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Organizer: Barb for Beth Aweau Beneficiary: Scott Aweau

Scott has suffered many life-threatening illnesses since he was admitted to the CCU on Sunday, 1/26/14. Please help him keep his medical insurance when he so desperately needs it. Thank you!

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From Beth Aweau, Scott's sister:

My brother Scott is currently fighting for his life in the critical care unit. I cannot go over all of the circumstances, but it started with a sore back/twinge when folding his clothes, to the ER where they said he had sciatica, and the drugs from the contrast dye and the medicines all hurt his kidneys. I will give you the run down of all of his current diagnoses. You will need to google if you want more. I don't have time to answer questions, I am so sorry about that. Please keep in mind now that while he is just a little overweight, he is a young, healthy guy with no past medical issues other than some clustered blood vessels in his liver that they have been watching for six years now, okay. 

He was admitted in acute kidney and renal failure. Then he was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis (a break down of the muscle tissues), a UTI that crew out E.coli (he is getting antibiotics), bacteremia (he is getting antibiotics), acute liver and kidney failure (he will need a liver transplant and dialysis for his kidneys when he is healthy enough to do these things) and he had a silent heart attack Monday early morning. He has ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), which caused him to go into cardiac arrest, they brought him back after 5 minutes. He is currently intubated and cannot speak. 

But through all of this, thinking that I would be losing my brother/son (he is 11 years younger than me and I basically raised him), to being extremely hopeful. Today he was coming out of his sedation and he could answer yes and no questions. I asked if he knew who I was, nod. I told him I would be there for the day and he gave me the biggest smile and it made me cry. I told him my niece Ashley (Bain's mommy) was coming and another huge smile. I have never been so happy in my entire life.

So, if you could please, please, please keep him in your good thoughts and prayers. He needs them to continue fighting through. I've been trying hard to do a bedside vigil, as one of the last things he said 2 days ago when I asked how his night went was, "I hate to tell you this and I am sorry, but it kills me when you leave." That made my heart squeeze and I started to cry. I told him I would be with him as long and as much as I could. He told me he understood that I had to work... 

So, at some point my videos are going to run out. I have them scheduled to go live till next Saturday. I will just encourage you at that point to go back... I have almost a thousand videos for you watch and hopefully "enjoy!" I really truly enjoy you and I have missed trying to catch up with a lot of you. Thanks for your time and your prayers!!
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03/30/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
I am posting a video right as I type this. I took Scott to an infectious disease doctor and they have started at ground zero.  He was stopped from the antibiotics that he was on and started on a new IV antibiotics.  So a PICC line was inserted into him.  

They just recently "re-certified" him for another two weeks' worth of therapy.  He is doing well, but he has no strength in his shoulders.  I took him this past week for MRIs of his thorax and lumbosacral spine on Monday, and bilateral shoulders on Tuesday. 

The findings of the back MRIs revealed T11-12 diskitis and he is being referred out now to an orthopedic back specialist. That will happen some time this week. 

His eye appt came back normal. That's good!! One less thing to worry about. 

I am now just waiting on results of the shoulder MRIs. The therapists think he may have a tear of a muscle. If he does, then yet another referral outside. The best part of that would be that I could have him see the orthopedic surgeon that I work for, as he specializes in shoulder replacements.  
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The findings of the back MRIs revealed T11-12 diskitis and he is being referred out now to an orthopedic back specialist. That will happen some time this week. 

His eye appt came back normal. That's good!! One less thing to worry about. 

I am now just waiting on results of the shoulder MRIs. The therapists think he may have a tear of a muscle. If he does, then yet another referral outside. The best part of that would be that I could have him see the orthopedic surgeon that I work for, as he specializes in shoulder replacements.  ">


02/28/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
2/28/14: (this is for 2/27) So for today's wrap up! I went up early for the care plan meeting and arrived with Scott dressed and in his wheelchair waiting for me outside of his room. 

Social work reviewed how they go in and assess his level of depression (if any) and talk to him to make sure where he is at. I asked him just today if he was sad or depressed about being there and he said no. He realizes it is just what has to be done. 

Activities coordinator said she has some car mags for him. I told her no need, he has like 14 that have come in since he has been hospitalized and has shown no interest in them. 

