Tomorrow may be better than yesterday


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Photo credit: http://nwwes.deviantart.com/art/Stepping-Stones-of-Memory-216271485

Vic is rapidly deteriorating.  Last night the nausea was absolutely relentless.  With no food in her stomach Vic vomited blood.  Old blood and new blood….. Her vitals are very unstable and I thought that she would not survive the night.  I cried and slept in her bed with her.

 

Today Sr Siza tried to put up an IV drip.  Vic has absolutely no veins left that are suitable for a drip.  The sub-cutaneous driver is back up.  At this stage of the game the risk of cellulitis is less than the need for pain and symptom control.  We will reposition the subcutaneous driver as and when we need to.

Dr Sue has prescribed Cyklokapron.  “Tranexamic acid (commonly marketed in tablet form as Lysteda and in IV form as Cyklokapron in the U.S. and Australia and asTransamin,Transcam in Asia, and Espercil in South America. Also marketed as TRAXYL (Nuvista Pharma) in Bangladesh,Cyclo-F and Femstrual in UK.) is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine. It is used to treat or prevent excessive blood loss during surgery and in various other medical conditions. It is an antifibrinolytic that competitively inhibits the activation of plasminogen to plasmin, by binding to specific sites of both plasminogen and plasmin, a molecule responsible for the degradation of fibrin. Fibrin is a protein that forms the framework of blood clots. It has roughly eight times the antifibrinolytic activity of an older analogue, ε-aminocaproic acid.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tranexamic_acid

She suggested that Vic be admitted to hospital.  Vic refused.

On the 1st of January 2013 Stepping Stone Hospice and Palliative Care started operating.  It is pretty ironic that Vic may well be our first death.

But then again, tomorrow may be better than yesterday….Today was better than last night.

 

 

 

 

 

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I am a sixty something wife,mother, sister, grandmother and friend. I started blogging as a coping mechanism during my beautiful daughter's final journey. Vic was desperately ill for 10 years after a botched back operation. Vic's Journey ended on 18 January 2013 at 10:35. She was the most courageous person in the world and has inspired thousands of people all over the world. Vic's two boys are monuments of her existence. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever my Angle Child. https://tersiaburger.wordpress.com

11 thoughts on “Tomorrow may be better than yesterday”

  1. Hard stuff here. Hard to read, harder to live with, deal with, watch with. Feel for you and wish you all peace and love Tersia.

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