Things Have Been a Little Out of My Control This Month…

I’ve not posted in a good bit, but I am feeling well enough again to explain to you all why I haven’t been here. The short story, is that I’ve been in the hospital. I ended up with an infection called Urosepsis.That is a life threatening situation. I am so thankful that my caregiver is as attentive as she is. She realized that something was wrong with me, after talking to my mom about a message I’d left on her phone really early that morning. My parents came over to see how bad I was when my caregiver told them I needed to go tot he hospital. I ended up being transported by ambulance.

I don’t remember a whole lot about the specific events of that morning, but I did end up in the emergency room. I remember that the doctor I got stuck with (the one who was on call when I was wheeled in), was a bit……out of touch with what was going on. At times I felt like he didn’t really understand what has happening with me. I was down there from 10-ish in the morning until midnight. I was sick enough not to remember things very clearly or at all, so the time frame may be a bit off. Once I got some fluids, antibiotics, and pain meds in me- I was better able to keep up with the happenings around me. i was also told that I have a condition called Costochondritis too.  I’ve had those symptoms for awhile, but not a name to put with them. Now I do. That doesn’t make it less painful for me, and the Aspercreme the ER doc recommended for it is an absolute joke.

I just wanted to let anyone who is interested and reading this that i am home and resting comfortably. I’m still on antibiotics, but those will be finished early next week. My spirits remain good, and I just feel really lucky. I had Kenya there and she saved my life. Of that I am sure, and I could never thank her enough for just the simple act of checking on me more thoroughly when something seemed off. She is a true woman of God and that is why I love her like a sister. After all, she is my sister in Christ. And for that, I am most thankful.

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This is the greeting I got from my furbaby when I arrived home  This is why I love her. And this is why she’s named Sunshine. No matter how crappy I feel, or what I am going through, she brings sunshine into my life.

Until next time,

Erin

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2 thoughts on “Things Have Been a Little Out of My Control This Month…

  1. So thankful you are feeling better Erin and we are all thankful for your wonderful caregiver and most of all thankful to God who watches out for us all. Love ya, Aunt Sher

    • I am very thankful that I have recovered from the infection with no complications. I truly believe that it was God who sent Kenya specifically to be my caregiver. If it hadn’t been for his divine intervention after a hospitalization in 2008 or 2009 for a similar infection, I don’t think the agency I was with at the time, would have sent Kenya to me. His care and love for me, never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes I find myself in tears when I think about just how much God must love me. How much he loves all of us. Love ya.

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