You guys gotta learn how to use proper English (hahahah) lol! Things are OK in CO. We have had some ups and some downs. When the pain is bad I do like anybody else, I ask the nurse for more drugs. Thats when I feel good again. You wouldnt believe the cocktail of drugs they got me on, it would make Rush Limbaugh/MJ cry :) I switched it up and tried some oxycotin(sp?) today, quite nice. The nurse let me have a 20 min conversation with my sister in law , who is in Chicago by the way. In between doses I have a fentinol (sp?) patch and many other things in the mix.
This from a guy that didnt take advil (Mary says)....
We are still not in our suite yet, still rooming in a temp room on the brain trauma side. Its OK, but a little aggravating because of the holiday weekend I havent met my team of doctors that I will have for my stay or started therapy etc...at least I am here though!! I told them I would have slept on the floor to get here!
The staff here I have to say have been the best I have ever had. In general they are all caring and laid back. Alot have thier own personal stories of someone with a traumatic injury. Even though we are on the brain trauma side, you would not ever know any difference in the level of care. When you call a nurse they are here in a heartbeat and even call you in the intercom to ask how you are doing.
The staff has either worked here for 10-20 plus years or they are young and eager and genually care about thier jobs, each and everyone of them. It is very comforting. I will be off this vent in no time and I am totally confident in that.
A special thank you to PO Reid McGrath of the Englewood Police Department for making me feel so welcome.
I also want to send a big hug and a kiss to Capt. Virginia Drozd, not only as my captain but more importantly as my friend. I always know you always have mine (and Marys) best interest at heart. I (we) will never forget all you have and continue to do for us.
The doctors here are putting absolutely no limitations on my recovery. I have taken many tests when I first arrived and with a pinprick test throughout my whle body I have scattered patches of sharp, dull and simply just pressure feeling points. It is very hopeful, though with the amout of pain and still being in bed can be quite frustrating. I have a chair ordered and I should be up in one in a couple days!! They are all about active up and out of bed and so am I!
I (Mary) never formally gave a very special "thank you" to Peg Mizera from the special activities section who was next to me and on my side from day one without a doubt. You really kept me going when I was constantly having to fight for my "rights" during such an unbelievably difficult time. Thank you. Commander Daniel Alvarado, you are an amazing man. You also, were on my side and were the person the fought to get me in that room that changed our lives. You are such a good person and just that you sat near me and lent me your support when things felt so hopeless, I will never forget all you did for us, neither of us will. You reassured me I did matter, when others wanted so desperately to convince me otherwise. I cannot express my gratitude enough.
Densey here again, "comic book" I read your post and knew it was you right away, thank you for everything and thank you, Mary told me how you sat with her in the ER before she got to see me and relaxed her and kept her company, thanks for having my back brother.
It is nearing bedtime, I am going to try and check my facebook before then.
p.s dont forget, it is beautifl out here and I can have visitors so come visit! Lots of places to stay close by! Mayb an apt if ones availble on the grounds. The Denver and Englewood PD already said they can pick people up from the airprt no problem and get us tickets to concerts, baseball games etc. SWEEET!!!