Ryan had a very good night and only coughed a few times. He seemed comfortable throughout and his pulse stayed below sixty-five. It was so nice to see him resting comfortably. I almost hated bouncing him out of bed at six o’clock. But, as you know, there are not enough minutes in the day to dilly-dally around.
The fourteen-day course of antibiotics for the last urinary tract infection finished yesterday evening. The plan is to continue him on a low dosage, once a day, going forward. As much as I don’t like him on antibiotics, it only makes sense. The alternative is to use heavy-duty antibiotics every time he gets a UTI and I dislike that even more. As you know, this is a recurring infection. He seems to get one every two months (or less).
We had a comprehensive set of blood work drawn yesterday. It will test nearly everything, from testosterone, to iron and magnesium, to a complete chemistry panel and more. Since Ryan isn’t able to tell us what’s going on with his body, these tests are crucial in ascertaining his overall physical health.
If the CT scan of his pelvis and abdomen discovered the source, like kidney stones or disease, the treatment might be different. We also learned it is not likely he is retaining urine in the bladder. With the absence of known cause, it’s the only feasible way to manage it. If this fails, well, that’s not good.
In addition, we are sending his urine and saliva for culture. You know, although I know why the urine is being cultured I simply cannot remember why the saliva is. I
know think I made a note of this and will need to go back and look to jog my memory.
This is completely off-topic, but does anyone (that lives nearby) have a
wench winch I might be able to borrow? I’d like to get our Jacuzzi back up on the patio and this is the only way I can think of doing it (besides finding ten strapping, young men).