Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A lot going on today.  Twin #2 is having shoulder surgery this morning and Ron gets his latest CT scan results this afternoon.  Because I don't have any leave left (because of my surgery) I wasn't able to go to the hospital with my daughter.  Fortunately her twin sister and her husband are with her but it's not the same as being there.  I know she's in good hands though.

A life long friend of my husband's was recently admitted to the hospital in kidney failure.  His kidneys have shut down because of his use of Aleve.  He takes one pill every other day but that was enough to cause the damage.  I don't know how long he's been taking it though.  Yesterday that began dialysis treatment but he was told the kidneys may wake up tomorrow or never.  

So, between Ebola and Aleve there is always something to worry about.  

There seems to be a shortage of the flu vaccine this year.  We have only received 1/2 of our order this year and there is no guarantee that we will get the rest.  We used what we received to vaccinate all our patients but we are waiting to vaccinate the staff.  We've had one confirmed case of the flu (our Director of Nursing) so far here at the hospital.  She called yesterday to advised us of her diagnosis.


kenju said...

I took quite a bit of Tylenol when I was working, and I am hoping that I was able to stop it before I had kidney damage. It's always something.
I hope your daughter's surgery goes well, and I know how you wish you could be there. I would too. Also hope Ron's results are good.

Olga Hebert said...

My good friend also suffered a kidney failure last winter--due to alleve use for her arthritis. Some times it seems as though the cures kill us.