Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Hello Everyone

Just another quick post.

Over the weekend my father developed a touch of pneumonia (!), which the doctors attributed to his staying in bed for too long, and not working on clearing his lungs as is recommended after surgery (see the details here.).

Also he’s running a slight fever, which they feel is due to an infection. At this point they are administering antibiotics and an Infectious Disease specialist is supposed to see him today.

I’ll keep you posted as I hear more. Talk to you soon.

Update (03/30/09 9:57EST): Dad had a good night last night. They’ve determined that his white blood cell count is low and are looking into treating it. More information as I know. TTFN!

03/30/2009 2:15PM (EST):  I just spoke with my sister (the Controller). I was misinformed about the white blood cell count situation. It was up, now it is going down, which is a good thing! They are still trying to determine what the infection is all about, but, my father is feeling much better today, so hopefully this was just a “blip”!



  1. Ultra Dave said,

    March 30, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I really hope your father recovers soon. Please your hearts!

  2. Patti said,

    March 30, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Very glad you are keeping us updated. Your Dad is in my continued prayers.

    You made me LAUGH with your comment about stretch pants – “ain’t THAT the truth”!

  3. Lemuel said,

    March 30, 2009 at 11:33 am

    offering up prayers that this is just a blip on the screen and that the doctors will be able to get ahead of the infection very quickly! HUGS!

  4. Greg C. said,

    March 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Hooray for good news!!

  5. javabear said,

    March 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for the update. May he get better soon!

  6. Dr. Sparky said,

    March 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Still sending hugs and happy thoughts …

  7. Steven said,

    March 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I hope he continues to improve.

    Love the new template!

  8. coco said,

    March 31, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    My prayers are with you and your family…may your father’s health continue to improve.

    Hugs & Blessings

  9. Urspo said,

    April 1, 2009 at 12:39 am

    lots of things cause WBCs to elevate, including stress
    so try not to be too focused on stats, but how he is feeling.

  10. theportablehobbit said,

    April 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This is good news. Here’s to keeping it coming!

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