Monday, February 27, 2012

Good news and good news.

Back from the doctor's office and as we thought, there was nothing to worry about at all.  His anemia is so slight as to be non-existent; although there is an antibody that is doing something there, it's not doing much, if any, damage.  And the inflammation is probably due to Zach's esophogeal abrasions from heartburn.  And the dr sees no need for a colonoscopy at all, which is a huge relief.  As we would have to foot the bill for at least $700 of the bill.

But I am tired beyond measure from all the stress and from this cold I'm trying to get.  Or sinus infection.  Can't tell which just yet.  I slept a lot yesterday and all last night.  I went to bed at 7:30 Saturday night and slept most of the night.  I was up for an hour or so at some point but went back to sleep and slept until 10 a.m.  Then down for a 2 hour nap sometime in the afternoon and back to sleep around midnight.  But sleep when you're not feeling well is never restful.  I kept waking up, like you do when you're running a fever.  Which I only had a smidgen of one but the dr said today that people with low body temps can run a raging fever at what looks like normal temps. So...

He has to have more labs in 2 weeks but the dr expects to see improvements and doesn't plan on doing anything more at this stage.  He called it immuno-hemolytic anemia and anemia of chronic disease inflammation.  And he said it sounds much worse than it actually is.

I didn't get a lot of knitting done over the weekend but I put in a few rows on the sock and a few rows on the Tree of Life afghan.  Beyond that...I slept.  I won't knit much tonight either as I'm feeling like crap and plan on taking some cold medicine and going right to bed.  Zach is cooking supper so if I'm awake when it's done, I'll eat.  If not, I'll eat later.  I'm just wiped out.

So...off to bed.

TTFN

4 comments:

Tana said...

I really like the new background. Congrats on your good news and good news. :)

Kathy said...

Thanks, Tana. It's like rearranging the house. I have to change things out now and then. :)

Anny said...

Great new Kathy hope you and Zak are both feeling better soon. Spring coming will definitely be a plus! I am actually looking forward to winter after a hot steamy summer here in Oz :)

Kathy said...

I think winter just got here, Anny. LOL! But I am glad to have Zach's situation sorted for the most part and down to fixing the problems. I am looking forward to spring though.