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Husband update, 15 oct

Hi,

After a long day, long evening, short night, another long day, evening and short night I still have to report that my husband is still not getting out of the hospital for a long time.
The infection in his foot will not let got of him – makes me wonder if they have dumped me and made a pact them between them… LOL

Fact is that he has a severe for for swelling and open wounds with lot of yellow liquid stuff in it, and some blood collecting, bruising also – and need several more days on antibiotic medicine they say.

His “blood sugar” been high yesterday Thursday (between 15+ up to 17,9) , but very low on Wednesday (around 3,5…) and that also cause some concerns for his health and healing.

And, yesterday the stuff started to hit me too, when I left the hospital at late evening for my 1 hour drive home I felt so empty and lonely, and some helplessness feel too I think.
This put the life into a perspective it is not nice to think about – but my only hope for the outcome of all this is that it makes Tore think through is life and decide that he shall to the best out of what he has and not feeling sorry for him self and let life just roll by…

Till mood strikes again, take care who ever reads this…

Linda

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Husband update, again…

Hi,

I been at the hospital again today, and for the first time it gave a good feel – Tore had been depressed and not very good earlier today, but when I came down there and met him in person, he was almost his very old self, smiling and joking a little – it brought a good feel to my heart.
Feels like the first step in the good direction.

It did not last the whole time today though, but what to expect when one is sick in a hospital. 🙂

I’m pleased, a little sad he might have caught a cold while in there, but we see tomorrow how things will be.

Overall, a good day, long though – and I’m tired.

Take care

Linda

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Update on my husband

Hi,

Today been a bad day for Tore, and me.
He been very sick, his “blood sugar” was all the way down to 1,2 which is very low – and he was so sick and almost seem to fade away from me/us.

The infection seem to have gone down a little, but his fever are back and he has a big growing fast blue bag under and at the side of his left foot that scares him and me.
A surgeon been looking at it and want to cut it off, but need to ease off a little due to the condition of Tore for the moment, hence they will try other means for the time being.
From yesterday till today it seem to have doubled it size – and it was so painful to walk that he had to beg for a wheelchair today.
Awful to see my husband this reduced – I never ever seen him this sick before, and it scares me.

And, makes me feel grownup – having to take charge and step up, not sure if I like the “behave like a grownup” part though… 🙂 LOL

I hope this turns soon, I’m starting to see visions I don’t like in my head.

Take care all, and watch your body so you too can be safe.

Linda

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Update on my husband

Hi,

In case it is anybody out there reading this and caring, here’s a quick update regarding my husband Tore and his condition.

I been to the hospital today, spent some hours together – that was nice.

His fever was down to 37,6 Sunday morning.
The swelling on his leg/foot has gone down a little, but is hurting as hell and he has blisters on his foot, nasty ones…
The “blood sugar” seems to be stabilized – and the doctor’s says they can see him improve.
He fear he has to be there several more days, especially tonight as his foot pain increased and he hardly could walk on it to the toilet.

I chose to take that as a good sign, that the body is healing and driving the infection out, hence the pain.
Good thing I’m not a doctor, right…? LOL

Take care all

Love you Tore!

Bye

Linda

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Another sad note

Hi,

Last time I wrote here I had got news my grandmother had passed away, and yesterday I had a short meet with something nearly as bad.

My husband, Tore, which I dearly love and hate, fighting him every day almost – but still loving him for, become very ill during the day.

He has diabetics so we recognized some of the signs and took the normal route when such things happen.

but, this time it did not work, he become more ill, his left ankle was swelling up and becoming very red and painful to walk/stand on.
In addition, he started to shake and could nearly be up on on his feet.

When we tried to eat lunch he was shaking so bad on his hands and body that I asked if he thought it would be a good idea to check his “blood sugar”…
Which he though, and did – and wow, it was up in to the 20,5 number – scary!

As a result, we decided to call 113 – Norway’s version of 911 for medical help in case there was anything we could do to get his “blood sugar” down.
We where told that he needed to take it easy, he could finish his meal, but needed to get the foot up high and drink a lot.
The foot was most likely related to the diabetics was the word from the phone based on Tore’s description.
An ambulance would be sent – but if I lost Tore (he passed out) I had to call back at once!

Tore did stay with me though all the time, we finished our meal, and he went to the couch to lay down and put his foot high.
He was real sick.

Then the ambulance came around 40 minutes later, around 3 o’clock in the afternoon Friday. They checked his “blood sugar” again which now was up at a little over 25….
Mention to take him to the “Casualty Clinic” or his doctor – but as soon as they saw his foot the decision was to get him direct to the hospital instead.
They mention a word “Rosen” or a “propp” (blood clot) which scared both Tore and me as we both envious a worst case where he looses the foot.

So, the ambulance took Tore with them down to A-Hus, the regional hospital in the area, down near Lillestrøm/Strømmen in Lørenskog.
About 1 hour from here…

Many hours later, around seven at night the result from blood samples told us that Tore had got a skin infection called Rosen in Norwegian. The medical/English expression is erysipelas and which is a skin infection that can be treated.
In addition, Tore had a fever – his temperature was 39,5 C.
He be at the hospital for at least a couple of days…

I wanted to get away from him for a while, but not this way – it put me out of the world even more yesterday.
And, today, when I again discovered more of the bad sides of Tore and more unpaid bills… 😦

So, I never got to visit him today, I got so distressed and emotional broken I still suffer from it.

I been talking with Tore several times today, he is doing better, fever is down a little, foot is still very swollen – worse then when I last saw him – but doctors have assured him it will all be good.

I miss him, but I also like the peace in the house now.

Last night I had a long talk with a new friend in Moscow, Russia from the Trainz forum – he made me feel young and wanted and cared for, that was very nice!

Till next time

Take care

Linda

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