Dad's surgeon was angry that the Vincennes hospital–where dad went for emergency help–didn't recognize the growing, swelling, red area of his back as infection and transfer him to the Evansville hospital–where he had his recent surgery–a week before they did. He then performed a 3-hour emergency surgery on dad's back (last night) to remove infection. He also installed a pump to continue removing infection.
Before the surgery the doctor said:
- dad's delirium is due to the infection
- dad's delirium will begin to improve greatly once the infection is gone
After the surgery the doctor said:
- dad would not have survived the night without emergency surgery
- dad has sepsis in his brain, kidneys, throughout his body
I googled sepsis of the brain due to infection and am more than a little worried about prospects of fatality or permanent brain damage.
Yeah, I'm the sharer of depressing tidings.
Got to work at 5am again. It will likely be another 15-hour work day, if not more. Next week I don't have much to do ... I'm sure that will change.
Breakfast - 3carb/190cal
[xcarb][xcal ] pb
Lunch - xcarb/xcal
[xcarb][xcal ] one bite of an Atkins bar (was feeling light-headed)
[xcarb][xcal ] a cup of Cro's homemade chili with black soy beans (ground beef, salsa, diced onion, black soy beans, sprinkle of shredded cheese.
Dinner - 7carb/300cal
[7carb][300cal] ground beef, onions, mushrooms, cheese, half of a red bell pepper