Prayers needed for the Beach Boy!!!

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    • Just spoke with him 5 minutes ago. He slept great last night finally. Leg pain is better, however still dealing with weakness & pain in neck and arms. The Lasik's worked to reduce the swelling in the legs, therefore easing the excruciating pain. Seeing another specialist today, then the the Cardiologist in less than 2 weeks. He has a long way to go, but this is the opposite direction than just a few days ago. I told him all the positive thoughts heading his way are paying dividends. :thumbup:
      Never trust a ConnMan!!
      (Man I love that line!)
      :00007555:


    • He is still sick - seeing an infectious disease Dr today. He is in quite a bit of pain but they are medicating him nicely :thumbsup: . The major problem is they have yet to determine exactly what the problem is. I will update as soon as I know anything. Keep him in your prayers!!

      SORRY - me and @ConnMan were on same wavelength and posted at same time
    • Bill Martin wrote:

      He is still sick - seeing an infectious disease Dr today. He is in quite a bit of pain but they are medicating him nicely :thumbsup: . The major problem is they have yet to determine exactly what the problem is. I will update as soon as I know anything. Keep him in your prayers!!

      SORRY - me and @ConnMan were on same wavelength and posted at same time
      Shouldn't you be running your scoot up and down the hallway, annoying the shit out of the hospital staff?
      :BLUESS:
    • Now that I've dried my eyes from reading all the well wishes and prayers, I better post some GOOD news for a change. Starting with I'm going to beat this thing. While it was a fatal infection, it was identified and aggressively treated, so lasting effects should be minimal at best.

      As Jimmy Connman) and Bill Martin stated, I did see the infectious disease doctor today. He reviewed the latest labs and a physical exam and appeared to feel confident to say that the infection IS being eradicated by the antibiotics. While I still have to be on them for another week, and go back for more blood work, he has basically discharged me from his care. I'm now under the care of my primary care doctor (who I have already seen and have another appointment scheduled) and my cardiologist who has seen me twice in the hospital and has been updated for the entire case. I see him in 10 days for his part of the body. He's already said he's going to retest ekg, eco, stress test and depending on results, maybe have me wear a heart monitor for a week to see what "issues" happen outside of his office. He (infectious guy) said that the weakness and pains I'm having from the meds should go away within a week of them being stopped. (AS luck would have it, the ONLY antibiotic that works against this infection is a drug that I'm allergic to. It causes severe muscle and joint pain as well as muscle weakness. It's so odd to have to use two hands to raise a cup of bottle just to have a drink.

      Anyways. leg pain is greatly reduced and the redness and "heat" is going away. I'm can now get out of bed and stand up without the extreme pain that ran the whole leg and into the knee. One positive is that the infection did not attack my surgically corrected knee joint. That had me worried as much as having heart issues.

      I'm going to post under a new thread the whole story of what happened - not looking for pity or congratulations for apparently betting this, but so you all know how close to death you all could come if the situation ever happens to you. It's happens a LOT more than people think, but not so much that hospital emergency rooms or Intensive Care units can identify it easily.

      Thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers and all joking a side, knowing I had a support system in place right here if I needed to reach out, helped keep my head screwed on straight. Now in talking to Bill Martin, it's going to be a race to see who is off their antibiotics sooner (both planned for the same day next week). And while I'm home, he might be able to have some news as to his next stop along his road to recovery. Bill and Angie, I'm pulling for you guy. I just wish I was a little closer so i could lend a hand to you all.
      If your carpet has to match the drapes,
      shouldn't your trailer match your Slingshot?
    • Hoping for a quick recovery for you. The new thread will help because everything will be in one location. That was the reason that I started a thread just for Brenda and her problem so that the info would not be scattered all over the forum. The information on her and the problems would be in one location.
    • Thanks guys. One thing that I will NOT miss is Maggie Valley. I'm setting my sight on Daytona Bike week in March, but always have to have a plan "B" in case of setbacks. I really want to go for a drive. It's been a several years since I've gone this long without being in my own car/truck/bike.
      If your carpet has to match the drapes,
      shouldn't your trailer match your Slingshot?

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