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Back in ICU [Sep. 7th, 2010|04:54 pm]
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On Saturday, I spiked a fever of 104 & the nurses packed me in ice & sent me to ICU. I was really disoriented. I don't recall a lot - My fever spiked again on Sunday to 103, my blood pressure was really low & heart rate was high. I was packed with ice again & was given 2 units of blood. I was unable to remember my name or birth date. I was never so delirious.

Leigh & my folks spent most of the day with - being surrounded by love makes a big difference.

I'm grateful to be here in the ICU - the level of care is awesome
Speaking of blood I found these on Oriental Trading They are marketing the Bags of Blood as gift bags for Twilight Saga fans
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[User Picture]From: tetsuowl
2010-09-07 09:21 pm (UTC)
woa that is really scary...do they think you have an infection from your surgery, or do they know why that happened so suddenly?
I'm glad you are in good hands at the ICU...hope you are feeling better soon!
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[User Picture]From: itsumademo
2010-09-07 10:04 pm (UTC)
It sure sounds like an infection...
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2010-09-07 11:00 pm (UTC)
It was a blood (yeast) infection I am being treated with antibiotics. The surgery itself went well. The high temp was from the infection.

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[User Picture]From: itsumademo
2010-09-07 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oh god, honey. That sounds awful. You're in my thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: mango_neko
2010-09-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
How scary! I'm praying for you *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: martyan
2010-09-08 02:59 am (UTC)
Hope they'll help you to get better soon!
Hugs
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[User Picture]From: zeli17
2010-09-08 06:46 am (UTC)
Ouch >< Hope you feel better soon, lovely ♥
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[User Picture]From: tsuki_626
2010-09-08 09:21 am (UTC)
geez, sweet woman! your immune system is probably so frail at this point, i'm really glad they have you in ICU. they can keep a tighter rein on things there. i know the lesser degree of privacy can be a pain, but at this point, better safe than not.

yeasties can be devils too. "Amphoterrible" B, anyone? lol

just take it easy, kiddo. my thoughts and prayers are with you. i'll be glad when you finally get cleared of the "nosocomials" and get to go home. <3
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[User Picture]From: b_sim
2010-09-08 11:01 am (UTC)
That sounds scary, not remembering your name or birthdate. Get well soon!
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[User Picture]From: faded_poetry
2010-09-08 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh my! Are you better now! That's worrying! How's the temperature?

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: oneeyedcat
2010-09-08 06:34 pm (UTC)
geez, that's not fun. I am sorry it took such a turn. Sure hope you are feeling a bit better by now. I am glad you are getting good care and that the nurses were on it. Lots of well wishes from the alls of us.
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[User Picture]From: theskyiscrying
2010-09-08 07:42 pm (UTC)
::big ol' hugggg::
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[User Picture]From: allegrofurioso
2010-09-08 10:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is really scary! I'm glad you are being so well taken care of and your family is with you. I hope you feel and get better soon!
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[User Picture]From: faye_faye234
2010-09-09 01:07 am (UTC)
I hope you get better soon. I'm glad they are taking such good care of you.
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[User Picture]From: a_deux_vitesses
2010-09-10 12:47 am (UTC)
Omg, that sounds so scary! I'm glad they're taking good care of you though and that your family was with you. Hope you feel a lot better soon *hugs*
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