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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Day 24.

The PIC line went in last night and they started his IV antibiotics of Co-Amoxicillin. Then this morning they got the blood tests results back which show an elevated white blood cell count, which was not what any of us wanted to see. So he is now back on the antibiotics Gentamicin and Tazocin, which is what he was on in the first place. His Potassium is also high 5.7, so they are keeping a close eye on that as well. In himself he is fine and ate all his breakfast and lunch. They weighed him today and he has lost another 6 pounds, but now he is eating properly I am hoping that goes back on fairly quickly. The physios walked him and got him to go down and back up some stairs and have discharged him from their care, so that was some good news. Today was his 3rd discharge day and he has missed it. One of the nurses indicated that that Keith would probably be coming home with antibiotics very soon. But on speaking to one of his doctors, they are in no hurry to let him go whilst he is still so unstable, which is a huge relief. So an up and down situation today.

6 comments:

Andy Healey said...

Hi, hope it all gets easier soon for Keith. Best wishes to you both and look after yourself.

Jacquie said...

Oh dear Jo, still not much better is it ?! - you know where I am if you need an escape or help !! x Jacquie

furnessvale said...

Sorry to read of Keith's problems. I have been following closely every day but don't want to bother you at this traumatic time.
Best wishes to you both.

George @fmcbadger

Working Narrow Boat Hadar said...

Hi George. Thank you for your message. It has been one hell of a time, but we remain up beat. The surgeon did tell me it would be a long haul and he was not kidding. Hopefully they will get on top of the infection, so he can come home and I can get some meat on his bones.
I hope all is well with you?

Kind regards Jo

Working Narrow Boat Hadar said...

Hi Andy. We will get there in the end. I am taking good care of myself, but making sure everything is done x

Working Narrow Boat Hadar said...

Jacquie. Thank you. I do indeed know where you are and it is appreciated. xxx