Monday, July 27, 2009

Nurse Lori has been very busy!

Just wanted to post an update about Marc and the goings on here at "Stress is the New Black."

We are now three weeks (halfway point) into Marc's six week IV antibiotic treatment. We have fallen into a routine of sorts and I have become quite proficient at my nursing responsibilities. Since I generally administer the IV at 6AM and 6PM, let's just say that I can do this gig in my sleep and I think there have been a couple of times that I did just that. At least it felt that way. I was just telling a friend that the first couple of days of all of this, I was very nervous and stressed; afraid that I would hurt Marc but now it is no sweat and I actually feel quite gratified that I am able to help him in some small way. There has even been one occasion where I had to meet Marc between DJ jobs (just before a wedding) to give him the IV on site, wait the 70 minutes and then flush the line and and take it off. It has been a bit crazy but we make it work. A special thank you to my Mom who has been here many times to help us with the kids so that I can be there for Marc.

One thing that has been quite complicating and a tad bit overwhelming is that both members of the Dynamic Duo have been sick over the past 2 weeks. One or the other or even both have been up several times a night with fever and cough, so when I said that I was giving the IV in my sleep, it was not far from the truth.

Right now, the DD are both doing well and they are both back in camp....yaaaay! Marc is feeling well. albeit a bit tired but that is to be expected. Between the very strong antibiotic and the heart condition he has every reason to be tired.

Our project right now is to find the best surgeon possible to handle Marc's heart surgery and we are in the process of doing so with our first choice; a surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The big issue as always is money as our insurance is not the best and we are hoping to work something out with the hospital to get this done. You cannot put a price tag on your loved ones lives and I will do anything and everything to make sure that Marc gets the best possible medical care that we can find, so he can live a normal and healthy life.

I promise to get back to the job of writing about our DD in my next post but I know that many of you have been concerned about Marc, so I wanted to let you know how his is. Thanks to so many of you for your prayers and words of support.

Believe me when I tell you that they they are felt by us every single day.

12 comments:

Tammie said...

Lori,

Just know that we all love you guys & are here for you in whatever way you want.

Hugs!

Tamara said...

Glad to know he is doing better. I hope the insurance and hospital work things out.
We are always here if you need us- and keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mama Duck said...

It's good that things have settled into a routine...you're doing well, Nurse Lori! I'm glad to hear that the DD are OK, and will be praying for Marc with his upcoming surgery.

We5Chois said...

You never stop amazing me! You are an incredible woman and we are all lucky to have you in our lives. Love you sweetie. Glad to hear things are working out somewhat. Thanks for the update and hugs to you, Marc & the DD

Donna said...

Happy to read that things are smoothing out a bit. I wished we lived closer so I could help in some small way.

Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Mary McG in TN said...

Thanks for the update! I am amazed that Marc is working. I know, there are some reasons that we go to work. Continue counting your blessings and remember your worst day is as good as it gets for some people. We are blessed to be Americans!

Cyndi said...

Sending you all big hugs and kisses. Wish we were there to give them in person. We're thinking about you all.

The Croker Family

Angel said...

You really are a strong & amazing woman. You all are in our prayers. Let me know if we can do anything for you.

Love ya!

Vivian M said...

Continuing to send positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Love Letters To China said...

So glad Marc is doing well and half way through his treatment. Would love to get together with you soon. As always, if you need any help with anything, please give me a call. Hugs...

Colleen said...

Lori you are just incredible!!!! I have been praying for your family. I was happy to get an update on Marc.
I will continue to keep Marc in my thoughts and prayers {{{hug}}} Stay strong Lori : ) I'm thinking of you.

RamblingMother said...

praying for you guys. Just catching up on everything. So sorry to hear about Marc's illness.

Hope Starr's ear is better from the taggie attack.