Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
--- Bob Whitmire <bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Well, I managed to get all my work done, all shops
> and galleries
> stocked, everything ready for the season. That's the
> good news. The
> bad news is that Number 2 Son, age 22, with autism,
> is currently at
> Maine Medical Center in Portland with endocarditis,
> an infection of
> the heart. Actually, the Infectious Disease docs
> have not been able
> to determine the site of the infection, so he's
> being treated as
> though it's a worse-case scenario. That means two
> very potent
> antibiotics, each of which has a set of nasty
> potential side effects.
> So far, so good. No more bacteria in his blood
> cultures. He's vastly
> improved and starting to gain back some weight.
> (He'd been sick for
> some time, and because there were _no_ markers for
> what he had, we
> missed it until it became obvious.)
> We hope today he'll be moved to a facility closer to
> home (right now
> it's a 130 mile round trip). He's been in Maine Med
> for a week, and
> his mom has not stirred from his side. I'm home for
> a few hours to do
> and collect laundry and then it's back to Portland
> to see if we can
> move him today. They said he'll need to be
> hospitalized for six full
> weeks, counting time already served.
> So, I would appreciate any and all prayers said for
> McClintock Whitmire, and for those of you who don't
> pray, or don't
> pray enough (I know who I am <g>), some positive
> thoughts would not
> be out of line.
> Thanx, and I'll be back!
> --Bob Whitmire
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