The day after…

No fever today! Wahoo!

The high powered antibiotics appear to be working.  I will probably go home sometime this weekend…but not today.

All in all, I feel much better than 2 days ago.

Better living through chemistry!!!

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I gotta quit opening my mouth!

Well, it’s EARLY Friday morning and I am back in the hospital with infection, fever, abdominal distension and pain, water retention and headache.  Doc Thomas started me on multiple IV and oral antibiotics at about 300pm, and will continue for at least another day or so in the hospital, then I will most likely go home with a PICC line (semi-permanent IV) and continue the IV meds for another week or so.

My temp hit 102+ Wednesday afternoon. I’m supposed to go the the ER anytime it gets higher than 100.2, so naturally, I didn’t go, but instead, I cooked chicken kabobs on the grill with Joey, took tylenol, and went to bed.  I hate the ER (and it’s expensive).  So Erin (my PA) called me Thursday morning and said I was pre-admitted and my room was waiting for me.  Joey drove me down to Galveston and they got right down to business.  Same nurses that took care of me last time, and, of course the same doctors.

I’m tired of this hotel (UTMB), but I’m glad my medical team is on the ball, and that I like them enough to see them as often as I do.

Good news is, the temp is already heading into normal range and my blood sugar (always high when I’m sick) has returned to normal without the need for insulin.

So all is well for the time being.  I really am in “pretty good shape for the shape I’m in…”

Praise God. He has really guided my physicians through a difficult case.  It’s God’s show , no doubt.  I trust that he is always here and will always take care of me, and my family. All prayers sent up for me, Joey and the rest of my clan, are much needed and appreciated, so pray away.  Thank you all.

More later.

Wait… it’s been a year?

Well, almost: 8 more days and we will celebrate UnSub’s first birthday.  I sometimes wondered if I’d see this day. Apparently, God has plans that I am not privy to.

I feel SO MUCH better than I have since May of 2009, and it gets better every day!  I have to watch myself because I get all fired up, and then try to work like I used to, and I usually end up wearing myself out.  But hey!  I feel like working again.  I’m still on medical disability, but starting to do things around the house, more, and even starting into a little part-time “project”. (I hope it turns out to be the future full-time job).

The weather is very pleasant… no more old man winter.  It was a perfect day for a bike ride today.  So I went, and then spent the rest of the afternoon outside with my old dog, Bonnie.

Life’s Worth Livin’!

Blue skies ahead

We were threatened in Southeast Texas, by warnings of severe winter storms, ice and SNOW.  Twice! In the coastal regions where I live, we did see two days of below freezing temps (last week, at night) and then last night, we only got down to 29 (at my house) We never saw ice or snow. Roads were clear.  I sure am glad that half of the businesses in town shut down, along with the schools, due to “weather”.  This is CRAZY!  It is 45 degrees and beautiful clear blue skies. I really wonder how the weathermen (and ladies) can get paid for spewing this kind of nonsense? (and what is it based on?)

I am getting antsy.  I need to do some kind of work… even if it is just telephone or PC work.  Without the pain meds, my mind is racing, again, and I need to USE IT! So the search is on for a part time gig to appease my appetite for working, and to make a few extra dollars. (I need a new car… actually, I just need a car.  My truck has been commandeered by a 17 year old, which essentially means I’ll never see it again).

Mainstream news is really ticking me off.  As if this country doesn’t have enough problems with budget, deficit spending, bailouts, Obamacare, illegal aliens, and the “never ending quest to convince the public that we must save ourselves from Global Warming (aka: Gore Bull Warming)”  … now we are going to try to save Egypt???!!!  I don’t wish bad on anyone, but, let them deal with their own problems.  We don’t have the means or the finances to do anything for them.

So I pose the question: Should Texas secede?

CU later!

Happy February!

Well, at least I’m happy today, in the face of a winter storm that has over 45% of the country entangled in ice, snow gale force winds and downright COLD temperatures.  Its 45 degrees here in League city, and will get down to around 25 degrees tonight and tomorrow night, before starting back up the scale on Friday.  At least it will be a brief cold snap, but long enough and cold enough to kill off the mosquito larvae. Fortunately, my citrus trees will be fine because the are small enough that covering them is easy.

You know, there are a lot of people in this country that really get comfortable in their little “pity-pot”  …  over the weather, politics, the economy, etc.  But when you take a good hard look at what’s going on in the Mid East and Northern Africa, with oppressive fundamentalist regimes and riots in at least 5 countries at this moment, it makes our problems look pretty small.  The fact is, our government is BAD right now, and the economy has been bad, but things are starting to turn the corner.  Jobs are coming up again, there are new congresspersons in DC with a renewed sense of why they are there (to do the peoples bidding), and we DON”T have rioting in the streets. The USA is still the best country in the world, allowing men and women to have to control of their lives, and to keep their rights.  It gets dicey at times, but the people always rally at the point where things start to deteriorate markedly.  The people have just done so, and are continuing to push for the constitutionality of our government.  Yeah Americans!!

Believe in God’s promises, talk with him frequently, don’t hesitate to ask him to guide our leaders and for him to give us the strength (and wisdom) to rise against the tyranny when it becomes necessary. The plays of the end game are already well known to Him, and the outcome of the final battle is fixed.  God will win, and those of us who follow his commands, through Jesus, will be in the winners circle with him.  Say hallelujah, amen!.