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Admitting

It was back to emerge this morning to get the ultrasound. For some strange bureaucratic reason we had to go there instead of the regular admissions process at imaging. Not a big deal but added more time to the process. Again an amazing draw of staff today. Super nice nurses and a very kind doctor. Ultrasound didn’t show any scary things either so that’s good. But….. Always a but. The fever remains as does the pain, fast heart rate (135) and her extreme fatigue. It really has been the lowest she has been since coming out of surgery where she has essentially slept for 3 days. So we have to admit defeat for this round and agree to be admitted to the cancer ward in the hospital. While my amateur bush medic skills can deal with many of the technical yet simple processes, dealing with potential infections and cardiac issues are not part of my skill set. Kath knows it too so she did not protest too much.
She will be up on the cancer ward which is pretty strict about infection and scent control (no flowers, no strong perfume, no one with colds etc). Actually if you want to cheer her up, send her an email with some pics if possible of something “Christmassy”…. And I mean that in the broadest sense of the word. Be that throngs of shoppers at the temple of wall&mart or more traditional religious institutions πŸ˜‰ or snowy winter scenes or a wonderful family picture…. Or even off the wall to the point where it’s not clear if its the drugs clouding her eyes πŸ™‚
Really, all the emails, blog comments cards are all very much appreciated by both of us. To know that so many people think and care really does help. While we put our trust in science to fight the cancer, the love and support we get from our friends and community keeps that fight alive
—Mike

About In the Cancer Bubble

I am Kathleen's partner of almost 25yrs supporting her through this very tough and rough spot.

8 responses to “Admitting

  1. lisa ⋅

    Loving you both. xoxox

  2. judy ⋅

    Dear Michael and Kathleen,
    You are in our thoughts. Bush Medic Mike you are doing a fantastic job!! I’ll try to upload ‘chirstmassy things’
    love Judy

  3. Maureen ⋅

    Mike,
    Thanks for the update again. When I got last night’s blog post, I wanted to email you back and say… so? what happened?
    Let’s hope for a short hospital stay and that Kathleen is comfortable soon and on her way out of there! I think of you guys often and although we hadn’t really communicated much in the past…oh…10+ years, it is so wonderful to be included in your communications. I will be in Toronto from Dec 19-24. I am swinging by after a biz trip in Florida… I figure it’s on teh same coast… why not? probably won’t be able to swing over there but maybe a call. can you email me your phone numbers again please? Much love, hugs and healthy thoughts!
    Mo

  4. Jane Newman ⋅

    Hi Kathleen, Hope this puppy cheers you up and you don’t adorn those hospital rooms too long! Hugs Jane Newman

  5. Anne ⋅

    Keeping you close in my thoughts with care, concern and lots of love. Healing hugs to Kathleen, a shoulder to lean on for you both. Know that there may be distance between us but the vibes of healing travel the distance in light years.. you probably felt it minutes ago πŸ˜‰ much love and a multitude of healing hugs.
    Anne, Ron and family

  6. mybestfriendchasessquirrels ⋅

    Hey you two,

    Always worrisome when I visit Orville and he’s on his own…but I got a feeling the past day or two….something was up……fed his face after our walk today….so he’s got a belly full of supper.
    I am at a loss for words…..its okay in my profession…..keep your chins up…..this is just a momentary detour. Get well soon…get weller soon…..be the wellest you can be & get home…..Betty is not liking this!!

  7. jsf ⋅

    A Christmassy pic just waiting to be ‘meme’d’: http://imgur.com/LuKpb

  8. Terry and Colleen ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike,
    You are a constant with us. Our love and thoughts for you with you foremost every day especially now. Hoping for better results for you today. Will look to see what we can find to send you smiles. Love, Colleen and Terry

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