Sunday February 19, 2017
David had arranged to fly to New York yesterday for his Mother’s sister’s 90th birthday. All his living siblings will be there. He had the plane reservation and hotel set up and was very much looking forward to seeing everyone and celebrating the occasion. But……….
The first signs of a cold showed up on Tuesday. Over the week, it turned into a cough and then a fever and then fatigue and it all just got worse and worse. He was in bed all day Friday and all day yesterday. His temperature would be high, 102.3, and then tylenol would bring it down. Early last evening it hit 103 and at that point it was time for the experts. Rather than take him to another regional hospital where they seldom know what to do with a Multiple Myeloma Patient, and I have to be his constant advocate and totally vigilant, I drove him 2 hours south to Tampa. He was admitted to Moffitt Cancer Center where they know all about him and his illness. This morning they have diagnosed him with pneumonia but the tests for a secondary infection which they suspect won’t be back for another 24-48 hours. He just doesn’t have an immune system that can fight off anything that persists. So instead of celebrating with his family he is in a hospital bed.
On a happier note, today also our granddaughter Celia is 9 months old. How fast time flies. I wish we could celebrate with them. I hadn’t realized that Celia and David’s Aunt share a birthdate. I’m surprised he didn’t point that out when he first planned his trip.
On an irritating note. Yesterday I tried to post the second part to Animal Kingdom but got a 501 error which I’m still getting. So no post. Some people are having it, others with the same situation are not. It has to do with the pictures and where they are coming from some say. But just when one person says this is when it happens another says but I do it the same way and everything is fine. Who knows how long it will take to get that up and how much further behind I will get due to the hospitalization and the error. I seriously could have been caught up to the present had thought by early next week. But now, who knows. I know it doesn’t matter but it makes it easier for me to remember if things aren’t too far in the past and I need something else to do other than worry and try to figure out what I’m going to do now.
If anyone having this 501 problem has found a fix, please let me know. This post is pictureless so that Google and Microsoft will play well together and publish it.
Our reservation here at Rainbow Springs is up on Tuesday and I will have to move Winnona without any help. Our next reservation is 150 miles north of here and thus even further from Moffitt so I must find something closer to Tampa. If you have any suggestions for that or can provide any help in any way please let me know.
It’s been a rough few days and the immediate future is extremely unclear.