Dietary went over his weight--they have it all wrong saying he is back to his baseline. I was like what? He's lost 66 lbs. She said no they have him documented on entry at 253 (that was his last weight a week ago), and that it went to 273 with the "water weight" and then to 319. I said you have it backwards. He came in at 319, as that is what it was at his PCP appt which I attended with him. She said "you know not all scales are right." I said "but they do not differ by SIXTY SIX POUNDS!!!" Do you know that she sort of "whatever'd" me?!? I don't take very well to being whatever'd. Just saying. I said you better go check your records because you are wrong. Hello? Who knows better? Mama Hen or the person who sees his chart once a day??? I also pointed out how big and baggy his clothes are. I said who in their right mind would be wearing clothes that raggedy? lol

The charge nurse on his floor was there and went over his status. One last day of antibiotics and then a chest x-ray to see if the pneumonia is gone. I told them to consider extending it as he has a boil now that they are draining. They reviewed ST/OT/PT and said that they hope to have him done with his speech therapy by 3/14 and physical and occupational therapy by 3/27. These are "guesstimates" and that it may be shorter or it may be longer, but that is what they are shooting for.

We then went to the CCU. Jose was there (who was one of his nurses) and Sabina the ward clerk. His speech therapist was there and chatted with us for a little bit as well. Jose remembered him and said "hey Scott, man you've lost a lot of weight! But looking good!!" and of course Sabina and I hugged and shed a tear. She was a great support by sharing her story with her son being in the same condition as Scott last year. It gave me hope, so I let her know that and how much I appreciated it. She said the next time we come, she wants him walking through the door 

I then gave Scott the option of going the back way through the hospital (which connects to the long term bldg) or out the front, which would take him outside. He chose outside. We didn't stay outside for very long, just a few minutes, but he said it felt good to be out.

We then got him back in bed for about an hour before his PT appt. Amanda said she'd take it easy on him since Justin over-worked him in OT and he was in pain. I asked her about that, if she thought the extreme pain was because of the neuropathy or is it something I need to have looked at. She said Justin thinks he has a subluxation of both of his shoulders and that he is going to need a lot of work to strengthen his shoulder muscles back up. So he probably won't be back to work any time soon until he can work that out. You saw the video of one of his walks. He did it again, and then they did leg exercises using a band and then some to strengthen his quads and hamstrings. Amanda said she wanted him out of bed at least three times a day if not more. She said ideally one more time at night. So I guess after he digests dinner, then we need to get him up and out of the bed. She also wants him out of the bed over the weekends as well, exercising his legs and arms pushing his own wheelchair. 

His orthopedist came and drained more fluid off the left knee and injected him with twice the dosage of medicine since he's a "big guy." Lol. It was very painful. Hated to see him like that. He says it now feels good. 

So that's it. Justin wants him to start going to the bathroom on his own. No more urinal or bed pan. That will be challenging after a long hard day of therapy, but I guess again it is a case of no pain, no gain.

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The charge nurse on his floor was there and went over his status. One last day of antibiotics and then a chest x-ray to see if the pneumonia is gone. I told them to consider extending it as he has a boil now that they are draining. They reviewed ST/OT/PT and said that they hope to have him done with his speech therapy by 3/14 and physical and occupational therapy by 3/27. These are "guesstimates" and that it may be shorter or it may be longer, but that is what they are shooting for.

We then went to the CCU. Jose was there (who was one of his nurses) and Sabina the ward clerk. His speech therapist was there and chatted with us for a little bit as well. Jose remembered him and said "hey Scott, man you've lost a lot of weight! But looking good!!" and of course Sabina and I hugged and shed a tear. She was a great support by sharing her story with her son being in the same condition as Scott last year. It gave me hope, so I let her know that and how much I appreciated it. She said the next time we come, she wants him walking through the door 

I then gave Scott the option of going the back way through the hospital (which connects to the long term bldg) or out the front, which would take him outside. He chose outside. We didn't stay outside for very long, just a few minutes, but he said it felt good to be out.

We then got him back in bed for about an hour before his PT appt. Amanda said she'd take it easy on him since Justin over-worked him in OT and he was in pain. I asked her about that, if she thought the extreme pain was because of the neuropathy or is it something I need to have looked at. She said Justin thinks he has a subluxation of both of his shoulders and that he is going to need a lot of work to strengthen his shoulder muscles back up. So he probably won't be back to work any time soon until he can work that out. You saw the video of one of his walks. He did it again, and then they did leg exercises using a band and then some to strengthen his quads and hamstrings. Amanda said she wanted him out of bed at least three times a day if not more. She said ideally one more time at night. So I guess after he digests dinner, then we need to get him up and out of the bed. She also wants him out of the bed over the weekends as well, exercising his legs and arms pushing his own wheelchair. 

