Monday, August 31, 2009

Update On As The Stomach Turns- M & M's

Yep.... or..... no need to watch soaps, when ya got SUDS? I really dont even know where or how to express the happenings of the week at all. Very blurry.
Walt's superbug as I said has been identified and named. Streptococous-Intremedous. It began in his lung disguised as Pnuemonia and as it was being attacked by antibiotics, fled to his blood and liver. ( This I am told is why doctors hurry to catch the bug in the throat before it aggressively travels on.) He has had now uncountable units of blood and the fight is still going on to out race the bug. Tonight the other 2 absesses on his liver will be ( attemt to be) drained. Nutrition is indeed a factor since he is so weak and in pain that he cannot accept foods. IV for that too going in.
When this is all wrapped up and we are ahead of the bug he will come home with his IV and drainage tank to recover with me and a home health nurse for several months. ( best case scenario, says I). He has 2 specialists onboard now, infectios disease, and GI. The nurses and staff personal really dont care much for me, so I think I will bring them chocolates tonight. It cant hurt right? I think it is divine intervention that all vacationers are gone until this thursday... allows me time for a shower. Today i cleaned up my smelly self along with a smelly poodle. She is so smart and knows somethings up as she sits on my desk chair, or walts spot on the sofa and looks pathetic. Rudy too... dang animals... he just sits up there telling me that he loves me. In Walts voice, this helps.
Thanks to all who call, write, post notes, and help me with Paso directions! Walt says thank you too for the cards, books, and well wishes. When we talk, we are both in total disbelief of this. His colleagues, students, friends and family are helping to keep his spirits up. I had him up yesterday getting his email and he was moved at the outpour of support. Thank you all. What the hell would I do without you?
My days are filled with a routine of caring for the guests here, taking off to the hospital, tending to Walt, pointing a lot, and using my lap top to forget the world in Farmtown on Facebook. A great distraction ... I can SOLVE those problems! These days I am having trouble with the stupid fax machine!!! It always sums up with one sentance for me... I just wanna go make a quilt....Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
CLIC


Marvelous Mondays include XANEX, FARMTOWN, and all of you.

14 comments:

Vicki W said...

Oh Gina, I thinking of you and Walt every day. I hope he is on the road to recovery and I hope you are trying to take some care of yourself.

marilyn said...

This sounds like good news at least they know
what it is......I know that doesn't help everything
that you have on your plate.Prayers coming your
way daily...take care of yourself.

Pam said...

been checking up on ya everyday......
Missed getting to meet him last week... so lets get him all better so next time we come!!!!

Chocolate for nurses is always a good thing..
Take care..... Pam

Anonymous said...

Quilted ((((hugs)))))) being sent your way because we all care so much!!
Prayers continue...
Wayne & Jill

Freda said...

We are all pulling for Walt and you too Gina.I hope he makes good progress fast.

Desert Threads said...

Keep your chin up and your sneakers on girl. Give Walt my best.

Lillie said...

Hi Gina... It's Lillie. I always read your blog... I am a nurse and I want you to know that I am saying prayers for Walt that he gets over this very fast. I will also pray for the doctors and nurses to give them wisdom and insight. I know a lot of people are thinking about you and I am too! Take care and hang in there.
Lillie

Randi said...

Thank you for the update, Gina. Still thinking of you & will keep you in prayers.

rondabeyer said...

Gotta love that Xanax, it helps get us through the rough days.... Your work may get tougher with him home, best he remains in the hospital as long as possible once he gets home you will never get any rest... Coming home with the IV's isn't so bad, I have had so many friends with the antibiotic IV stent in for 6 months and they function fine...
Darm gastric byass surgery I think this has much to do with his weakened immune system.... Hang in there G, ya know the Big Man above won't give us more than we can handle but he sure likes to test us doesn't he????? Love U More, Ronda

gaylemckay said...

Been thinking about both of you Gina. Glad to hear a report that there is progress being made. Try hard to remember to take care of yourself too.

Farmtown? I so agree! It is calm and totally in your control! I played it daily the 2 mos I was so sick.

Wish I was close enough to come help you out.

Gayle

Lynn Douglass said...

Hey, G, been thinking about you and Walt. I've got some books that Walt might enjoy. Michael Connelly writes detective novels. If you think Walt would like them, I'll get them in the mail to you. What about you? Anything you'd like? Are you finding down time to read? Prayers will continue, and I look forward to seeing them answered! Hugs.

Feather on a Wire said...

I keep thinking about both of you. Hope today brings good news,
Sally

Tina C. said...

Hey Gina. I'm glad to see your update on Walt. I really hope you are able to bring him home and keep him safe and healthy. Best wishes to you both.

Turtles In North Dakota said...

I can only second all that has been said. What a truly sad thing for you both to be going through. I know how strong you are trying to be and yet how much you probably just want to throw a fit. I really admire you Gina.You need to take care of yourself too. I wish I were there to help with something.All I can do is send a hug to the both of you.(((hug)))

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