Wednesday, August 26, 2009

R.I.P. Richard/Clinic Update

As Kori stated: Richard graced the gates of Heaven today at 12:26 A.M. Since I was at clinic early this A.M., I found out right away...around 7:00. Please keep Kori and the family in your prayers! Since Kori and Richard lived locally to me, I will be going to the funeral this Saturday and possibly visitation on Friday.

Clinic Update: Well, I managed to escape Club Med, but only slightly! I came home with inhaled TOBI and oral Cipro to try and knock this infection out! My PFT's were down about 7-8% (41/39); my WBC count was down to 2.3 (last time it was 5.8), my creatnine was high (1.4, and I usually run 0.8 or 0.9), and I have lost about 8 pounds...not good! So the culprit...some sort of infection. Hopefully these two strong abx will knock it out! If i'm not better by the 1st of next week, well, then you can probably finish that sentence! NO TIME TO GET SICK...work, class, TOO much to do and it's only been 1.5 months since my last admission!

It's been a LONG morning! I didn't get out of clinic until about 11:30. I'm now home..planning on taking a nap before class at 5:30 until 9:50. A friend of mine from Texas is staying with me tonight and tomorrow night. We have plans to go to the lake tomorrow, although my coordinator wants me resting ONLY and not tubing or water skiing. So we'll see. She didn't want me to go to class either, but tonight is our first lab class, and I really can't afford to miss it. If it wasn't the 1st class, I probably would opt to stay home! I'm supposed to start work back on Friday (more info in a post to come), but may postpone it til Monday due to being sick and the funeral/visitation for Richard. We have our annual CFF Gala Saturday night as well (which I know I will be out from about 4:30 to midnight volunteering).



5 comments:

The Liberto Family said...

Hang in there! Take it easy at the lake. I hadn't been following Richard so I don't know anything about him. I went to see his blog and I didn't have access. I'm praying for his family.

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

Praying for Kori and the kids. Also, praying that you get better super quick!!!

holly said...

katey..u never stop...slow down, girl!! sounds like u got some good abx...i hope that keeps u out of club med...i heard all of the news today from brandi...sounds like two super people went to be with the Lord!!

SWelch said...

You sound JUST LIKE ME!! The hardest part for me is stopping every day life. I do every thing by the book like they ask but I never get enough rest!! Make sure to take some down time for yourself! If not you will be forced to and that is never any fun! Praying for you!

Jamie said...

I found it a little funny that you say your creatine was high at 1.4 or something. . . mine are always closer to 2! So I would consider 1.4 low :) I am only on prograf for rejection along with VFEND for fungus and double strength bactrim daily~ so that probably why I am high. Good luck babysitting. . have fun and don't get sick!!