His orthopedist came and drained more fluid off the left knee and injected him with twice the dosage of medicine since he's a "big guy." Lol. It was very painful. Hated to see him like that. He says it now feels good. 

So that's it. Justin wants him to start going to the bathroom on his own. No more urinal or bed pan. That will be challenging after a long hard day of therapy, but I guess again it is a case of no pain, no gain.">


02/21/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
I can't correct, but it is "tooth and nail", not bone. Geesh lol
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02/21/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
Scott was in pain again today due to what they think is bursitis of his knees.  PT took it easy on him and did his exercises up in his room. OT, however, took him downstairs to work out.  The transfers are very hard for him. The bed he has does not have adequate stability, as the air mattress hangs about 6 inches or so over the edge of the frame, and it is much taller than the average bed. His OT wants him to have a normal bed.  I will fight tooth and bone to keep that bed. He is in bed for 23 hours of the day and if he had a regular bed that did not turn him constantly, he would have skin breakdown from bed sores.  I told Scott to let them know that the bed can go from 48" width down to 36" and that would get him right over the frame. I will also call in the morning.  

Other than that, his voice is getting stronger from speech therapy.  He is learning to modulate his voice. They don't understand why his vocal cords are paralyzed... I do. He struggled against the tubes when he was intubated. 

He also gains strength in body parts daily other than his legs. That is going to be slow going, it seems. But I still continue to hope and pray that he gets better daily...and he does :) Thank you everyone for your prayers. I am hoping to soon get him on video for you all. 
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Other than that, his voice is getting stronger from speech therapy.  He is learning to modulate his voice. They don't understand why his vocal cords are paralyzed... I do. He struggled against the tubes when he was intubated. 

He also gains strength in body parts daily other than his legs. That is going to be slow going, it seems. But I still continue to hope and pray that he gets better daily...and he does :) Thank you everyone for your prayers. I am hoping to soon get him on video for you all. ">


02/13/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
Scott's doctor came in and updated me about his move to rehab and the medications being switched to oral. I wanted to make sure that he was going to keep his current bed and he said that he told the rehab facility that the bariatric bed was medically necessary. He said he cannot guarantee that he will get the bed, but that it was medically necessary. So I hope and pray he isn't uncomfortable and gets the same bed. He is also going to keep Scott on the boots to prevent clots, since he is not moving around. 

Today Scott's PT finally figured out that he had to be assisted with his exercises. So they did arm raises with assist and helped him lower them as well. He was in pain, but to me he was not in as much pain as yesterday. So I think they are finally realizing that his case is fairly severe and they are not going to be able to go all gung ho. His doctor said it is going to take time ("weeks") for him to be able to get his strength back. 

Tonight Scott worried about holding on to a friend's money for them, so I called and let them know that I know where it is and can give it to them as soon as we can arrange to get it to them. It is good he is remembering and thinking of these things. He said "they are probably antsy because I don't even know how long I have been here." I told him 17 days. He was amazed it has been that long. 

Tonight seven of his friends visited.  When the guys came, I cannot tell you how awesome it was. Immediately Scott was told not to worry about stuff at home, the yard, etc., they got it. They asked if they needed to come back and do the yard, and I told them I only just put the sprinklers back on because it has been rainy or overcast and it really didn't need watering, so the grass isn't growing. But it could use a raking, but that I'm not worried about stuff like raking.  I mentioned I drove Scott's car up to the hospital today because I am really worried about the oil change in my vehicle and they said not to worry. It is a relief that I don't have to worry about that stuff. And bless my niece's heart, today she came and set up mom's telephone so that she can wear it at all times around her neck when she stands up and walks, and it has a button to dial 911 or another number. She also mopped my kitchen and downstairs bathroom. Probably did a bunch of other things as I was putting out fires. 

