The Lesser of Two Evils
Yes, it true. I’m in a bit of a snit lately. I’m sure you’ve noticed. That is, unless you’re my wife.
I suppose this past week was a prime example of how I redirect my sadness into anger. I’m way more productive angry than down in the dumps. I wonder if The Buddha (reference yesterday’s comments on Who Can Blame Me?) has any enlightenment on this? Of the two, does my anger or my sadness punish me more? Does it even really matter?
By all clinical indications, it appears Ryan’s urinary tract infection is responding to the antibiotics. He is on them for ten days total and is three days into them. His vital signs are “normal” again and he had a peaceful night. It was heart-wrenching to see him in such pain. I’m sure this was just another contributor to my “snittiness” (I know, it’s not a word… until now!).
His infection, or more accurately the antibiotics, threw the plans for today in the trash. Ryan was scheduled to have a number of procedures performed at Loudoun Hospital. This included a full panel of blood tests, x-Rays, Dexascan (measures bone density), and something else that I don’t remember. Late yesterday, after an exhausting day of probing (probably not the best choice of words, given the UTI) into it, we finally hear back that the antibiotics will taint some of the blood test results. We could have still went ahead with the other procedures, but we felt this would just double his exposure to picking-up an infection. Beyond this, his immune system is already working hard on clearing the UTI. For Ryan’s sake, we decided to wait and do it all at once. The less time in a hospital environment, the better. I guess this is a good rule to follow, no matter the circumstances. I love it when I state the obvious!
- What are the symptoms of a UTI? (zocdoc.com)