kshandra: Text: "I should perhaps be disturbed by the MASSIVE NEED I have for approval of strangers on the Internet." (Default)
(crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] kshandra and [livejournal.com profile] gridlore)

At roughly 5:30pm on Sunday, March 4th, Doug was admitted to Kaiser Santa Teresa with complications of acute sinusitis.

Asplenetic patients such as Doug are at increased risk of infection from encapsulated bacteria such as pneumococcus and meningococcus. In addition to receiving booster vaccines against both of those, he will be undergoing a course of intravenous antibiotics and a probable head/neck CT scan to determine the scope and extent of the infection currently on display around his right eye. Treatment is supposed to last two or three days.

Doug is still feeling pain in the superorbital sinus cavity, though the Augmentin he's been taking since Thursday night does appear to be having a positive effect on that, as the pain is no longer as pronounced when the Vicodin wears off (though an earlier attempt to reduce the V. dose was premature). The fact that he's feeling pain around the eye, as opposed to within it, is a good sign according to the doctors.



I am, as one might expect, completely out of spoons at this point (hence the timestamp on this post; I collapsed when I got home from the hospital, after an only partially-successful attempt to eat something for the first time in nine hours). I have to be up at 0530 to call Doug's boss and give him the lovely news that no, he really IS sick and won't be coming in to work for at least a week. From there, it's likely a trip to the laundromat down the street, as Doug and I both need clean clothes (I have to bring him the lounge pants he got for $WINTERHOLIDAY, as Kaiser apparently doesn't keep pajama bottoms in stock, and wearing just a gown depresses him), and then I get to figure out whether or not I can actually manage going to work - my boss at my current temp gig has been incredibly understanding this past week, but they do need me to be there, and with Doug out of the picture for at least a week, we really need my income. And I'm trying to balance all of this against the fact that I'm still sick, and as you can probably figure out, it's not going too well. :-P

I'm leaving comments enabled on both of these posts, but I'm disabling email copies as an exercise in spoon conservation; take it as read that your good wishes, positive energy, etc., are welcome and appreciated. As I noted above, Doug is only supposed to be in hospital for a couple of days; if that should change, I will post a locked update to both journals with room numbers, visiting hours, and all that jazz.

Date: 2007-03-05 09:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] sebab.livejournal.com
*hugs* if you want them.

I hope he's completely better soon, and that your rest is good. Will be thinking of you!

Date: 2007-03-05 11:39 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] iamjw.livejournal.com
GoodThoughts on the way.

Date: 2007-03-05 11:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] janetmiles.livejournal.com
Good Thoughts on the way, along with (im)moral support and some spare energy.

Take care of yourself as much as you can, okay?

Date: 2007-03-05 01:08 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jilesa.livejournal.com
*hugs* I'm sorry to hear this, darlin'. I'm glad to see you taking care of yourself in addition to Doug.

Date: 2007-03-05 01:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kayre.livejournal.com
*hugs* and prayers... hang in there!

Date: 2007-03-05 01:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] docwebster.livejournal.com
Aigh. Take care, you two.

Hugs

Date: 2007-03-05 01:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] tracytreefrog.livejournal.com
Good thoughts your way for both of you!

Date: 2007-03-05 03:09 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] amaebi.livejournal.com
*love* *energy*

Date: 2007-03-05 03:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] margorose.livejournal.com
I'm sorry you have to go through this. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

Date: 2007-03-05 03:25 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] bfly.livejournal.com
Sending out good vibes for you both. {hugs}

Date: 2007-03-05 04:13 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] timenchanter.livejournal.com
I'm very sorry to hear that things are so rough right now. I'm feeling better right now, so I'll see if I can't lend you a few spoons.

!!!

Date: 2007-03-05 04:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] charlottesmtms.livejournal.com
ext_176016: (Witchlock2)
***BIG HUGS*** to you both, and here's to getting over this crud!

Date: 2007-03-05 06:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ladycrim.livejournal.com
Sending good vibes that you and Doug both get your supply of spoons replenished soon!

Date: 2007-03-05 06:21 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] johnpalmer.livejournal.com
Ouch... I hope Doug is well soon, and I hope that you can keep it together.

Date: 2007-03-05 07:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] lexica510.livejournal.com
Am searching behind the fridge and under the stove to try to find where all the extra spoons have gone... will send them on to you with a stern admonishment to them to stick around in your spoon drawer for a while, 'cause you need them.

Date: 2007-03-05 08:59 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] hellloooonurse.livejournal.com
Hope you both get better soon.

*Sending some spoons your way* I've got some that I can spare.

Date: 2007-03-05 10:44 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] melchar.livejournal.com
Sorry that the giant snot monster has pounced Doug. Here's hoping he recovers REAL fast from mucus overload.

Date: 2007-03-06 12:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] teddywolf.livejournal.com
All my best.

Here, have a spoon...

Date: 2007-03-06 03:13 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] kath8562.livejournal.com
ext_39067: (handbasket)
My sinuses are in beautiful condition right now--Doug can borrow mine!
I hope he feels better soon...

Date: 2007-03-06 04:17 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] lysana.livejournal.com
*hugs* to both of you.

Date: 2007-03-06 04:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] baxil.livejournal.com
Oh yuck. :( My deepest sympathies. Now that I actually have some spare energy to give again, I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Date: 2007-03-06 08:37 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] micheinnz.livejournal.com
Yipes! Good wishes on the way for both of you!

Date: 2007-03-07 06:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] sylvan.livejournal.com
Hugs and good thoughts for you both.

Date: 2007-03-07 01:56 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] baratron.livejournal.com
Poor Doug. Poor Kirsten.

Hope he's much better soon.

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