WineGuy has had a lingering, mild cough for weeks. This morning he woke up with a violent cough, wheezing and could hardly breathe. About 9:00 this morning he asked me to take him to the emergency room at the hospital downtown (the one where he practices).
They admitted him to the hospital this morning with pneumonia in the lower lobe of his left lung. I asked his nurse to have one of his partners look over the medical record and advise me what’s going on. Dr. L. just called to say that WineGuy’s white count is elevated (sign of infection) and that his creatinine (kidney function) is also elevated. She just spoke with the ER doctor, who has ordered a CAT scan of WG’s chest to see what’s going on with the lung and kidneys.
We cancelled our Thanksgiving trip. It’s probably for the best since the kids are sick, too: Wizard has a sinus infection and an ear infection. Moose had an ugly virus which still lingers. WG’s partners have cancelled his Monday and Tuesday schedules next week to give him time to recuperate. Now I have to unpack all the suitcases and see if I can find a sitter to watch the boys sometime this afternoon or this evening.
Men are terrible patients. Doctors are terrible patients. Male doctors are incorrigible! We welcome your good thoughts and prayers.
(Apologies to the AugustMoms for the cross-post.)
“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.”
~ from “To A Mouse,” by Robert Burns