Thought I'd try updating everyone on what's been going on. I was transferred to UC Davis on Sunday afternoon. I figured the earliest I would have been transferred was on Monday, but when two hospitals work together instead of arguing, things get done pretty quickly.
So I had my first ambulance ride that I was conscience for. My boyfriend rode with me. He rode up front while I was in the back. I wish I could say the ride was exciting, but it really wasn't. Between Chico and Sacramento is mostly farmland so I dozed the bulk of the way.
Since getting to Davis, I've been pumped full of fluids. My bladder is not enjoying this. They've taken plenty of blood. Done X-Rays. Still no real conclusion as to what happened, just a theory.
My boyfriend has been staying with me. He's been really helpful through this. Since I wasn't able to move around, he basically carried me where I wanted to go. He's good at distracting me during lab draws. One time, a nurse came in for blood and my boyfriend started talking about food with me. We were describing different dishes, finally the nurse said, "stop, your making me so hungry I can't concentrate." I got a good laugh from it, and it was one of my easiest lab draws.
I think him being here is probably the only silver lining to being in the hospital. We usually don't get much time together. And right now it's in abundance. I don't think the sleeper chair he's been using is all that comfy, but he isn't complaining. I do think the lack of good sleep is probably draining on him.
The hospital food is still a mystery to me. Yesterday, they sent something that they called Chile Verde, but what it looked like was a dog vomited up a bunch of canned food. Looked pretty nasty. Now I love Chile Verde and this stuff definitely wasn't Chile Verde. This time around, I've been craving chicken alfredo. Can't wait to get home and have some.
As for when I get to go home, there's no say on that. I think the doctors are waiting for me to be able to do normal things without oxygen before they will consider letting me go. So that's what I am working on. It's a challenge since everytime I unhook the oxygen I feel like a fish gasping for air. My doctor did order a bike be brought in so I get to start on that.
Not much else here. Mostly trying to catch up on lost sleep. Sleep in a hospital, what a novel idea.