Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Still in the hospital

Curse you, C-Diff! You are a horrible, horrible infection and I can not wait for you to be gone!! I am still in the hospital, fighting the C-Diff. I do think it's getting a bit better, so that's good. At least I can eat now. I'm taking probiotics and a very strong drug called Vancomyicin to fight the infection, plus I am on an IV of fluids to treat my dehydration and now to treat my low potassium levels. I have also been getting Zofran for nausea but am trying to go without now. So far, so good. I'll be here at least until tomorrow, but that's really okay I guess. I don't want to go home when I'm still all sick and gross. I like being monitored here. The good news is that none of this seems to be affecting the babies. I saw them on an ultrasound this morning and they look good with nice strong heartbeats.

Everyone at the hospital is very nice at least, and this time I have Internet access so that's a big plus! Some bad things about being in the hospital:

1) The hospital gowns. Why oh why do they make these things so that you need to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to put them on?? I need to change my gown but can't figure out how to get a new one on. I would love to wear my own clothes but I can't because of the IV.

2) The food. Now it could be worse, but why can't they ever get my order right?? Last night I almost cried when I got a PB&J instead of the turkey sandwich I wanted and Joe had to run to all the cafeterias to get me something else. This morning I was all excited to eat my yogurt but they brought me fat free instead of regular and I don't eat the artificial sweeteners so I couldn't have it.

3) The early mornings. Today by 8:00 AM I had had my blood pressure and temperature taken, my blood drawn, been given my meds, had my IV changed, had an ultrasound, talked to two doctors and gotten breakfast. Whew!

Anyhow, I hope to be better and home by the weekend. Fingers crossed!


BMK said...

Hope you feel better and are back in the comfort of your own home soon!

Claire said...

C-diff is tough! I hope you feel better soon and are able to go home. Unfortunately, hospital stuff is done early...all my notes have to be written before conference at 8am! That's probably why you had all that done by 8. :-) Hope the food gets better...or you get to go home!

Amber said...

Glad to hear to a feeling a little better. Hope you get to go home soon.

Bec said...

Hope you feel better soon (and that they get your food order right until you do!)

Travis said...

Aren't there any "easy" days Brooke? I can't believe what you two have gone through. The good thing is you and Joe are in good spirits and the babies are doing well. Amazing. This has probably kept Joe from watching the Mets every night and wanting to punch the television nightly or throw sharp, blunt objects at it. Just looking at the bright side...Miss you guys!