There is a lot more of our summer health (or lack thereof) to continue. But to be honest I don't really feel like detailing it much. I feel like once I get some of this down then I can go back to some normal blogging. I'll keep the rest of this concise.
I left off at July 13 when my parents arrived. The next week Aaron stayed in the hospital slowly improving. Big setback was when he developed 2 abscesses in his abdomen. This is not uncommon after a ruptured appendix but sucked nonetheless. He had to have more platelets and a CT guided needle aspiration of the areas. Then 2 more drains were left in.
He was finally discharged on July 21st, day 14 of his
imprisonment hospital stay. He still had all 3 drains in and was on antibiotics but was good to get home.
Recovery has been very slow and has been hampered by 2 episodes of infection with Clostridium difficile. He JUST finished a round of antibiotics for it and are praying it doesn't come back again. If it does I am going to have him see a GI specialist for treatment as it is a difficult organism to kill.
Shortly after Aaron got out of the hospital Gabe came down with a GI infection called "crypto". Cryptosporidium parvum was in the public pool and he developed vomiting, stomach cramps, decreased appetite and pretty severe diarrhea. So that was a whole lot of fun to deal with! He got on the right anti-protozoal medication and improved.
A week after Gabe started treatment I started coming down with symptoms. Ugh. Suffice to say I spent a few hours in the ER one day. A few days later I spent the night in the hospital (August 6) for fluids and electrolyte/vitamin replacement. I ended up out of work for a full week and only worked very short hours the next week.
Andrew managed to stay healthy throughout it all!
It was a crazy month and made for a long, tough summer.