Friday, July 3, 2015

A rough day

We were supposed to go see Inside Out with Kyleigh, Janice and Devin this morning.  Instead we spent the day at the doctors and in the emergency room.  David was pretty much out of it most of the day.

David had a major fever last night and couldn't get warm.  He was also kind of woozy and asked me to make him a doctor's appointment.  I did and we got to the doctor's at 9:40.  As we waited for the elevator, the fire department paramedics commandeered it to take a stretcher upstairs.  We saw the doctor and went down to the lab for blood and urine tests and a chest x-ray. 

When we got back to the doctor's office about 12:30, she told us that David was septic and needed to go the ER.  I thought I would just drive him to the hospital, but she decided to send him in an ambulance--the same crew that had been there earlier and they recognized us also.

At the ER they discovered he was very dehydrated, his blood pressure was low and his lower left leg was red and swollen.  They took more blood and gave him intervaneous fluids and antibiotics.  At about 8:30 they moved him to the DOU which is one step down from the ICU and planned to keep him for a couple of days.

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