Since the weekend John continued to have rough days and very restless nights. We didn’t go anywhere over the weekend including to church. On Monday and Tuesday he came home utterly exhausted to the point that his lips were blue from walking from his truck into the house. Tuesday night he hardly slept at all. It was the worse I had seen him. He was up several times, couldn’t lay down, had restless leg, and minor aches.
On Wednesday morning he woke up, but didn’t go to work. This is when I knew that he was getting even worse. To put it in perspective, when we saw John’s new doctor at Duke two and a half weeks ago, he was shocked that John is still working at all. John doesn’t stay out of work unless his very sick.
That morning I called the transplant department to find out where they were in scheduling the heart evaluation. I had received a phone call the day before that the insurance contract had been worked out, and now it was on to the scheduling phase. However, the transplant department had not received any information on John to schedule him yet. I thought that if they had not even received the information about him yet, then it would probably be into next week before it got scheduled.
At that point I called the nurse and told him John’s symptoms and that basically we were going to have to come in for the evaluation or we were going to have to come to the hospital. After talking to the doctor, they told us to come on in.
We got ready immediately early Wednesday afternoon and headed to Duke for John to be admitted into the hospital.
We have been here ever since.