20 December 2006

Hanging In, Hanging On

GH has been sick since Thanksgiving. Just when we think he's on the mend, something else happnens. It's like he has the world's longest cold.

Now he has a urinary tract infection. Bring on more antibiotics!

He's jaundiced. High liver function will do that to a person. The jaundice in and of itself is no big deal, but the root cause of it is frightening. As some of my readers know, liver failure is eventually deadly.

GH pees orange. No, it's not the UTI. This is another sign of high liver function.

He's tired all the time. No surprise there.

He keeps losing weight.

And his nose keeps bleeding. Not a lot, but it just drips, drips, drips. Stops. Drips. Stops. It's hard for him to sleep. He has to hold a Kleenex to his nose all the time.

This nosebleed thing has been the straw that broke the camel's back to me. It's starting to feel like we've reached the beginning of the end. I sure hope I'm wrong.

11 comments:

Christine said...

Snick. I am so sorry. That's really all I can say. My husband wasn't as sick as yours, to be sure, but watching him be ill was almost worse than being sick myself. I feel for you and want to send you a virtual hug. Keep telling us what's happening. We care.

Rachel said...

That sounds awful. You are in such a tough place right now. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

heather said...

Oh, I am so, so sad for you. Sending you all my prayers.

Rev Dr Mom said...

I'm so sorry. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

luolin said...

I hope you're wrong too. I'm so sorry you have to deal with so much.

soralis said...

I can't even imagine how difficult all this must be. Thinking of you

Leggy said...

How scary- I really hope you are wrong and that this is just a temporary set-back. I'm sorry this is all happening right before your first holidays with the kids. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I wish I had better words for you.

Kathleen

Priscilla said...

My thoughts are with all of you.

Yankee, Transferred said...

shit. Sending my love.

angeljet said...

It must be tough but hang in there. My Mom had cancer too and I took care of her.
I hope you do not mind me posting. I came across your blog and got caught up reading your posts.