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We make plans and God laughs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We had a busy week planned. I guess God had other plans as DH is in the hospital and all those plans have gone out the window-so to speak. He has been feeling bad for about 2 weeks. No fever, but just feeling off most days. It always seemed that he would feel pretty good in the mornings and get to feeling bad as the day wore on. Since he had radiation this year we tend to blame that for a lot of things. And he had surgery on his shoulder about 6 weeks ago and has started his outpatient therapy so also lay blame there too. However, I should have trusted my "mom" instincts and made him go to the dr sooner.
I did call his urologist office on Mon and the nurse said they could not get him in until Thur. She didn't even suggest he come in and let them have a urine sample to test although she was given his symptoms. Well, come Tues morning he was having chills and started running a fever and it was climbing rapidly so I called the family internist and was told to come right in. They ran his urine and by this time his temp had climbed to 103 so he was sent straight to the hospital. It had climbed from 100 to 103 in just a matter of 2 hours!
There were no beds available for a direct admit so the dr had to send orders with us for the ER and we spent the next 8 hours there. They started the testing-lots of bloodwork, chest x-ray and EKG and once they had all the blood draws done, they started him on antibiotics.
He finally got a room upstairs about 9 PM. I had come home not long before that to try to take care of things here since I was gone all day. Imagine my surprise when I called the ER to check on him and found out he was moved but they didn't give me the room #! It took me 3 calls, but I finally tracked him down-or at least talked to his nurse as it was late so I didn't want to wake him in case he was asleep but at least I was assured he was doing well and fever was still receding.
Today they have continued tests and he is on antibiotics around the clock. He has seen his internist, his oncologist, his pulmonary dr and they brought in an infectious disease dr who we have never seen before. They feel they are on the right track and still waiting on his blood cultures to pinpoint exactly what is going on. If he continues to improve, he will likely get to come home later Fri or Sat and have to take oral antibiotics.
He definitely has pneumonia and an x-ray will be repeated tomorrow to see if he is getting better. The pulmonary dr thinks that it may be a secondary infection - he has a UTI and she thinks it spread there thru the blood. I suspected a UTI last week but MEN are sooo stubborn. I should have dragged him in sooner and things might not have gotten this bad.
Praying this does not damage his kidneys as they are already compromised.
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  • no profile photo CD7403040
    I just saw this. I a sorry to hear that your hubby has been so I'll. I hope heirs feeli g better and is home soon.
    2996 days ago
    I do hope all is better now. Men can be so stubborn
    and if you push too hard, they dig in their heels. Maybe
    next time he will tell you sooner or agree to go a little
    quicker. We all hate doctors and hospitals but there
    is a time when you just have to go.
    Take care of yourself! HUGS!
    2996 days ago
    I ope the docs can get everything under control quickly so your DH feels better and can come home.
    2996 days ago
    I pray that all is well with you and hubby and that hubby gets to come home soon!!!
    2997 days ago
    Oh wow...........just reading this so very, very sorry what you have gone thru...........surely hope things are going well now since i think I read on your status that he is home now
    2997 days ago
  • GOATS03
    Sorry to hear this Pat. Special prayers sent your way...hope that Bill gets better soon.

    Big hug to you!
    2998 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Pat, I'm so sorry to hear this. And while I'm sure Bill was being a bit stubborn, he may also have been tired of all his doctors' visits this year, and just been trying to "lay low and hope it will go away". We've all been guilty of that on occasion. I hope he heals quickly and I hope you can take a little break and just get yourself some peace and relaxation -- almost impossible this time of year, I know. Blessings,
    2998 days ago
  • MARTY728
    emoticon Prayers sent for your DH.
    2998 days ago
    Pat, I can tell (by the headline) that you're trying to maintain a sense of humor; but my heart goes out to you and Bill. Yes, (most) men can be SO STUBBORN!! but thankfully he felt bad enough to let you take him to get professional medical care. I'm glad to see so many specialists are watching over him - surely all their collected smarts will come up with the problem and the solution to it.

    emoticon emoticon Hugs to you, you dear lady. I pray for peace of mind and comfort for you, and that you'll be able to rest well these next few days while Bill is away.
    2998 days ago
    Oh my... prayers going your way emoticon
    2998 days ago
    Still in my prayers all 3 of you!
    2998 days ago
    Praying for you both and yes men can be stubborn too but so can we too be stubborn!!
    2999 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12812602
    Hope things get better for you both soon
    2999 days ago
    Gosh, you both are having a really rough time! I hope he gets better very soon, and you are able to hang in there, and hopefully de-stress some.
    2999 days ago
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