This morning I told you that we landed back in the hospital with Kramer. What I didn’t tell you was a few of the behind the scenes things that happened for us to get there.
First off, our truck was in the repair shop. We had a battery that was going bad and we had a leak right before the actual gas tank that needed to be fixed. So what did we do when we needed to get to the hospital…we took the old suburban. It’s been Kramer’s farm vehicle and it is farm fresh (if you know what I mean-it STINKS like farm).
We drove to the local ER and Kalissa was working there. When we were transferred to Lacrosse we knew we couldn’t take the suburban so we took Kalissa’s car and she took our suburban home. It’s bad…really bad.
It’s an old 2000. Ick.
Kalissa was a trooper though. She made LOTS of fun of the suburban…but she managed to herd it home.
Do you remember me telling you in the morning post that Craig took the boys AND Georgia when we had to rush off to the ER. Well here they are after a day with Craig. They look happy and healthy. See??Oh my word what a precious picture. I love those two like crazy.
…and Carver looked happy too.
I’m not sure how Craig was though. He told Kalissa he was ready for a vasectomy. Bahahahaha. How funny. Seriously, Craig is a real trooper and I’m sure he’ll get over it.
Kalissa and Kelli had to get Ruby…had to pick up our truck for the garage…had to get the mail…had to get the crock pot of scalloped potatoes.
Again…we are so blessed to have the kids. They are great.
So now…today’s report…
This a picture that Kalissa took of Carver. Kelli brought him a nasal canola so he could be like Papa Moo. What a cute picture!!
This was Kalissa’s Facebook post as of this morning:
“Mom called – Dad is doing MUCH better this morning. He’s on pretty strong antibiotics and will be for awhile. His blood pressure is back up and stable. He will be in Lacrosse until tomorrow at least. We are waiting for the cultures to grow to specify the antibiotics to that particular bacteria.
They are certain it is pneumonia. It is still a mystery as to what is going on in the right lung. Options include maybe more cancer, maybe walled off bacteria, maybe erosion from the cancer, maybe obstructive pneumonia, from the tumor and lymph node, who knows. We won’t know for sure until Dad’s PET scan on Friday to see what lights up and where.
Dad is feeling good enough that he could probably go home but the antibiotics he is on are only available in IV form for now. We will know more by tonight.”
As of my writing at 3:30pm today, we still don’t know a lot. Cultures take time to grow so the specifics of what it is aren’t yet known. They are giving him broad spectrum hard core antibiotics. Whatever it is is nasty. Kramer is feeling much better but we can’t go home until he no longer needs IV antibiotics or they come up with a different plan for antibiotics. My hope is to know more in tonight’s rounding with the doctor’s.
We did have a visitor….This is Scotty, Buck and Lora’s little guy. I had so much fun with him. I rarely see him one on one so it was an extra special treat.
He was sitting on my lap and we were talking…he said to me, “Why do you have two of those?” I couldn’t figure out what he was talking about…two of what? After I thought about it I said, “Chins?” He said, “YEP!” We all started busting out with laughter. Yes…I do have two chins. Bahahahahaha.
Kramer and Buck took an afternoon nap so the two of us went for a walk. He was forgiven for
the two chins comment. I bought him a balloon. He adores them.
Then we bought a bag of animal crackers and some chips and headed to the healing garden for a picnic. You can’t see in the picture below but there is water falling against the wall. He thought that was pretty neat.
Scotty was definitely a bright spot in a dull day. Oh, I love that guy…double chin comment and all!!
I’ll let you know what happens with Kramer.