James almost made it through this round without a hospital stay. However, he was weak, dizzy and shaky today so I called the clinic to have blood work ordered. His hemoglobin is "critical" and everything else is low. Don't panic, you can only go so low then they call it critical. After a transfusion, he should go back to low! So let's talk numbers...ya wanna? Hemoglobin should be 14-18 in adult males. James' hemoglobin reached an all time low for him coming in at 6.8. His platelet count is also low but I can't recall the exact number. Dr. C ordered a blood and platelet transfusion in the Temporary Care Unit of the hospital. However, this particular hospital stays full people that use the ER as a doctors' office so of course, the hospital is too busy treating people with colds and stomach bugs to care for someone that really needs it. So we registered at the hospital at 4PM and were told we could go home or wait among the general population in the ER for three hours. Really?!?!? Three hours?!?!? With the guy throwing up in a bucket? Or the lady coughing up God only know what? Three hours during cold/flu season in the ER waiting room with my husband's compromised immune system? Someone should be slapped! Or maybe someone visiting the ER for a common cold should be sent elsewhere and asked to take their misbehavin child with them! *Please excuse that little outburst*
Ok now that I have that off my chest, we opted to go home and wait. I packed a bag as we will likely be here all night and I will head to work from here. As it goes now, we will likely be here until the end of time if these people don't start making things happen! We've been here over an hour and James hasn't been touched....at least we are not in the waiting room.
Please, my lovelies, pray for comfort and rest for James and patience for me.
If I haven't told you lately, I hate cancer. I am over my husband being sick. I want him well!