TheMasterOfTheUniverse has had bronchitis for a couple of weeks.
Friday night he spiked a pretty good fever so it was time for some medical intervention…
Our problem was the VA clinic was NOW closed until Monday.
I have about a months worth of Keflex given to me for suppression antibiotic therapy.
It was not used because I had developed c-diff. So Friday night I started
TheMasterOfTheUniverse started on Keflex.
It was clear by Sunday night things were looking up, and he was feeling better.
I was delighted because we had plans for several things this week.
Monday morning he was in the bathroom and started coughing…violently coughing as in
I can’t breath coughing. I walked into the bathroom to witness TheMasterOfTheUniverse
having a seizure, shaking and moving, eyes rolled back in his head. It was
TERRIFYING. It lasted only about
fourteen or fifteen lifetimes
30 or 40 seconds, and when he came out of it he had no idea what had happened.
I was all for calling an ambulance and getting right to the hospital.
He wanted to go to the VA Clinic. He actually thought I would let him drive…
You can see his brain wasn’t working quite right…Gawd!
The VA clinic after an hour and a half wait, decided he needed to be evaluated by a neurologist…So where did we go? THE FRICKING Hospital.
The VA had notified the ER we were coming.
He was taken back immediately. In 40 minutes he had, an IV,
a couple of gallons of blood drawn,
a chest x-ray-twice, a CT scan of his brain, urinalysis, EKG-twice.
The VA has a ” VA Navigator” working at the hospital,
she stopped by to make sure he was getting the stuff he needed…
By then he was feeling much better and was passing
out rashions of mouthiness to all equally. I was so glad to see that!
The EXTREMELY violent coughing suppressed his vagel nerve,
causing his blood pressure to plummet, which released a bunch of endorphin’s
which is what caused the seizure.
So another antibiotic, prednisone and benzonatate.
I hope to never see any thing like this again .. It was really really scary.
September 20, 2011 No Comments