Where I have been . . . .

in a word -- the hospital.  New Hanover Regional Medical Center [NHRMC].

21 March: to the ER for the cellulitis in my left leg, but was not admitted.

25 March -> 2 April: Cellulitis.  Irregular ventricular heart rhythm noted. 8 days.

14 May -> 30 May: Admitted with a heart rate of 171 bpm and had to be shocked [cardiac conversion].  Then had pacemaker/defibrillator implanted in my left chest wall.  16 days.

3 June -> 20 June: Severe infection in left leg with sepsis - staph. Admitted to CCU.  Became delirious for several days.  First PICC line had to be pulled due to blood stream infection.  IV antibiotics given via second PICC line for 14 days.  17 days.

Total NHRMC days so far this year = 41 days.


20 June -> present:  Silver Stream Rehab

When I was admitted to the hospital on June 3, I was ambulatory with my walker and able to get around inside my house using my chairs which are elevated.  Now with the help of two therapists, I can stand from my bed when it is elevated to a very high position.  Still cannot take any steps.  Very discouraged! Lost a lot of strength while in the hospital and my limb girdle muscular dystrophy seems to be taking over.

5 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

holy crap! sending mojo/karma for your recovery. between you and sassybear...

Ur-spo said...

I stop by regularly; wondering where you were.
Thank you for the updates; keep well now !

Breenlantern said...

I am sorry to read of your struggles. I am hoping that your health starts to improve and you get good news soon. Stay strong and know were all out here thinking about you.

Jay M. said...

I know this isn't easy. The loss of mobility scares the HELL out of me.

I hope you can continue to recover, David. My thoughts, prayers, and positive energy are entirely directed at YOU!!!!

Peace <3
Jay

the cajun said...

Glad for the update, sorry for the news. Stopped by a number of times and seeing no news knew something was amiss. Then you stopped by with a comment at my place. I was relieved to hear you were still alive and kicking. (And love Silver Queen, too.)
Take it slow. It's never easy to recover strength lost during hospitalization. You're in my thoughts.
Be well.