Monday, March 19, 2012

Admitted :(

I haven't been posting on my this blog lately. My dad has been doing so well...(by that I mean not getting worse.)

Well. Yesterday, my dad had a really bad fever...the chills and shaking and all that (Ibuprofen wasn't helping). My mom took him to the ER. They ran some tests and blood work and determined he was in the early stages of pneumonia...gave him an antibiotic and sent him home.

Today, he got a phone call from the hospital telling him that results came back from another blood test. They said he has an infection in his blood (something called cocci...which I think is a form of staph or another word for staph? I'm really not sure.) anyhow...they told him that he needed to go back to the hospital for a few days of IV antibiotics. (My mom just called to say that the infectious disease doctor said that he thinks that infection from dad's pneumonia has spread to his blood.....but the pneumonia isn't a very bad case....they are going to run more tests and see what they can find out.) basically....we just have to wait and see....but he is on IV meds and under Dr. care.

Dad was supposed to have a few days of testing done over at Mayo Clinic this week....but that's going to have to wait.

My dad has been having abdominal swelling again (even with his special diet.).....this swelling and the infection he has now could be from a clogged bile duct. ????

So anyways. Just thought I'd let you all know what's going on.


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