I tried to reach his PCP office but they never returned the call. His credit union called and his car loan has been put on hold for 3 months. They mentioned needing something signed by him. I told them good luck getting that done.  Now another long night of work, so the coffee is going to go down my throat in a sec ;)

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Tonight Scott worried about holding on to a friend's money for them, so I called and let them know that I know where it is and can give it to them as soon as we can arrange to get it to them. It is good he is remembering and thinking of these things. He said "they are probably antsy because I don't even know how long I have been here." I told him 17 days. He was amazed it has been that long. 

Tonight seven of his friends visited.  When the guys came, I cannot tell you how awesome it was. Immediately Scott was told not to worry about stuff at home, the yard, etc., they got it. They asked if they needed to come back and do the yard, and I told them I only just put the sprinklers back on because it has been rainy or overcast and it really didn't need watering, so the grass isn't growing. But it could use a raking, but that I'm not worried about stuff like raking.  I mentioned I drove Scott's car up to the hospital today because I am really worried about the oil change in my vehicle and they said not to worry. It is a relief that I don't have to worry about that stuff. And bless my niece's heart, today she came and set up mom's telephone so that she can wear it at all times around her neck when she stands up and walks, and it has a button to dial 911 or another number. She also mopped my kitchen and downstairs bathroom. Probably did a bunch of other things as I was putting out fires. 

I tried to reach his PCP office but they never returned the call. His credit union called and his car loan has been put on hold for 3 months. They mentioned needing something signed by him. I told them good luck getting that done.  Now another long night of work, so the coffee is going to go down my throat in a sec ;)">


02/08/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
Scott was moved out of the CCU last night (2/7/14)!!!  He still cannot move any of his limbs much.  After a little bit of fussing and fighting they got him a soft touch pad that his finger can press to call for help.  They said they want to start sitting him up to dangle his limbs. He has not sat up straight on his own in 19 days. I am not sure he can do it. But he will, because he has a willpower to get out of there.  They will be moving him to a rehab facility soon that is just a mile from my home. YEY!! Hopefully they have an opening, as they currently have a wait list. Hoping he is out of the hospital soon. They still don't know his source of infection.  
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02/06/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau

I'm going to do my update before reading all comments. Late Tuesday evening, Scott was removed from the ventilator/extubated. (His doctor always called it life support, but if you hear someone was taken off life support, you think "oh no!!!") He almost immediately resumed breathing on his own. They did have to bump him to 4 liters of oxygen after he sounded a little hard pressed on 2. However, when I went to the hospital today, they had nudged him down to 2 liters.

Scott can barely speak above a whisper, and he is incredibly dry in his nose and throat. I spoke to the respiratory therapist when he came for Scott's treatment to get steroids breathed into him (he said it made him feel better) and the therapist added some water to his oxygen to give him a little moister (again, made him feel better).

Sadly, he still does not have much/any function of his arms and legs. He can move them very little and he gets frustrated. But the doctor said it would "take time." I need to request a face to face with him tomorrow some time (he works around 13-15 hours a day!! omg). I want to know what is causing the rhabdomyolysis to continue to not be treated.

Tomorrow he will get all the scans he needs done, so he will probably be in a good deal of pain all day tomorrow. I hope they sedate him. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst pain imaginable, he is a constant 8 at this point. The white blood cell scan they are going to do tomorrow will finally pinpoint where the infection originated. They think his spine/vertebrae. It will be nice when they can finally start to cure what is causing all of this, and then he can be on a road to full recovery soon.

There was one or two times when I almost lost the faith (one being when I knew how serious all of these illnesses were, the second when he coded), but I put myself in check and told myself to never stop believing he would be better. With everyone's good wishes and prayers, I know this is why he has come through this. Thanks everyone.


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Scott can barely speak above a whisper, and he is incredibly dry in his nose and throat. I spoke to the respiratory therapist when he came for Scott's treatment to get steroids breathed into him (he said it made him feel better) and the therapist added some water to his oxygen to give him a little moister (again, made him feel better).

Sadly, he still does not have much/any function of his arms and legs. He can move them very little and he gets frustrated. But the doctor said it would "take time." I need to request a face to face with him tomorrow some time (he works around 13-15 hours a day!! omg). I want to know what is causing the rhabdomyolysis to continue to not be treated.

Tomorrow he will get all the scans he needs done, so he will probably be in a good deal of pain all day tomorrow. I hope they sedate him. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst pain imaginable, he is a constant 8 at this point. The white blood cell scan they are going to do tomorrow will finally pinpoint where the infection originated. They think his spine/vertebrae. It will be nice when they can finally start to cure what is causing all of this, and then he can be on a road to full recovery soon.

