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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Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Debacle sorted and back on track.
I read his notes today and it has him down as having Bilary Sepsis, which having looked it up it says Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of white blood cell count. Which is Keith's symptoms to a tee. I also got to the bottom of the debacle of yesterday and the stoppage of the antibiotics. It seems having spoke to the ICU nurse the pharmacist stopped his anti-sickness drugs because they are not supposed to go through the drip, he is supposed to take them by mouth, but the surgeon was not having that. As for the antibiotics, one of the junior doctors read the notes which said he had, had his 5 days of antibiotics and assumed they had to be taken off, what he should have done was checked with the surgeon first before signing them off. So Keith missed two lots of each antibiotics which helped to put his blood count up. They have him on Metronidazole and Tazocin, plus the pain killers and anti-sickness. Thankfully today he was on his antibiotics and they are written up for another 9 days, he is also back on a fluids drip and all his other medication has to go through the veins. He can have sips of water and a protein fruit juice, but no food. So today in some ways has been a good day. His pain was moderate when I left, so they were going to get him something. Tomorrow we see the surgeon again.