Nothing ever goes as planned anymore!!
Sunday, September 01, 2013
We have been planning to head up north to visit the kids, grandkids and great grandkids for the past month and we were going to leave this Tues-we have about 12 days with no doctor appointments-or so we thought!!
I have been trying to get it all together the past few days BUT now everything is on hold.
I decided this morning that I needed to get a little extra rest if I was going to be driving for 8 or 9 hours for 2 days to get to my sons so I didn't get up till 7:30 and only walked one round - about 2.5 miles. When I got back, I ate breakfast and then made a Texas sheet cake for a BBQ we were to attend this afternoon. Then I went to get DH up. He said he was freezing but he was burning up.
I took his temperature and it was 99.5 so got him up and had him eat breakfast and take his morning meds-it was after 10 by this time!
After that, he went back to sleep in his recliner all wrapped up in a big afghan. I let him sleep till about 12:30 as I read the Sunday paper and then I fell asleep too! When we woke up, he felt even hotter and I decided I needed to recheck his temperature. OMG, it was 103.2. Told him to get up and get ready we were going to Urgent Care as that is dangerous in an adult! We got there about 1 and they took him right in.
They ran a urine test-I thought he might have a UTI but that was negative. They did a chest x-ray-he does not have pneumonia. They did a test for the flu and that was negative. They ran bloodwork and he does have an elevated white count but they could not point to anything specific so the doctor ordered an IV antibiotic and is putting him on oral antibiotics for the next 5 days. He has to return on Tuesday to be rechecked
At this point we do not know if we are going to be able to go north or not. The dr said if he goes 24 hours without a temperature then we can think about it.
It seems every time we plan a trip he get ill-maybe he is allergic to travel!