OMG, what a day. I showered and walked with PT. She said I did really well. I told her my problem isn’t walking it’s getting up off the couch, chairs, or toilets when they are low. She suggested doing that more often to build up my legs.
Lunchtime I decided to get a voucher to use at the Cafe on my floor of the hospital. They make the best grilled cheese and tomato bisque. It is delish.
After lunch, the doc visited with some news. I tested positive for Adenoviruses in my bladder. It’s a virus and treatable. Yes, we finally getting somewhere. She went over instructions for treatment which sounded harmless enough. I told her to do whatever she won’t just get this over with. I regret this statement.
First up.. medicine prep. No biggie. Then they inserted a catheter into my bladder. They filled it with fluid and a medicine to treat the virus on contact. I only had to leave that medicine in for an hour. WOW OMG WOW Not only did I feel like my bladder was going to explode but I was having major bladder spasms to the point the liquid was oozing out where it was it was connected to me. This was happening every 5 min. It was like being in labor. ugh, She offered me morphine which I said yes to. I’m not one to take pain meds but crap!!! After 50 min my nurse asked me if I had enough. UMMM YES! She undid the pin and slowly the liquid drained from my bladder taking the pain with it.
The nurse cleaned me up and helped get me in my chair. ugh, I survived. My nurse for the night informed me he was going to irrigate my bladder. I asked for the details for that procedure which sounded simple enough. Again…I regret that statement. He brought in three very large bags of fluid and a kit to hook up to the catheter. One line to the catheter and one line out to the bag. Easy enough, right? WRONG! After about 5 seconds my bladder was in a spasm and the pain returned. ugh, I looked at him and said I can’t sleep like this. I CAN’T DO THIS! He then turned the flow off and asked the PCA to grab a syringe. There was a large blood clot preventing the liquid to drain into the bag. Finally! The pain went away and all is well…for now anyway. It could be a very long night. Let us hope not to keep me in your prayers. I’m exhausted
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