Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Home from the ER or it sucks to be me

My good arm, that has an IV connector in it for the next three days.

My bad arm in a splint so I don't move it.

The cool mummy cotton stuff.
It would make a great Halloween costume
by wrapping your entire body in this stuff.

The dotted line was the infection yesterday, the solid line is today
This morning I spent three hours at the clinic waiting to see a doctor for my follow-up visit. No appointments were available, they had to "squeeze" me in. I was on my way to work.

The doctor looked at my arm and told me to immediately go to the emergency room.

I spent three hours in ER.

They took two x-rays to look for a tooth chip or a pocket of cat saliva. No foreign objects in my arm.

They hooked me up to an antibiotic IV drip, with two more scheduled Wednesday and Thursday. It wasn't too bad. I was wrapped up in warmed blankets and watched I Love Lucy reruns and Jerry Springer.

A temporary IV connector was inserted into my good arm so they can use it the next two days.

A splint was put on my arm so I don't move it too much.

I was advised no exercise for next two days which will make a full week of no exercise for me.

It sucks to be me these days.

Walter is fine. He's still alive (lucky cat), happy and healthy. I still feed him and pet him, except I'm not into cuddling and won't let him lay on the bed next to me. I'm not ready for that kind of closeness.


big_mummy said...

no kidding the only kind of closeness i would be happy with, would be in the next street!! LOL.

i hope when i get back you are going to be back on the mend- take care xx

Ron said...

Hope you heel soon!

Krista said...

Quick healing vibes coming your way!!!

Patty said...

Well, on the upside...your nails look really nice. :-)

Glad you had the arm looked after. Now you have to rest and let it mend. And flood your body with nourishment and positive energy! (So easy to say that when it isn't my arm, right?)

antgirl said...

Goodness! Get your arm better, young lady!

That looks painful. That must not have you feeling to good either.

Try to enjoy relaxing. It's good for you. You need to heal. You know you'll be back at it when you're better. I know you will.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

I've been sans workout all week too, it really sucks!

Hope you heal up quickly!