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30 November 2015

GYOFBFW update. So things seem quite a bit better (said with fingers crossed). New update.[More:]Rosemary has been seen by 2 doctors in ER and 2 acute care specialists along with a host of others including Infectious Disease, Renal, Endocrinology, Hematology, Cardiology, Oncology, and maybe some I am forgetting.

Until all the cultures set can mature toward the end of the week and absent any other information the Endocrinologist's argument now seems to be in the lead. She is sure that this was a severe drug response. Rosemary's Metformin was, 3 weeks ago, changed to Janumet (Metformin with Sitagliptin).

This was even worse than I thought it was when I took her in. Everyone looking at her file has repeated the same; "people with numbers like this just don't live through it. This is truly amazing." At 7 PM Rosemary was moved out of the acute care unit.

It's not a sure thing but it looks like she will recover fully and do so with little or no deficits. I am grateful to the staff who cared for her and this is one of those times I am SO happy to live in a place with single payer public health care. And thank you all again. Your support means more than I can relate to you.
Oh, that's wonderful news!
posted by tangerine 30 November | 23:55
That's a lot of specialists!
So glad that you two came out ok.
posted by jouke 01 December | 01:21
I'm so happy to hear she's doing okay.
posted by bluesapphires 01 December | 07:02
So glad she is still doing well, and looks to be okay!
posted by needlegrrl 01 December | 08:07
Wow, what a rollercoaster you've both been on.
posted by JanetLand 01 December | 10:40
Hugs to you both, arsey. Thanks so much for keeping us updated.
posted by msali 01 December | 11:07
Oh, what great news! Thank you for this update. Sending you very warm wishes for a complete recovery from this scary episode.
posted by bearwife 01 December | 12:05
posted by Senyar 01 December | 15:41
Awesome news, arsey! Here's to a full recovery.
posted by chewatadistance 01 December | 19:47
Wheeeeeewwww. What a gift!
posted by Miko 01 December | 20:49
Hugs to you and yours. Hang in there with all the good thoughts. Been thinking about you and am so glad for an update. You must be exhausted.
posted by mightshould 01 December | 22:25
posted by Eideteker 02 December | 00:39
Sheesh, my first thought reading any of this was thank god they're in Canada. Also, perhaps strangely, I was oddly sure it'd be okay. I've things to say but not here.
posted by ethylene 02 December | 06:19
Oh, thank you for the update, arsey. Much relief. Keep taking care of yourself, too. Hugs.
posted by gaspode 02 December | 10:16
UPDATE. We still have not ruled some things out as the cultures just take the time they take and the drug reaction is still in the lead as cause. Rosemary seems to be progressing very well. She is showing some cognitive deficits mostly in short term memory. That is distressing but I am hopeful it's just linked to the stress her body has been through and things will get back to normal when her body chem gets back to normal. No idea yet on when she will be out of hospital.

Our cat, Whitey Ford, is quite lost. "you're my only friend left." His best buddy Kitty died of cancer a few months back and now mommy is gone and I am gone a lot too.
posted by arse_hat 02 December | 12:10
So glad your wife is feeling better-- I hope things continue to improve. You're in our thoughts--
posted by Pips 02 December | 14:25
arsch_hut I hope your wifes cognitive deficits clear up quickly!
posted by jouke 02 December | 14:53
So tonight she seems much better at putting thoughts together and she is now pointing out renal diet deficiencies and dinner trays that need to be pulled out of service due to surface integrity breakdown and noticing poor floor cleaning procedures. Not her hospital and she is a patient but she is supervising anyway. Seems a good sign. It looks like she should be released about mid next week.
posted by arse_hat 03 December | 02:44
I'm so happy to hear that recovery is going well, pal. Such a relief! Hopefully Whitey Ford has his people together at home soon, too!
posted by richat 03 December | 10:20
Whew! Thanks for continuing to provide updates. Tell Whitey Ford that his people will be back to normal very soon...
posted by mightshould 03 December | 12:38
I'm so glad the prognosis is good, and so sorry you've all had to go through such a terrible time.
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