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  • Year has just started.

    The 10th of Jan, it got just darn cold here. About 27 degrees around 5 pm. Some how later on in the evening the heater I had in my room had kicked off or something. (unknown to me.) On Jan 12 around 5:30 am I woke up in the hospital,in the ICU. Not knowing where I was, how I got there, or even what for. But I felt so weak and wore out I could barely move.

    Come to find out i was brought into the hospital with hyperthermia. They said when I was brought into the ER, my body temp was 65. My heart was barely working. My kidneys almost shut down. I must have almost been gone, the way they were talking. I guess i have a bad heart now. They said I had a severe kidney infection, with stones in each kidney. But no blockage. And 2 large stones in my bladder that they are going to take out as an outpatient. They pumped me full of fluids, and IV antibotics for the next 12 days. and got my kidneys back to 45% left side, 38% right side. And being a diabetic, I my never get full function again.
    So I got to go in a few days to get the stones out of my bladder. And see a specialist for whoever knows how long.

    And to top that off. They sent me home on th 25th with a huge pressure sore on my bottom. I have never had none as big. And home health nurse is saying if I can' get an air bed, I may have to go to rehab for the wound to heal.

    But at least its not as bad as my year started last year. As many of you know.

    Good O'le sci. Never know whats next. Just venting.

  • #2
    Good grief, Jerry! Take care my friend! Praying for you!!!



    • #3
      Jeezus - the fun never ends!

      If I can help please let me know where to send one ASAP!

      Did the heater get fixed?
      Last edited by lynnifer; 01-31-2010, 10:59 PM.
      Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

      T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12


      • #4
        Oh no, Jerry.


        • #5
          Are you kidding me ...... damn Jerry ..... you're sure testing the light aren't you ..... but here it comes anyway ...... please feel better soon

          ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi

          " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
          Jane Siberry


          • #6
            Damn, Jerry, I was really hoping that this year was going to be all quiet for you -- you've been through enough crap already to fill a dozen lifetimes or more. I'm so sorry you've been hit by the Shit Fairy again, and very relieved that despite her best efforts, you're still here with us (albeit with a nasty decubitus ulcer and not-so-hot kidneys)! I hope your beasties are okay.

            Who do we thank for noticing things weren't well with you and calling for help?
            It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

            ~Julius Caesar


            • #7
              Ah geeze, Jerry. You sure go through some rough times.


              • #8
                Close call. I hope your kidneys rebound!
                Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?


                • #9
                  It can only get better Jerry!

                  All the best and heal fast.


                  • #10
                    mend quick
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                    • #11
                      Wow Jerry, sorry to hear this, hope you get better quickly and lets home the cold snaps that zip through the state are few a far between till spring arrives and we level out. Do you need anything?


                      • #12
                        Good grief Jerry! If it isn't one thing, it's another!! I hope you have a safe heat source now. Maybe I should add reliable to that!

                        Kidney failure is no fun, I know. Other than all the medical issues, I hope everything else is doing fine. While I was in the hospital, both of our vehicles decided to die, so there went the savings. Jim was not a happy camper, but I told him it could have been worse, what if I had'nt saved enough money to replace one of them!? There's always a bright side if you look for it long enough. What if you had'nt been found..................

                        Tell whomever found you, your friends are grateful. I'm glad to hear you're doing better and on the mend. Let us know if you need any help. T~


                        • #13
                          Shoot Jerry this sucks. Take care of that sore remember to eat more protein and stay off of it. Was wondering how ya were doing so its good to see you're posting even if you're not in the best of spirits but just think its almost spring and that means warmer florida nights so you won't need your heater and surely that will lift your spirits .
                          A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child


                          • #14
                            Aww, Jerry, major bummer. I, too, was hoping this was going to be a much better year for you than last. I am so sorry about your heat conking out on you and all the damage that insued. I hope your kidney function comes back to baseline and that your sore gets healed up ASAP. Vent away, you have a right to! Know that lots of people here are caring about you a lot and wishing you well.


                            • #15
                              Damn Jerry. You just can't catch a break can ya? Rest up and get a bunch of blankets!
                              "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"