Monday evening update: Hello friends, I am so happy to report that God opened the door for me to visit my husband briefly today. It was very unexpected. I went to take him some things, and my oldest son went with me, and as we walked up to the hospital we said a quick prayer that God would let us see him. He’s in a unit that doesn’t allow visitors.
We walked in and the nurse practically invited us to go in, at the same time she was saying it was breaking the rules! Then she let us stay in there for about 10-15 minutes, way longer than I expected! We didn’t question, just hurried to the room before she changed her mind. 🙂 He was so surprised and happy to see us and we hugged him and held his hand.
He’s very weak but , praise God!, he was able to maintain his oxygen in the upper 80s while he talked. That is an improvement. He still can’t walk or stand and is on a minimum of 10 liters of oxygen through the non-rebreather mask. We gave him encouragement and then the nurse came in and I was able to ask her a bunch of questions.
This nurse has covid experience and was very helpful. She said he’s still on the waiting list to transfer to another hospital with an ICU, but it’s not likely. They are doing the best they can and God is making it work. I’m so thankful! Today was his 5th Remdesivir treatment. He’s also getting daily shots in his stomach of blood thinners and he said he’s all bruised and sore. He’s really ready to get out there!
Many people I know are testing positive and having symptoms. Texas needs your prayers and NURSES! They are offering up to$15k sign on bonuses at some hospitals! https://myrgv.com/wire/state/2021/08/08/facing-burnout-hospitals-hit-by-staffing-crisis-in-texas/
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/texas/desperate-texas-doctors-turn-to-antibody-treatments-to-slow-down-surging-covid-19-hospitalizations/285-c3af08b0-e9e0-41ca-96e1-a835c1923047 Your best option!
https://www.khou.com/article/news/health/memorial-hermann-emergency-rooms-closing/285-bb627920-3417-4f02-9c78-e97412d66689 I don’t understand this at all. I know we are having major staffing shortages, but closing DUE to Covid?
https://ij.org/report/conning-the-competition/ Very eye-opening article about limiting the growth of hospitals to prevent competition.