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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.


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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Christmas and an Update on Keith.

Hi dear blog readers and friends.

As you know Keith came home from the hospital on the 23rd December in time for Christmas and what we hoped would be a fun time. Forget the fun time and Christmas, there was no Christmas dinner and festivities, because poor Keith was poorly. An hour after returning from the hospital he began being sick and then the Diarrhea kicked in. Oh deep joy he had picked up a bug from his time in the hospital. I rang the ward to let them know he had gotten a bug, so they could get their infection people involved in finding out where it had come from. I suspect it was the moved on the Sunday (22nd) from Hatton Ward to Dugdale Ward in the middle of the night. Dugdale ward was an overflow ward which had been closed down. They had to re-open it because A&E was full, as were the other wards. Because Keith was not a serious case, he and others due to go home were moved. So I think the bug came from Dugdale Ward. Christmas Day came and he got up for a while, but was soon back in bed where he began having the shakes and so was confined to bed. He did manage to eat something Boxing Day, but then he seemed to go down hill. Friday night (27th) he had the shakes four times and was seeing things, which meant he had a high temperature. I tried sponging him down and doing all the usual things to get his temperature down. On the Saturday (28th) December I rang 111 again and a doctor rang me back. He asked me to take Keith to the Out of Hours GP Surgery at the hospital. Now I was not happy at having to move him because of his back and the fact that he was as week as a kitten, but I got him dressed and up and Jacky our neighbour very kindly drove us to the hospital, where I had to wheel him in a chair to see the doctor. Keith was diagnosed with a water infection to add to his back pain. So he now has Antibiotics to take on top of the other tablet he is taking for his back, he has however been told to stop the Diclofenic, which may have been something to do with the water infection.

Today Sunday (29th).

Both Keith and I slept better, we were only up twice, and he has eaten some scrambled egg for breakfast. He still has a temperature, but hopefully the antibiotics will kick in today.

When I was leaving school, I had a desire to be a nurse. I never did go ahead with it because things changed as did my mind, but I did do First Aid classes, which included nursing and oh boy it has all come back, even to the point of doing bed baths. The only thing I do not have is the uniform. Mind you with Keith being in his present condition, me wearing a nurses uniform may just put his temperature off the chart, so we will forget that.

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I do hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas?

We are looking forward to a good New Year. So may I wish you all a Happy 2014.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jo.
    Nice to meet you.
    I had a UTI about a mouth ago so know all about it.
    Had the shakes. Had get home from work, get to bed,get the doctor.
    Good luck to Keith.
    All the best for 2014.
    John S.may.
    @john_g0cdb
    Paignton, Devon.

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  2. Hi John.

    Nice to meet you and thank you for your message.
    Keith had a water infection back in 2009 and it was due to a blocked Prostate, so I am hoping it is not the same thing again. The nurse who saw him yesterday seemed to think the Diclofenic may have been the cause.
    I hope you are in good health now??
    Kind regards.

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  3. Sorry to hear you both had a rough time over Christmas. Hope Keith is feeling better very soon.

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  4. Hi Adam. Thank you, I am sure the New Year will be better. I hope that you both had a wonderful time xx

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  5. Hi Jo,

    What a miserable way to spend Christmas. We hope Keith is up on his feet again shortly. Meanwhile I now have the shivers and shakes after imagining you in a small nurses uniform :-)

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  6. Sorry to hear you've had such an awful Christmas time and I hope Keith is 100% very soon - Happy New Year to you both!

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