Dr. Suess

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Friday, February 25, 2005

Abbreviated for a bit

Pearls and Dreams

If I appear to be absent for a while, I probably am. My husband was admitted to the hospital today, with pneumonia. He has only a 45% lung capacity to start with, so this is not good.

I was not there when the doctor's came by, so I'm not totally sure of what is going on, they called in a Cardiologist. I'm totally confused as to why this is. He could not answer me, the nurses would barely acknowlege my presence ... so I wasn't able to ask.

He has atrial fibulation & mitrovalve prolapse ... I'm wondering if this is acting up, or if ... this is the cause of the pneumonia, can heart problems cause pneumonia, or can pneumonia cause his heart to act up?

I hate not knowing what's going on when it comes to medical things. I left the house at 7:30 this morning, and just got home (11:30 pm) and I don't have what it takes to research it right now. So if anyone knows ... please feel free to enlighten me, on comments or in email. (PeggikayeE@aol.com)

Side note, Dr. S called with my lab work today, my WBC was elevated, 18 ... I guess it's supposed to be 11??? She was shocked. I think she was supposed to call in an antibiotic, but I forgot to go by the pharmacy.
My insulin was 67.9., it's supposed to be under 10. I was diagnosed with insulin resistance in December, it was 57. I started on Fortamet (the med making me sick) 3 weeks ago ... I'm following my food plan ...what's the deal?????????

I've insanely allowed my 15 year olds son's best friend to spend the night ... am I stupid or what?


  1. Good luck on your husband's medical emergency and don't worry, 15-year-olds need friends to sleep over now and then. It's just something that has to happen.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your husband-- I'll be thinking of you and wishing the best of luck and medical care.
    I hope that he begins to mend soon-

    Just don't forget to take care of yourself while all this is going on. If you don't take care of you, then you may not be able to care for your husband (or anyone else) when they need you.
    Which I'm sure you know, far better even than I do, but sometimes a little reminder is good.

    All the best-

  3. Praying that your husband has a quick recovery.

    Look after yourself as well.