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shadowsghost
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   Posted 11/22/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone, Just checking in and doing an update. I have missed catching up here on everyone. I have been busy trying to work and travel to the city to visit my hubby. He has been in the hospital since 11/7, he was admitted from a routine visit for possible peritonitis which they determined he didnt have but his kidneys were failing. They ended out draining 26 litres of fluid in ten days which made his kidneys worse. So now he cant be drained and cant take diuretics either and oh yeah the infection they thought he had then said didnt show up in the culture now shows up in the culture..... go figure. During all this I did another one of my tangents and called the transplant team and informed them they needed to go over to the hospital and round up all the little children pretending to be doctors, that went over well hehehehe! yeah   So now his treatments are being more closely monitored by the team..... duh. He is now next in line for a transplant but only till 10am tuesday when they update the MELD score which his has improved so he will lose that status...... up down up down here we go....... this ride is so scary.
Then of course I have to toss more #%^* on the big pile already there and tore my left rotator cuff and messed up my left wrist. My first surgery is monday to fix the wrist got cortizone for shoulder as I cant do that yet. I was totally useless for 3 weeks when my right was fixed..... mad ! I cant do pain meds so I just cry for a few days then suck it up!! Got my grandson coming over monday to clean..... thats a fright I have seen how he keeps his room...LOL yeah   this has got to be shear desperation.  I did have something kind of cute and funny happen, one of the doctors I threatened with a turkey baster and lactulose bought me the best chocolate cake I have ever had..... He told Doug I was an amazing woman. Doug said he would have been worried he was hitting on me but he also has a look of fear when I walk in.... hehehe. I guess the cake will keep me from threatening him for awhile, he hopes.
Sue
When I started counting my blessings my whole world turned around.


hep93
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   Posted 11/22/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh, Sue!  My goodness, gal!  What else is going to happen!!?  Keeps life interesting, doesn't it?  I'm so sorry about your shoulder and wrist and don't know how in *%@# you can have surgery with no pain meds!!  I'd be doing a lot more than crying!

I'm glad you straightened out those twits at the hospital and hope they can now keep things straight and Doug well enough for transplant when it happens--which I really feel will be soon.  So hang in there!

And enjoy the chocolate cake!  smilewinkgrin


Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


mer
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   Posted 11/22/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue-

First of all, I am so sorry you are going through this....you don't need all this stuff with your surgery, etc on top of your husband. You hang in there...you must be one STRONG woman to go through all that with no pain meds....me, I am a big baby!!

Second of all.......that is hysterical....threatening the doc w/ a turkey baster and lactulose!! That's sooooo funny!! I have had MANY thoughts lately about our docs, including the ones on the transplant team, and you have given me a great idea!! HA HA HA!!

I do hope your hubby gets a liver soon. This is SUCH a roller coaster ride! You hange in there.....my thoughts and prayers are with you

Mer

Butterflythree
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   Posted 11/23/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I am so sorry to hear that Doug is in the hospital. It sounds like things are very hectic for you right now. I can't imagine undergoing surgery and then just toughing it out without pain meds. I can't even endure a headache without taking something. If I don't take something when I feel it coming on, I am in the bed rolling and crying from pain. I agree with you. This disease is scary. I wish that know one had to go through it. I only hope when the time comes I am able to be as strong with the doctors as you are. I am such a passive person. I fear that I may let my husband down when it comes to that. I admire your strength, courage and determination.

By the way, is there any chance you can send your grandson to my house to clean. (ha!ha!) I'll take anyone I can get.

I hope that you are able to enjoy Thanksgiving.

As always, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Butterflythree
 
There is always hope!


shadowsghost
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 11/26/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well hand surgery is done and recovery on track for me anyway! Doug took a fall at the hospital. broke his knee cap and had to have his face sewn up. He is a mess, his face and chest is the color of eggplant. Poor guy is devastated his numbers went down on the list and now he is pretty banged up. Guess I am taking another leave from work while we get the process done on upgrading our PCA plan to more hours as he will be home but need more hours of someone here. Life just throughs a bunch of wrenches in the works huh? I think if life gets normal I would be lost hehehe yeah right! Oh and by the way my chocolate cake was a slice of heaven, the kind of cake you need to have a smoke afterwards.
Sue
When I started counting my blessings my whole world turned around.


hep93
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 11/26/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Sue, thanks for checking in with us!  I'm glad your hand surgery is behind you and that you are on the way to recovery.  So sorry about Doug's fall, poor thing!

Did you eat the whole cake?  smilewinkgrin


Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Butterflythree
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 954
   Posted 11/30/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I am sorry that Doug fell in the hospital. I was so afraid that my husband was going to do that. Once out of intensive care he was allowed to walk to the restroom. I had been helping him. They were giving him so much Lactulose that he had to keep going back and forth. The hospital wouldn't let me stay the night and nurses are always understaffed. The nurse assured me that someone would help him. When I got there the next morning he was returning from the restroom alone. He was fine, but it still worried me.

I am continuing to pray for you both.
Butterflythree
 
There is always hope!

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