Monday, August 16, 2010

Isolation has started

Sigve was feeling noticeably more tired today, and his blood levels were getting close to isolation level. We were told he would definitely be confined on Monday. But he was still allowed to go outside today, so we sat in the sunshine in the roof garden for a while.

One of those "stretch-out-your-arm-and-snap" pictures. It was really hot in the sun, but Sigve was feeling chilly as you can see from his zipped up fleece jacket!

Back on the ward a nurse told us that due to staff capacity they would move Sigve into the isolation room tonight. Sigve thought it was just as well, he wasn't going anywhere, and it didn't matter to him which room he slept in anyway.
I drove home to Bømlo this afternoon, and when I spoke to Sigve around midnight he had settled in in his disinfected room. Everything he took in with him had to be disinfected too. So now we assume that he will stay well until the new stem cells start doing their job. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to build up the immune system to a level where it's safe to be out in the world again.
I'll probably be home for a couple of days before I go back to Bergen.

Today I am grateful for:
*Sigve's optimism
*Sigve's ability to adapt to any situation
*the nurses who take care of him, and nurses in general

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