There was one or two times when I almost lost the faith (one being when I knew how serious all of these illnesses were, the second when he coded), but I put myself in check and told myself to never stop believing he would be better. With everyone's good wishes and prayers, I know this is why he has come through this. Thanks everyone.

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02/04/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau
Scott was doing much better last night. He was arousable when I'd talk to him. He was moving his hands and legs, as he remembered Suzanne teaching him how to do.  I was very excited and will try to post some video I captured.  His doctor told me that he is going to hopefully be able to extubate him "in the next couple of days." Please pray that this happens.  It would mean that his lungs are strong enough to support his oxygen needs. They monitor his blood gases every 12 hours to see how much oxygen they have to give him. They are down to only 40% and he has been on that for two days now. I am praying that tomorrow it will go down to 30% and keep steady. They did change some of his settings on his ventilator and he had a little bit of a rough time at first.  But with tons of prayers and because he is young and healthy, he is going to get through this. Thanks for all your prayers. 
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02/02/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau

Today Scott had to be very heavily sedated. He was having a hard time today, fighting the ventilator.  My sister was talking to him and I think he got so agitated not being able to reply to her that he started biting his tube. They can usually talk him down by saying "don't bite, you won't get the air your lungs need, breathe deeply," but he couldn't be talked down. They had to plate a bite block, which he bit right through.  The nurse said he had never seen that done before.  So "off to the moon" he went. 

Let me start with the not-so-good news and finish with the good news, shall we? 

He has to get a CT scan of his lungs to check on his pneumonia and ARDS, a CT of his kidney and livers to see what has happened in the last 17 days, and a CT of his abdomen because he has not been passing any of his stomach contents.  They think his stomach or intestine has seized up and is just not working.  They know that once his body has stopped being shocked it will go back to normal. But they had to stop his tube feeding today.  They have to inject dye for the CT scan, but...

The good news is that his kidneys and liver have returned to almost normal!! His creatinine levels went from a high of 13.1 down to 1.6 (normal is 0.8).  So he will not need dialysis and he will not have to have a liver transplant.  How miraculous is THAT? 


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Let me start with the not-so-good news and finish with the good news, shall we? 

He has to get a CT scan of his lungs to check on his pneumonia and ARDS, a CT of his kidney and livers to see what has happened in the last 17 days, and a CT of his abdomen because he has not been passing any of his stomach contents.  They think his stomach or intestine has seized up and is just not working.  They know that once his body has stopped being shocked it will go back to normal. But they had to stop his tube feeding today.  They have to inject dye for the CT scan, but...

The good news is that his kidneys and liver have returned to almost normal!! His creatinine levels went from a high of 13.1 down to 1.6 (normal is 0.8).  So he will not need dialysis and he will not have to have a liver transplant.  How miraculous is THAT? 

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02/02/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau

Today Scott had to be very heavily sedated. He was having a hard time today, fighting the ventilator.  My sister was talking to him and I think he got so agitated not being able to reply to her that he started biting his tube. They can usually talk him down by saying "don't bite, you won't get the air your lungs need, breathe deeply," but he couldn't be talked down. They had to plate a bite block, which he bit right through.  The nurse said he had never seen that done before.  So "off to the moon" he went. 

Let me start with the not-so-good news and finish with the good news, shall we? 

He has to get a CT scan of his lungs to check on his pneumonia and ARDS, a CT of his kidney and livers to see what has happened in the last 17 days, and a CT of his abdomen because he has not been passing any of his stomach contents.  They think his stomach or intestine has seized up and is just not working.  They know that once his body has stopped being shocked it will go back to normal. But they had to stop his tube feeding today.  They have to inject dye for the CT scan, but...

The good news is that his kidneys and liver have returned to almost normal!! His creatinine levels went from a high of 13.1 down to 1.6 (normal is 0.8).  So he will not need dialysis and he will not have to have a liver transplant.  How miraculous is THAT? 


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Let me start with the not-so-good news and finish with the good news, shall we? 

He has to get a CT scan of his lungs to check on his pneumonia and ARDS, a CT of his kidney and livers to see what has happened in the last 17 days, and a CT of his abdomen because he has not been passing any of his stomach contents.  They think his stomach or intestine has seized up and is just not working.  They know that once his body has stopped being shocked it will go back to normal. But they had to stop his tube feeding today.  They have to inject dye for the CT scan, but...

