Hello my great friends,
I am still at the hospital and the mystery infection has been solved. First they thought I had meningitis so they did a spinal tap. Then they thought I had a tick-borne infection but were waiting for results of many tests. Then they checked my kidneys via an ultrasound.
After massive headaches, back pain and fevers, they have determined that a bacterial infection made it to my blood stream and was going septic. Had I not come to the emergency room when I did, the doctor said I would have died, particularly because I have no spleen.
Wow, how do you process that kind of information?
She told me how glad she was that I came in when I did.
So am I.
Maybe they will release me tomorrow if all blood work comes back ok. The good news is that my fever is gone.
BTW, I did enjoy my vacation immensely and luckily didn’t get sick until this Friday.
Off to sleep off more of my morphine and to feel grateful that I am alive.