Monthly Archives: February 2010
I’ve spent a fair amount of time addressing the subject of death in this blog. But as many people as there are who die, there are an equal number who are born. I choose to use this space today to … Continue reading
Elizabeth asked a good question today: “Why is Pop getting all these infections?” Background: you’ll recall that Pop had a UTI and MRSA just before Thanksgiving including a three-day hospitalization; more recently, he had a lengthy cold and now he’s … Continue reading
Today’s subject is poop. Poop is the term used by CNA’s and LPN’s to describe the solid waste matter that sometimes escapes from elderly bodies in places other than a toilet. Poop has been the subject of considerable conversation between … Continue reading
Pop has developed an illness brought on by a bacterium called “C. diff”. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile or “C. diff,” is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from … Continue reading
No doubt you’ll recall my golden words from the first two paragraphs of last November 18’s post: I took him (Pop) to a scheduled 6-month visit with his urologist on Tuesday. Elevated white cells were found in a urine sample, … Continue reading
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