Friday, 10 February 2017

Two steps forward, one step back

Thank you everyone who has sent me such lovely encouraging comments and for all your prayers. Again please forgive me not replying individually - struggling to keep the updates going.

Very bad couple of days with more sickness and worse M.E. fatigue and raised white blood count, and lack of sleep. Felt horrible yesterday.

Better today and yesterday's infection investigations showed it to be the UTI continuing so am now on stronger antibiotics. They said today that my potassium was too high and I had an infusion of some calcium to protect my heart and an ECG. Tonight they infused me with insulin which is supposed to drive potassium from the blood and have been checking me regularly (painful) by finger pricks to get blood. My veins are not obliging and it takes 2-3 pricks each time to get any blood. Am now being infused with glucose as they continue to monitor me and they'll wake me during the night to prick my fingers again.

So from thinking I was now attached from everything except the PICC, am now back on a drip again.

Felt better sitting out in the chair this morning and I can now manage to transfer from bed to commode or wheelchair without support so progress is being made. They want me at the same level I was before the blockage before they'll send me home and that's a long way off yet, so no hopes for an early release any time soon!

I've now been in longer than I was the first time. This Sunday it will be 2 weeks. They are looking after me very well though. It's just that my body isn't behaving itself properly!

4 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear that you are still going through such a tough time. It doesn't seem fair after all that you've been through. I do hope that you get well soon so that you can get back home again. Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the very best. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  2. Sending Best Wishes to you Shoshi!

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  3. I'm so sorry for the step back, my friend. You have been thru' so much! Just dealing with the ME is more than enough. I am hoping they take good care of you and get you to feeling better soon! We all miss seeing what's on your desk! Sending healing energy and loving thoughts! ♥

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  4. So sorry you're still in hospital Shoshi! I can imagine how frustrating it is! The longest I've been in hospital was a week when my son was born and by day 4 I was so desperate to go home! Just hang in there - you'll be out soon! It can't be fun getting needle pricked in the middle of the night, yikes! But they're doing this in your best interest to make you better. Hope you're back on your feet soon having fun in your art haven! xx

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