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Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

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1:42p
ER for two, please...
So, we go to the ER as directed by my doctor yesterday. They're busy looking at me, when Kathleen starts showing symptoms of the illness that's been bothering her for the past several days. I finally convince her to call the doc and get him to refer her to the ER so they can look at her too.

So... turns out she has a full-blown kidney infection, we both end up staying in the hospital until around 6:30 yesterday.

So we're both home, under the weather, she isn't supposed to do much but can't leave the housework alone, I can't move much, and right now I'm only about halfway "here" because I'm on narcotics. All I want to do is sleep. And I'm grouchy, too. :(
9:11p
This must be the era of suckitude.
We go to see our doctor today, as it's necessary he examine us and so on for referral purposes, etc. With me, he's taken aback by the fact that the ER staff didn't bother to get an X-ray, and so I have to go get one in order to satisfy requirements before getting an MRI (which is much more likely to show something useful). With Kathleen, he can't believe they didn't at least consider keeping her for observation, and gives a strict injunction that if she shows another spike of fever she's to go straight to the hospital. With various delays, we spent a large chunk of the day in the doc's office -- and this was NOT doing me any good, or her. And -- you guessed it -- about half an hour to an hour after we finally got home, BANG -- her temp shoots back up to 101.5.

So now I'm here at home, back feeling worse, and my wife in the hospital.

Darn it, it's time for some good news here!!!

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