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When I got home today, Clark said that Erin had fallen while transferring from the bed to the wheelchair. When she woke up, I noticed that there was blood on the 2 smallest toes of her right foot. Underneath the 4th toe there was a deep laceration which I thought probably required stitches. So, off we went to the Emergency Room at Kaiser on Morse Av.
Erin was seen fairly quickly, and when the doctor called me in, I thought that he probably needed me to translate, but he was all finished and wanted to explain that it was a difficult area in which to take stitches. So, instead he had glued it. After that we waited a long time for a nurse to bring a boot for her. Then another wait for a tetanus shot.
Erin has been complaining of symptoms of a bladder infection. So, again there were long waits for the test and the results. The result said that there was no infection, but the doctor sent the specimen on for a culture. In the meantime, he prescribed an antibiotic. Again, there was a wait at the pharmacy.
After our 2 hour outing, we arrived home to find that the 49ers had taken the lead – they had been behind 14-0 when we left Kaiser.
Erin has been quite upbeat the past couple of days. When I got home Wed., she said that she thought that needed to get out more. So, she called Cindy to suggest that they get together for dinner last (Friday) night. Cindy stopped on her way home from work, and they went to Cafe Bernardo in the Pavilions Shopping Center. Erin brought home extra pizza for Clark.
I have been intending to enroll Erin in a water therapy program at Easter Seals of Sacramento on Hurley Way. They have a pool with a wheel chair ramp. The pool is kept at 91-94 degrees.
I had had Dr. Adams sign the prescription request last April, but hadn’t followed through on it. So, in Sept. Dr. Lallana signed the request. Today we signed forms. Erin spoke to the receptionist without ever hesitating to find a word, telling her about her grammar and high school swimming experiences.
Afterwards the receptionist took us to look at the pool. There were about 20 people in it doing independent exercise or attending a class. Our orientation session for the pool isn’t for a couple of weeks. Erin says she loves the water, and is quite excited.
Erin and Shannon went to the monthly meeting of the tumor support group at UC Davis Med Center in Sacramento last night. There were fewer people than last month, but 2 or 3 of them were new to Erin.
One of the new ones was a woman 80 years old who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) a few months before Erin, so 5 1/2 years ago. She uses a walker, the kind you can sit down on. Erin doesn’t know where the woman’s tumor was located, but her speech was not affected.
The guest speakers were 2 women from the County Wellness Center. Erin said that the meeting was fun.
Afterwards, they went to Tower Cafe, and Erin brought home Russian tea cakes that were sooo good, but not good for my diet.