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Restless, anxious about my husband

25 Mar 2020 10:48 in response to Kuiper

Oh dear that is so hard for you all. Terribly worrying but even worse that you can't see him.  I am very sorry for what you and your family are going through and really hope the antibiotics work quickly.

 

Best wishes

Ronnie

Restless, anxious about my husband

25 Mar 2020 18:02 in response to Ronnie46

So it emerged today he has Sepsis. He also has a bug in his blood and they don’t know what it is yet. They don’t know where it has come from. He’s on a fusion of two strong antibiotics. He’s to go for a scan and a chest X-ray at some point. 

He is in a side room away from everyone. I am powerless but thank God for mobile phones 

Restless, anxious about my husband

25 Mar 2020 19:24 in response to Kuiper

Hi kuiper your husband is in the right place. Remember to keep looking after yourself what happens if you get ill, as you say what would we do without mobile phone. Best wishes to you both. 

Billy 

Restless, anxious about my husband

26 Mar 2020 04:29 in response to Billygoatt

Thank you all for the kind posts

He’s tested negative for COVID-19. He’s cried on the phone to me with relief. He said he thought he only had a few days left and that we’d never have seen each other again. 

Hes over the moon. As long as he responds to this antibiotic treatment he could be home in a few days

 

Restless, anxious about my husband

28 Mar 2020 15:49 in response to Kuiper

What a relief. He will be so much happier at home. Sending best wishes and hoping the antibiotics work and he will be home very soon. 

Ronnie

Restless, anxious about my husband

28 Mar 2020 15:55 in response to Kuiper

Hi kuiper, just a quick high. Hope things are improving with your hubby, all praying and wishing well for you both. Best wishes.... Billy xxx 

Restless, anxious about my husband

28 Mar 2020 18:00 in response to Billygoatt

He’s home with antibiotics that look like pessaries. I’m so relieved. 

Hes lost a bit of weight but to come back from pneumonia and sepsis in four days is nothing short of miraculous. Small wonder he lost a bit of weight. He had to have potassium drinks as his potassium was low. He said the food was disgusting and unpalatable. He did try to eat it

I was taken aback that he’d had to sign to say no resuscitation because they have to prioritise healthier patients with longer lives. I understand it but it’s not nice. 

Thanks Ronnie and Billy for your kindness xx

Restless, anxious about my husband

28 Mar 2020 18:17 in response to Kuiper

Hi kuiper, glad he's home and feeling alot better, hope you're getting some good tasting food down him now. 

Some friends of mine have been told same thing being on palliative or terminal care if we get Ill we will just be left so fitter people can have better chance of survival and longer life , don't like the idea but hospitals aren't big enough for everyone.

Shame you can't plan another holiday to get away from it all. Hopefully when this virus has gone you can sort something out. Keep fighting...... Billy 

Restless, anxious about my husband

28 Mar 2020 19:55 in response to Billygoatt

We will have to see how he is at that point. I’ve thrown the idea out into the open. I’ll be guided by him xxx