The good news is that his kidneys and liver have returned to almost normal!! His creatinine levels went from a high of 13.1 down to 1.6 (normal is 0.8).  So he will not need dialysis and he will not have to have a liver transplant.  How miraculous is THAT? 

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02/02/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau

Today Scott had to be very heavily sedated. He was having a hard time today, fighting the ventilator.  My sister was talking to him and I think he got so agitated not being able to reply to her that he started biting his tube. They can usually talk him down by saying "don't bite, you won't get the air your lungs need, breathe deeply," but he couldn't be talked down. They had to plate a bite block, which he bit right through.  The nurse said he had never seen that done before.  So "off to the moon" he went. 

Let me start with the not-so-good news and finish with the good news, shall we? 

He has to get a CT scan of his lungs to check on his pneumonia and ARDS, a CT of his kidney and livers to see what has happened in the last 17 days, and a CT of his abdomen because he has not been passing any of his stomach contents.  They think his stomach or intestine has seized up and is just not working.  They know that once his body has stopped being shocked it will go back to normal. But they had to stop his tube feeding today.  They have to inject dye for the CT scan, but...

The good news is that his kidneys and liver have returned to almost normal!! His creatinine levels went from a high of 13.1 down to 1.6 (normal is 0.8).  So he will not need dialysis and he will not have to have a liver transplant.  How miraculous is THAT? 


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Let me start with the not-so-good news and finish with the good news, shall we? 

He has to get a CT scan of his lungs to check on his pneumonia and ARDS, a CT of his kidney and livers to see what has happened in the last 17 days, and a CT of his abdomen because he has not been passing any of his stomach contents.  They think his stomach or intestine has seized up and is just not working.  They know that once his body has stopped being shocked it will go back to normal. But they had to stop his tube feeding today.  They have to inject dye for the CT scan, but...

The good news is that his kidneys and liver have returned to almost normal!! His creatinine levels went from a high of 13.1 down to 1.6 (normal is 0.8).  So he will not need dialysis and he will not have to have a liver transplant.  How miraculous is THAT? 

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02/01/2014
by Barb for Beth Aweau

2/1/14: I spoke with Scott's nurse today.  He said that because Scott becomes very anxious when I leave him at night, his heart rate increases and he breathes too fast.  The nurses realize this, so they keep an eye out when I leave.  Last night they asked him if he was anxious because I left and he nodded yes.  When they asked if he wanted to have something to take the edge off of his anxiousness, he nodded yes.  

So since his blood gases have gone off, today they are keeping him a little more sedated so he can recover.  They are going to work on getting his lungs much better today and didn't want much/any stimulation. I will still go to visit, just not speak or touch him.  They did say tomorrow they are going to back off on the sedation so that he will be able to watch TV.  That is when I will try spending more time with him, when he is aware that he will be OKAY when I am gone.  

The reason he freaks out is that his first three nights were not very good nights.  I wasn't there throughout the night, and when he needed help, he wasn't able to get it. His one arm was not functional the first night, the hand they put the call button in.. So he had to try hard to gather enough breath in his over stressed lungs to try and yell for help. He said it took a while. Because that distressed him, he told me, "I hate to say this, and I'm sorry, but when you leave, it kills me."  I've been trying to spend as much time as humanly possible there to see after his needs and be his medical advocate but the reality is, I have to make sure I make enough money to pay for the house we live in, and my bills as well.  And now his bills as well, since he has run out of sick and vacation pay...  

This fundraiser that Barb set up will be a lifesaver.  Maybe I won't have ulcers for a few months.  I thank each and every single one of you who has donated to try and help Scott retain his medical insurance in this very trying time.  His doctor said this condition will take at least a year out of him.  That is very scary to me.  I hope and pray that with all your prayers that he won't be out that long. He continues to make baby step improvements and it is because of your good thoughts and prayers and for that I thank you.


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This fundraiser that Barb set up will be a lifesaver.  Maybe I won't have ulcers for a few months.  I thank each and every single one of you who has donated to try and help Scott retain his medical insurance in this very trying time.  His doctor said this condition will take at least a year out of him.  That is very scary to me.  I hope and pray that with all your prayers that he won't be out that long. He continues to make baby step improvements and it is because of your good thoughts and prayers and for that I thank you.

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