Just a quick update as I've got to run out shortly...
The docs decided to keep Skip in the hospital while they had some results, but wanted to get more growth in the culture. They started her yesterday on twice a day IV antibiotics. She had a mild allergic reaction to this antibiotic in 2007, so they're giving her Benadryl beforehand as they really want to use this particular one.
She called this morning and before she even gave me an update, I knew from her voice that she wasn't happy. The resident had come in this morning (trailing along with him 5 students) and told her that the culture is growing very slowly and so she likely would not get out today.
It's funny how quickly routines can develop. Since her first full day in the hospital, I've spent 3 or so hours with her each day from late afternoon into the early evening. While there, we look over the menu and order her dinner. This way, I can feed her. Since she's lying partially to one side, she can't get in a position where she can feed herself. Yesterday, she wasn't feeling that great and was practically falling asleep most of the time I was there. I think it's mostly a combo of the Benadryl and antibiotics that are making her feel crappy. So, we held hands and I watched tv while she drooped.
2 days ago