People, this seems most surreal. As you may recall yesterday, I dished out the story of John’s loverly plural effusion and the promise that we were going to either go to the ER during the night or make it in to see the pulmonary specialist in the morning.
Well, we made it until the morning and went to see the breath doctor, the H2O honcho, the wizard of wheezing, the pulmonary prince.
The man with the plan.
He turned out to be very nice and reassuring and yet, here we are. In the hospital.
In the heart hospital. John’s diagnosis of a simple pulmonary effusion is now also a cardiomyopathy of the extrinsic variety. This heart disease was most likely caused by a virus, (that he caught from some miserable excuse for a human being that didn’t wash their hands?), that attacked his heart. We have run the gammit with the tests and while John’s math and spelling skills are above average his English Lit. is about a C. Er… wait a minute. OH! Wrong paper! Sorry bout that. No, his test results show a variety of things that conclude this way: He will be recovering for the next 4 to 6 months and he’s now a diabetic. This last part is a very recent development since he was at the doctor about 5 months ago for a check up and everything was fine then.
We will be here for a few days and by then all the swelling will be gone and his coughing as well, since the excess fluid is what is causing it. Then, we will escape. And all the while, my SIL is at my house taking care of Henrietta. (Oh, and I forgot to mention that H is developing a nasty UTI right this very minute.) I am in here with John and my SIL has to deal with all that shit and, yes, I am a petty, hateful, little bitch that really couldn’t care less. Hee hee! There’s nothing keeping us from just leaving and going to Mexico or Colorado or Europe! Yeah! That is where you’ll find us! Just don’t tell our family. 😉
Comment by Nan on October 2, 2009 at 2:35 am
There are some weird, nasty viruses out there. Thank goodness for modern medicine. Sounds like you’re keeping positive, and smiling, and that’s what the love of your life needs right now!
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Comment by witchypoo on October 2, 2009 at 6:03 am
You must be so stressed. It’s good you have someone to deal with H, while you are taking care of John. I hope his recovery is swift.
.-= witchypoo´s last blog ..Poopy Small =-.
Comment by Kori on October 2, 2009 at 6:53 am
Damn. thinking of both of you, yet also chuckling a little about your SIL having to deal with H. Even the worst things have at least one upside! Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.
.-= Kori´s last blog ..Keep On The Sunny Side…. =-.
Comment by Karen on October 2, 2009 at 6:59 am
Gah, it just keeps getting worse! There is no need to feel guilty for pettiness. You need to be with your husband, and it isn’t like H is all alone – she’s being cared for. Get John well first and foremost. Praying…
.-= Karen´s last blog ..We’re Aware. We’re Very Aware. =-.
Comment by noe noe girl on October 2, 2009 at 7:17 am
Holy shit! When it rains it pours! Sending (((hugs ))) and prayers Krissa. I can get you to Mexico if you want. Just say the word, I have connections. Stay strong.
Comment by Simply Savvy Girl on October 2, 2009 at 7:50 am
You guys need to focus on yourselves and getting John better again. H is fine and your SIL can care for her. It’s about time someone care for you guys! Take it one step at a time–that’s a lot of stuff to process all at once. I’ll keep you both in my prayers and KNOW that things will be back to normal again all in good time.
.-= Simply Savvy Girl´s last blog ..Friday Favorites =-.
Comment by Aunt Becky on October 2, 2009 at 10:10 am
Good LORD. Keeping my fingers crossed, saying my prayers and hoping for the best. Hope this is all like a mini-vacation for you both and that you can agree on what television program to watch. Hang in there, okay?
.-= Aunt Becky´s last blog ..This Post Will Contain Words That Spell Check Hates =-.
Comment by Mike Krause on October 2, 2009 at 10:10 am
Try to keep your chin up
Comment by Chief on October 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm
It is unbelievable how things can change in an instant!
Thinking about you and wishing you both the best.
Let’s hunt down the guy with the shit on his hands and kill him
.-= Chief´s last blog ..Behind the Scenes =-.
Comment by Roger on October 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm
At least you are keeping your since of humor. I had to laugh about your SIL watching H, and only hope that H still gets the proper treatment, etc…
All the best for John’s recovery, and can you pick me up a shot glass from your travels? 🙂
.-= Roger´s last blog ..How to Tell When Banana’s Go Bad =-.
Comment by Hyphen Mama on October 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm
Surreal is right! Is it too childish to stomp your feet and say “this isn’t FAIR”? Okay, then I’ll do it for you.
I swear, September has been the month from hell for everybody. Damned Mercury Retrograde. October will be better. It must. John’s condition will improve, he will have treatment, he will have a game plan going forward.
I’m crossing my fingers and toes, sending white light and all the healing energy I can muster. Oh, and prayers. Those too. Keep us posted. I promise to check in more frequently, now that my head is out of my own ass again.
.-= Hyphen Mama´s last blog ..Finding Zen…. =-.
Comment by habanerogal on October 3, 2009 at 3:07 am
Glad that they got him a diagnosis and hopefully all the pieces will fall in to place now. Get well and with any luck you will be somewhere nice and warm before you know it.
.-= habanerogal´s last blog ..My TV husband this year will be… =-.
Comment by Ree on October 3, 2009 at 8:35 am
Oh damn. Hugs sweetheart. XXXOOO
Comment by grandma j on October 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm
Dang, if it’s not one thing it’s another. Keeping you guys in my prayers and hoping H remains on an even keel for now too.
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Comment by Mr. Corvette on October 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm
Song running through my mind –
I know the master of the wind.
I know the maker of the rain.
He can calm the storm –
make the sun shine again
I know the master of the rain.
And another –
For the God on the mountain,
is still God in the valley.
When things go wrong,
He’ll make them right.
And the God of the good times,
is still God in the bad times.
The God of the day,
is still God in the night.
Comment by Jennifer on October 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Oh Karissa, now I get the twitter. I’m so sorry to hear you are going thorugh this! My mom has cardiomyopathy only they can’t seem to find the cause of it. Boy, your plate is full isn’t it? Lots of hugs coming your way. Glad to see you are still trying to find the humor in it all.
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Blog Action Day =-.
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