So much has happened since my last blog.
On 5/5 the doc at the ECF ordered the same antibiotic that he had prescribed three weeks prior for Dan's UTI. What in the name of heaven made him think that the drug that didn't work three weeks ago would suddenly work now??? I had a hissy fit and requested another physician. The new physician reviewed Dan's chart and the next day Dan was sent to the hospital. Four days later he was transferred to ICU with pneumonia in both lungs and sepsis. His UTI was actually two different bacteria that were both drug resistant. The infectious disease doc put him on an antibiotic called Colistimethate that is, pretty much, a last resort antibiotic. It can affect the kidneys. Fortunately the drug seems to have worked and, so far, his kidneys are ok. He was moved to a regular room last night. He's still not eating or drinking so he's having a PEG put in tomorrow. They're going to try and use the spot where the PEG was right after his stroke.
I managed to do something to my foot last week. I can't put any pressure on it so I've been using a cane and putting ice on it whenever I can. I was so exhausted yesterday that I didn't go to the hospital. I didn't do anything productive. The only walking I did was from the sofa to the bathroom or kitchen. I do feel a little better today.
I've decided that I need to start taking better care of myself. I hardly ever wear makeup any more, I seem to always wear blue jeans, and my hair is suddenly very, very gray, I think the gray hair happened overnight. So, I've decided to do something about it. I'm going to get my hair highlighted, I'm going to stop wearing jeans all the time and start wearing makeup again. Hmmm, guess I need to buy some makeup first, since mine was all purchased pre-stroke and is pretty much dried up. Of course, all of this means that I need to find the time to go to the hairdresser and the store. Somewhat of a Catch-22, but I WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I'm still trying to figure out when I became a little old gray haired lady in blue jeans, no make-up, and limping around with a cane. I've always liked the Maxine cartoons, but I never really thought I'd end up looking like her!! :big_grin: