Posted on February 22, 2014
Posted on February 22, 2014A note from Howard:
I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for their support, both emotional and financial, while I was away on my little "vacation". As for what happened, the docs in the ER called it a "fluke". Two weeks before this happened I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with bronchitis. He wrote me a prescription for antibiotics and sent me on my way.It got worse so I went back for a stronger medicine, but that didn't help any. The antibiotics were so strong my urine started to smell like amoxicillian. Well, it turns out I didn't have bronchitis or the flu, I had pneumonia.
Now a year ago I was diagnosed with gastoparesis, a permanent condition that paralyzes the stomach and makes breathing difficult. You see where I'm going with this, right? Now I'm in the ER, gasping and wheezing like a fish out of water, and I feel an insulin reaction coming on. I warn the emergency people and they say don't worry about it, we'll take care of it when it happens. Now anyone whose seen me go through one of these knows it's too late to deal with while it's happening, The insulin reaction hits, I fall off the bed and my heart rate, already struggling, doubles because that's what happens during insulin reactions. With three things my heart has to deal with, it said "screw it!" and stopped, for how long I know not. But after a month of hospital food I'm finally home and happy to be here. I've been prescribed over a dozen medications, I'm still having trouble walking (didn't use my legs for a month), and the gastrparesis is still causing me breathing difficulties. But that's the update and once again a huge, heartfelt "thank you" to you all.
Thanx for everything
Posted on February 17, 2014
Posted on February 17, 2014Howard is out of the hospital and at home. The medical bills have started coming in, so all of your generosity is going to be very helpful.
Posted on January 27, 2014
Posted on January 27, 2014Keep your fingers crossed. Howard will hopefully get out tomorrow.