Thursday, February 7, 2013


My son-in-law's father was taken off the ventilator last night and his blood pressure and heart rate were good and he was able to breathe on his own.  Chris believes that he had been so sedated the day before on propofol (the drug that killed Michael Jackson) that it may have suppressed his breathing.  Who knows....within an hour his dad was cracking jokes and talking.  I haven't received an update this morning but I'll go with No news is Good news!

I learned something this morning that was quite interesting.  Our local hospital, which is not part of a big hospital chain, has been having a lot of problems for some time.  We learned that the local physicians have boycotted the hospital and refuse to admit their patients.  (I wish they would disclose some of their reasons for doing so) but it has forced the hospital to hire hospital what that means is that if you go to the hospital you will not be seen by someone who has your medical history.  It will be a total stranger.  Not sure I like that at all.  This may be just the thing that will finally convince Ron to seek treatment elsewhere.  I've never been happy about using our local hospital for his treatment because I knew their infection control practices were not good.  Ron just didn't want to go to Okla. City but now he may reconsider.   I've wanted him to go to a cancer facility where I felt they would be more specialized and have the best treatment options.  But thank goodness we are not facing any immediate surgery.

Here in my own hospital workplace we are seeing more cases of the flu.  My friend Linda tested positive yesterday for Type A flu.   I woke up this morning with a hoarse throat but not really feeling too bad.  I wonder if it is just the beginning.....  This has really been a bad flu season.  So....wash, wash, wash, those hands!  Stay away from crowds!

1 comment:

kenju said...

We had flu shots in Sept., but I consider us lucky that we have not gotten sick this winter. I hope that is not famous last words.