Readmitted and it feels so bad!

Jul 04, 2013

I don't remember who sang that song "Reunited" but it has been going through my head since I was readmitted last night. Turns out, if you are running fever >102 they like you to come back and figure out where it is coming from. So after only being home for a few hours (but at least long enough to get a shower!) I was on my way back to the hospital. 

First, the good news- no pneumonia, no UTI. Of course that is also the bad news since it didn't help us figure out what to do next. So I found myself back I. The hospital on IV antibiotics. After 2 rounds of antibiotics, the fever appears to be gone, but the surgeon didn't like the way my biggest incision looked so she decided to open it up and pack gauze in it to drain it. It was warm to the touch, firm, red, and swollen. So right there on the spot, she poked into the incision, pulled it open, and all of this fluid and blood poured out. Yay!  Surprisingly, it didn't hurt much- just the slightest twinge but when she released all of that pressure, boy did that feel better!

Hopefully this means that before the end of the day I will be back on my way home again. So if something like this happens to you, don't panic (like I did when they told me I was being readmitted).  We will all have bumps on our road- hopefully this will be my only one but at least I know I am in good hands and good company!


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Jun 19, 2013
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