Trip Start Sep 11, 2006
6Trip End Sep 18, 2006
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We are doing good down here. I just got off the phone with Seth's nurse and he is resting and stable. His procedure started about 12:30 today, he was put to sleep around 2:30 and the tube removed about 7:15 tonight. For those who I am confusing this procedure is started with meds that keep the adrenaline rush from detoxing from increasing heart rate and triggering symptoms of withdraw. There use to be a believe that if a person was asleep and did not know that it was OK to let them withdraw (shaking, GI upset and such), but now they control the adrenaline rush and the heart and brain do not receive the storm from the release. Then after those meds are given he was given drugs to clean the receptors of opiates on the brain. I thought narcan was the only thing they use, but they use other drugs also. I know as a nurse I should have known what they were saying, but there were a lot of medicines with big long names being rattled off
I will go to see him at 9 am and then go to a class at 10am that is given to the caregiver, each person has to have someone to give them medicines the first few days and we will have to stay in the area until Monday. Then we will fly back in the next few months for them to met with Dr Spanaugle again. They really seem to believe they have the answer for adjusting the chemical imbalances, I hope they are right...........
One the other side of life I am here in this Holiday Inn practicing with a mechanical ball return putting Pal. I believe this golf thing is going to be a long-long road.
Even though I am alone I cannot tell you how much of a relieve it is for Seth not to be here going in and out of the bathroom and hearing him in there shooting these drugs into himself - it has been 2 days that do not seem real. I wonder if I am just beyond reacting or if I will later, wish I knew so I could get prepared.
Sending a picture -sunset from our balcony tonight.
Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers you have e-mailed me.