07 November 2006

The Verdict

GH does not have to stay in the hospital tonight! But:

1. He definitely has an ear infection.
2. He SOUNDS like he has pneumonia, but the x-ray doesn't LOOK like pneumonia.
3. His white cells are low, so the whole shebang appears viral rather than bacterial BUT his white cells might just be suppressed b/c of chemo.
4. In case it's bacterial, they're giving him an antibiotic. The antibiotic of choice is, of course, something to which he is allergic. So he's getting something else that tends to cause stomach upset. "Great."
5. We have to chart his fever and call if he gets worse or fails to get better.

I'm just glad he'll be home tonight. Even if he is too sick to help with the babies, the idea of him not being there is scary for the symbolism of it. I need the four of us to be under the same roof. I'm not ready to be three, even on a trial basis.

8 comments:

OTRgirl said...

I'm glad he'll be home tonight. You're so right that the symbolism would be terrifying. I hate thinking of you both dealing with this huge pile all at once. You do such a good time (at least what comes through in your blog) at taking it one thing at a time and doing what you can.

Menita said...

Glad it's not pneumonia, but very sorry about the rest.

lct said...

Sorry his cold has taken such a serious turn. Wish we were still there to help out. . .

Rev Dr Mom said...

Good that's not pneumonia, and that he can be at home. Prayers for a speedy recovery from this.

Priscilla said...

I'm glad that he is home, but feel a pang in my heart with the emotional significance of your words.
I am not sure if I have written before, but am definitely delurking now, to give you my support.

soralis said...

Hope your husband feels a little better soon. So glad a hospital stay wasn't required.

Take care

Yankee, Transferred said...

You are so honest with yourself. It's refreshing and touching. And you don't have to be ready, even on a trial basis. Not now. I'm so glad.

bg's Little Sis said...

I'm glad he's home, I'm glad you're not 3 tonight too. Sending you hard hugs through the ether ****