An Infectious Laugh at Fate

September 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM Leave a comment

So here I am watching Pitt get pasted by Florida State (28-10 at the end of 1st half; maybe it will get better?) and reflecting on the long weekend.  When we were making the decision to start dialysis the docs basically said “she’s gonna’ get infections – probably lots of infections – once we put these tubes in, so you’d better get used to it.”

So guess what happened two weeks later?  You’ll never guess…

That’s right – her first bout of peritonitis.  Yippee!  Looks like it probably snuck in through one of her as-of-yet unhealed incisions (she looks a bit like a baby fountain at times) and set up shop.  So she’s  on her first official round of antibiotics and we’re in the race to see how many infections we can rack up.  I’m hoping that the number is…let’s see…one.  But we’ll see.

The good news is that as the antibiotics start to kick in her incisions are getting less red and irritated. Which means that SHE is getting less red and irritated. And that’s good, because she’d been on a steady diet of painkillers for a few days there.  Dialysis has been on hold for a few days while things settle down, which means she’s getting edematous (puffy and swollen with fluid) again.  But it also means that she can be held at any moment of the day so at least there’s that.

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