Dear Blog – 23.55 – 07/09/19

Finally Home,

Suze came home last night [Friday 6th September] having spent a total of 11 days in hospital. When she was admitted into hospital she was half a stone heavier and whilst we knew she was ill, she didn’t look gaunt and wobbly on her legs.

But she is home and that’s way better than being in hospital for her most assuredly. Scrappy was thrilled to see her, waggy tail and a sigh of relief that Suze was back in the building. I too was thrilled to have her back, but very worried at her new ‘look’.

However what was their diagnosis of her condition?

Well the overall concern was that she has been infected with a virus of unknown name…

She had the following conditions noted :

Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) [Unknown Fever]

Bilateral pleural effusion : A pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid in the pleural space, an area between the layers of tissue that line the lungs and the chest wall. It may also be referred to as effusion or pulmonary effusion. The type of fluid that forms a pleural effusion may be categorized as either transudate or exudate.

Pericardial effusion: (“fluid around the heart”) is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Because of the limited amount of space in the pericardial cavity, fluid accumulation leads to an increased intrapericardial pressure which can negatively affect heart function.

Sepsis: Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. … Sepsis develops when the chemicals the immune system releases into the bloodstream to fight an infection cause inflammation throughout the entire body instead.

Common Liver Lesion: [Awaiting MRI result] To be determined.

The end result is that Suze was one sick lady.

She is exhausted, gaunt, half stone lighter and is now signed off for more or less a month. But she is on the road to recovery, thank goodness 🙂

What caused all of these problems?

Well the medical staff are not totally sure. She has to return for an MRI in the next week. But an extremely low count of Iron didn’t help her immune system. She was additionally diagnosed as having anaemia.

She is now under my stern nursing care.

Suze is quite possibly in some shock and l am none too sure if she is fully aware of just how ill she truly was.

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31 thoughts on “Dear Blog – 23.55 – 07/09/19

  1. I’m glad Nurse Ratchet, I mean Rory, is on the case👍
    Keep an eye on that immune system. I’ve got feels and ideas… Anyway, glad she’s home and you have both your girls where you can keep an eye on them.💌💌💌

    1. I think the first name was right to be honest Angie – Suze is still trying [well not now she is asleep], to just start off where she left off. I had to sit her down and talk to her today and say how worried l have been and lay some rules down – sounds harsh, it’s not, but l have been worried about her health for not just months but a couple of years and as sick as l was to my stomach during her time away in hospital l knew l would have to have this discussion with her.

      Suze says she understands, she knows l love her, but it’s been a very worrying time.

      1. I’m worried too. “Unknown virus” just means they’re clueless.
        I understand her wanting to do stuff. There’s an incredible amount of guilt that caretaker types feel whenever they are down and unable to do the things they think they should be doing. I sabotaged my own health more times than I can count. To be honest, I still do it, taking care of Ben.
        Suze needs to try to let go of the guilt and realize that she cant help ANYONE until she is well.
        She and Scrappy can be nap buddies for a while.

        And, you need to take care of you too. Dont forget that part. A house full of stubborn gimps…OY!🤦‍♀️

        1. Stubborn Gimps ha ha, makes me think all sorts of strange things, l have never got over my first and ever experience with a gimp mask … a tale to be told somewhere in the future l feel – some people have some very strange fetishes!!

          1. I was gonna suggest that you might have to tie Suze down to keep her still, but I was afraid you’d take it the wrong way😉😂
            It’s not MY fault your mind goes where it goes. I’m completely innocent 😇😂😂

  2. She is home! And both you and Scrappy are thrilled. Take care that she doesn’t overdo and has rest and good nourishing food. Plural effusion and pericardial effusion could be due to a heart problem. I hope they looked into that too.

    1. Hey Sadje, nope she’ll not be overdoing anything, much to her chagrin, but hey that’s life, when she is stronger then … well as l have said, baby steps.

  3. I’m glad to hear Suze is finely home 😀, it sounds like their clueless and just gesing at what is wrong with her. Hopefully she can get better now that she is home with Nurse Rory 😜 at the helm ( sorry couldn’t resist the pun ). 😀 🌹

    ❤️✌️
    BY FOR NOW

    1. I think it’s just typical of the medical profession these days – they could identify the secondary problems, but not the main issue which hopefully the MRI and the Echo will detect.

      1. Ya if they don’t screw it up and lose it again, hopefully they will figure it out sooner rather than later.

        ❤️✌️
        BY FOR NOW

  4. Glad to hear Suze is home.M.sure she will recover fast with your love and care.Ican almost imagine the happiness on Scrappys’s face.

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