Stepdad's Thoughts

My thought and feelings.

One hell of a week…

Last week, Tuesday, wife wife was hospitalized with staph infection the became systemic. The staph made it into her blood stream and really caused some problems, mostly she felt miserable. She was throwing up, feeling dizzy, light headed, etc… I had never seen her like this. Let me back up…

5-April my wife cut her lead, it promptly became infected. She began putting antibiotics on it, but that just didn’t seem to handle the problem. On Friday she went to an Urgent Care facility and was told it was a staph infection. They lanced the boil as it had become, bandaged it and gave her a prescription for antibiotics. On Sunday she still was feeling it was healing right, she went back to the Urgent Care. She was then told the antibiotics weren’t working like they should so she was given another prescription. These new antibiotics had some side effects that concerned her so I stayed home from work on Monday with her just to be safe, she had no problems.

Tuesday she had an appointment with her regular doctor; I stayed home to go with her, it was at 10am. By 8am, after being up for more than an hour, she began to feel bad; dizzy, nauseous, etc… then she started throwing up. The doctors office is only 15 minutes a way and on the drive she throw up more. We got to the doctors office where she promptly went into an exam room and laid down…the doctor came in and looked at the original infection then said the staph had gone into her blood stream and she was going directly to the hospital emergency room.  Luckily it was in the building next door to his office.

It didn’t take long to get into the emergency room, once one of the doctors saw her various antibiotics were ordered and given to her via IV. A couple of hours later she was in a hospital room for a 4 night stay. All the time getting IV fluids and antibiotics at prescribe intervals, every six hours I think is was.

The good news she is doing good now and has gone back to work, she is still on oral antibiotics but doing much better.

I had never seen such a simple injury get bad so quick. I personally have had numerous cuts and wounds and never had this type of problem. I learned that it is quite easy for things to really get bad quick and to keep a close eye on the little cuts. I was really worried about my wife during this but I did all I could to not let her know I was worried so as not to make her too worried. I think it worked and she is doing good now.

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April 21, 2011 Posted by | Concerns, General | , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s been a while

It’s been a month since I last made an entry. I’ve been busy and partly simply did not feel up to writing, not that I didn’t have thoughts to put down. Between work, spring Break and being sick I simply have been out of it.

Shoot I went back to Hapkido after missing almost all of March. This past tuesday was my first day back. We had a very hard workout and I actually could not complete it. I got so dizzy/winded, etc… that I had to sit out the last 10 minutes. My instructor even called my wife to come get and drive me home, the way I felt I really had no business driving. I attribute the problem to being sick then getting back into a VERY tough workout and ME pushing too hard. Last night’s workout was much better, I didn’t get dizzy and felt refreshed after the workout.

Spring Break – for the first time since we’ve been married we had a FAMILY spring break. We took the kids to visit family on the first Saturday of SB then on Sunday we drove to Arkansas. Unfortunately Monday was raining and felt like crap (sick). It did workout, everyone pretty much just wanted to vege so that is what happened. Tuesday we got moving and drove to the DUDE Ranch we planned to stay at. We did zip-lining, horse back riding, rope work, etc… one morning the owning actually grabbed several of us for a “Top Shot” competition. I won two out of three contests. My stepson really enjoyed the riding, I think he went on four rides and has asked to go there for summer camp. Our dog even made friends with a couple of cows.

That’s a quick update, I will try to put more thoughts down later.

April 1, 2011 Posted by | General | , , | Leave a comment