In the last episode of " Best Laid Plans " we left off with Jake being admitted into the hospital.
Three days later we find him still in his hospital room .
He has been seen by three doctors as of this date. Tomorrow he will have a visit from two more. They have taken approximately forty vials of blood , some of which will be analyzed locally , some will be sent off to other states.
In the meantime he is being treated with very strong I.V. antibiotics every twelve hours . Also antivirals five times a day . They are monitoring him closely and now suspect that the original diagnosis of the shingles may have been wrong .
The good news is that the infection is looking better.
Tomorrow he will be having a skin biopsy .
Some of the blood work results should be coming back by then and some won't be back until Friday .
His disposition in general is good .
But his heart is filled with worry for himself and his family .
There is much speculation most of it leaning towards a strange infection .
In the meantime the doctors are..........
Katie continues with her feelings of paranoia over contracting the H1N1 virus as they are now not allowing anyone under the age of eighteen into the hospital .
Unless of coarse it is for an emergency.
She did manage to sneak a visit in the parking lot with her father in his wheelchair.
She even hugged her dad and told him that she loved him .
Now that IS dramatic !
Through the generosity of family there has been an addition to the household ......
A microwave oven !
This helped in calming Katie's odd and strange obsession
with the microwave oven. Her circle walking and head tilting has ceased for now .
Katie was so excited that she celebrated it's arrival by baking Greek cookies in the standard gas oven ?
And what is the secret involving the kitchen that Katie is hiding from her family ?
Or thinks she's hiding .
Diana's guilt over her visit with.........
The handsome young orthopedic doctor , has long since subsided .
The relief from the knee pain has helped her forget about her
However now that her knee pain has subsided
will she continue her obsession with..........
But is it truly an obsession, or just a way
of keeping her worry at bay?
Will the doctors that are caring for Jake
admit that they don't know everything ?
Or even possibly anything ?
And more importantly ,
will he be able to come home soon ?
And what about Katie's little secret ?
Yes , what about Katie's little secret ?
To be continued.......
NOTE: I just want to let everyone know that Jake and I so appreciate all of your prayers and well wishes. I feel blessed to know such caring and thoughtful people!
I also want to apologize for not commenting back to everyone lately. I really do not like when I am not able to do this. But, most of my time has been spent running back and forth from the hospital to home.
I have been following every ones posts early in the morning but just have not always had time to comment .
Hopefully things will get back to as abnormal as it usually is around here and I will have more time!
In the meantime know that I am watching you !
And love you all !