Monday, May 21, 2012

Where to look

It happened so quick.  I woke up Thursday with a scratchy, sore throat.  I started to sneeze and blow my nose.  I was coming down with something.  By Friday morning my sinuses were stuffy.  It was near 95 degrees hot outside, and I wrapped in a blanket.  It occurred to me to take my temp.  It hovered around 99.  Then suddenly it was 100.9.  I'd gone over the limit.  

Of course it was now Friday at 6 pm.  I had to call the Oncologist on call.  He said I needed to go to the ER for a blood test to see how low my blood counts were.  Too low, I'd have to stay.  

Thank goodness for good neighbors and friends who tackled our kids for us.  

Friday night at the ER is an extremely interesting place to be.  It might have kept me more entertained had I been feeling a bit better.

Once I finally got back to a room, I got a complete work up.  Not only did they do a blood test, they took a blood culture to make sure my blood did not have bacteria in it.  Then they did a throat culture... of all the advancements in modern medicine, I was quite surprised the swab for the throat culture hasn't changed a bit... yuck.  Of course it didn't hold a candle to the swab way up in my sinus cavity to see if I had the flu.  I think almost kicked Rick my leg shot out so fast as the swab landed somewhere up by my eye socket- ouch.

Then I was off for a chest x-ray and then they started an iv to give me some fluids.  

By the end of the night, two tests looked conclusive for bacteria.  They found blood in my urine and my sinuses were thought to be the other source of the infection.

They gave me a choice.  I could stay the night and be admitted.  Or if we thought we could monitor everything safely from home, I could leave.  When  Dr. D was a little vague about when I might be able to go home if I were to stay, we quickly decided home was the best.

Home is always the best.  

I have a strong antibiotic that has lots of strict rules with it.  But its working.  No more fever and everything is breaking up and clearing up.  

My Aunt Carol and Uncle Bill brought this beautiful cross to me today.  

"... and I will give you rest..."  

And so HE does.  


  1. Hi Miss Vicky, Are you drinking the Arbonne Immunity Booster? Do you have some left? I have some here, so PLEASE call me and I will run some over and talk to you about a way of keeping it coming. Please. I love you and am finally home after being gone, months??? ugh, I am home now, so will get going for you. xxxoooooo Barb

  2. Home is good ... very good! What a great reminder that cross is. Hope you are soon feeling restored.

  3. Glad the meds are working to kick that infection in the bud. Hopefully you will feel better each day! Your own bed is always better than any hospital bed. I do believe we always rest better and recoup fasterin our own suroundings. A big hug to you. Love you!

  4. Praying for the infection to leave you,my friend...praying for comfort for you as you recuperate, dear Vicky.
    Thankful for your family and friends who stand with you and beside you as you get better.
    Looking up for you and with you...

  5. I'm so sorry to hear you got sick Vicky. :( But glad you went to the hospital to get checked out. Also, glad the antibiotics are working and helping you feel better.
    I'm thinking of you and sending hugs!

  6. "Home is always best"


    Funny, with all of incredible medical technology that is part of your world, it's still the basics, the swabs that gets you every time.

    Hope you are feeling better doesn't seem to be enough to say, but I do hope you are feeling better!

  7. I agree! Home is the best!!!
    Fewwwwww glad you had the option to go home and did. :)

  8. uugh!.. so glad you're feeling better tho!... glad you were able to be home.. MUCh less germy.

  9. My sweet Vicky, so sorry you are under the weather. You are such a fighter, this too shall pass. Just take care of yourself. Get better soon...HUGS

  10. Hi vicky,

    So glad you are feeling better and are HOME! Glad it was something that was caught early!

    Thankful He gave you rest - keep resting in His arms; for its in the arm is His mercy we do find rest!

    Hig Hug!

  11. Ok, I see now about the ER. I'm so sorry you had to endure that, especially those dreaded swabs! So glad you were able to go back home. Hope you rest well now.
    Home Sweet Home :)

  12. Sending you energy filled hugs, sweet Vicky. Stay strong and fight this nasty bacteria, wishing I could do more...much more xo

  13. Oh Dear....Home is very good.
    Nice cross. :)

  14. My word, Vicky. So glad you had the knowledge and foresight to deal with this quickly and take no chances. So proud of you. It seems it would have been easy to just sit and hope for the best, and that would have been at your peril! Glad you are beginning to feel better. The cross is just lovely.

  15. What a beautiful cross!

    The description of the nose swab made me cringe. Big time.

    So glad you were able to be home and that you are beginning to feel better. I hope it continues and that your recovery is swift and complete.

  16. I agree! Home is always best. Nothing better than my own chair or my own bed with my dog right there with me. I'm not sure I could go with that nose swab thing. OUCH!!!!! Please know you are in my prayers, Vicky! And I LOVE that cross. Just beautiful!

  17. PS: And I LOVE the new look of your blog!!!!

  18. Dearest Vicky,
    I'm sorry you have had this difficult situation arise. I continue to bring you before the throne of God each night, along with your precious family.
    I am so thankful for your abiding faith in the Great Physician...our loving God!
    Blessings and God's peace,
    Carolynn xoxo

  19. Oh yes, if at all possible enjoy the healing found in your loving home. Sorry you had this bump in the road. Hope you are feeling better now, Vicky. Love and Light going out to you.

  20. The cross is amazing. I'm so glad that you got through all that ER stress. Take care my friend.


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