Well it was another eventfull night/day today for 2 reasons. Firstly the monitor alarms went off 4 times and had docs with her most of the night, they have now diagnosed whats else is wrong (along with all the previous!)
She has VAP - Ventilator associated pneumonia, if I got that right? apparently its caused from being on it for too long and in the same position etc and not being able to cough etc etc..
The infection is quite progressed and the consultant was very honest with me and said that due to her having the chest infection a few weeks ago when in, she will be at greater risk of it being multi drug resisitant, her white blood cells are very high, sats very low and lots of shadows on her lung x-ray, and a he told me things that is hard to say on here.. but im sure you can work out what he was trying to tell me/prepare me for..
On one level, they now know why the vital signs were going haywire all the time and why she reacted so badly to removing the chest drain.
The second catastrophy was at 5am this morning when I went to get a coffee I collapsed, what a doughnut! so since then I have been in a bed in a side room of ICU, with iv fluids and meds to stop me being sick, I know its just exhaustion and not eating/drinking properly and I know you all told me so,,,, but hey Im a man I dont listen! So the upshot is that I have not been able to be with her all day, they wont let me back in yet incase I have anything infectious so for the time being im stuck here... her mums just arrived and thankfully bought my laoptop which is great!
So all in all, a crap day, not telling lewis any of this yet, think he has enough to cope with for the time being.
Thanks snowygirl for all the help in translating into male english everthing they were telling me!
I just dont know what to think anymore, its hard being told each day that things are getting worse, sorry dont know what else to say right now