Interesting article in the WSJ today stating that marriages between people that meet online seem to be more successful.
Left yesterday morning for a working vacation with CMM - a few days of fun road trip then a few days teaching. CMM had a thoracentesis Thursday (drained 1.5 liters of fluid from his lung effusion). By Friday night he was running a fever (likely an infection from the procedure). Luckily I had some appropriate antibiotics at home so started him on a dose that night. We were scheduled to leave Saturday morning and I wasn't quite sure if we would be able to.We left although he was a little iffy yesterday. Today though he woke up without a fever so the antibiotics seem to be doing their job. Tonight we are dining at a restaurant that uses garlic in everything, so that should help cure him too!
Well, it's been an eventful week. We got through the rest of our trip ok, conference went fine. But during the week my brother-in-law was admitted to the ICU with very bad staph sepsis (there's a 50% mortality rate). He's only 69 and in generally good health. We have no idea what started it.
Thankfully the Kaiser ICU in Portland is very up to date and started him on IV Vit C/steroids/thiamine which is a new treatment for sepsis that most places aren't using yet (I thought we'd have to fight for it but they'd already started it.) He's getting excellent care but it's still really dicey; he's had two surgeries so far to clean out some joints and may need dangerous surgery to clean out abcesses in his spine if they aren't clearing.
It just goes to show, none of us are promised tomorrow - get out there and LIVE.