he may not feel so alone. I don’t know if it will work but it’s worth a try if it will help him feel less lonely.
There’s not really any more news as things are progressing steadily and with a definite upwards curve. As a very marvellous man said to him yesterday “This isn’t the face of a worried consultant”. Yay!