Saturday, March 13, 2010


Overall, friday night was a pretty good night, Ethan got up a couple of times for the toilet, but otherwise slept. He was up at around 9am this morning and in a decent mood for most of the morning, he even chatted to the SEPC Nurse instead of telling her to piss off. But as the day wore on, Ethan started going a bit crazy, wanting to watch a DVD, then 2 mins later wanting a PS3 game on, then wanting to go to the toilet, then wanting to lay down, then wanting to eat etc etc. This cycle continued until he started coughing up blood again and then collapsing on the ground because his legs had given way.

He was a struggle to deal with. At one point he was trying to cough up the blood in his chest, but seemed unable to, his eyes rolled back into his head, but then he eventually did a big cough. His chest still sounded gurgly. It was basically a repeat of yesterday afternoon.

Even though he was totally knackered, had extra morphine and midaz on board, he was still fighting going to sleep after this. We ended up darkening the room, telling him it was night time and sending him to bed. And he did finally go to sleep at about 6pm. Phew!

Not looking good for tomorrow, if this pattern continues, but no-one said this was going to be easy.


Anonymous said...

We hope there are more smiles in your day today.
Judi & Rob

JenniferColin said...

I hope you all have a good night, it is well deserved.

Sal said...

Jo, I read this blog almost every day and each time I do I am constantly reminded of what an amaizing family you have.

I am so blessed to have a wonderful friend like you and you are truely an inspiration to all!

My thoughts and prayers are with you always!

Love always, Sal xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo and Luke,
Thinking of you guys daily and hoping that ethy gets through another day without too much pain and discomfort. My thoughts and prayers are always with you even though I am overseas at the moment I am thankful I have the blog too keep me updated on ethys progress.
love jackie xx