Monthly Archives: November 2014

Visit to the Optometrist – Wed. Nov. 12, 2014

Erin has been complaining recently about more difficulty seeing both close and far. So, within 3 days I was able to get her in to see Dr. Fong, the optometrist whom she saw 2 years ago and whom I have seen since 1992. He apologized several times for running late. His first appointment of the afternoon had consumed lots of extra time.

Erin doesn’t need any correction to her prism, but she has become more farsighted and now needs a correction at a distance, plus additional power for reading. So, she needs bifocal or progressive lenses. The clerk at optical sales was able to look up the frames that Erin was wearing and could prescribe new lenses without sending the frames in with the order for the new lenses which should be in in about 7-10 days.

Erin and I got our flu shots. I had thought that we might not be able to because Kaiser nurses were on strike yesterday and today, but the nurses that give the shots are called in for just the flu clinic and are not eligible for the benefits that the full time nurses are striking for.

Erin had originally suggested going to Trader Joe’s afterwards, but she was too tired, and we came home after picking up a prescription for her at Fair Oaks pharmacy. I was gone from the car for 2 minutes, and both Clark and Erin thought that I had not been able to pick it up, but there was no line at all.

Barbara

Erin and Shannon – Sat. Nov. 8, 2014

Shannon picked up Erin for chicks-night-out tonight. Afterwards, they picked up a few groceries.
I was so glad that Erin felt like going. She has really felt lousy all week, with lots of nausea and
bladder pain. She cancelled several other outings earlier in the week.

At the grocery store they met a boy in an orange shirt with long brown hair that caused
them to do a double take. He was almost Paco’s twin. Erin took a photo of him, and Clark
and I both thought it was a photo of Paco.

Barbara

Another Trip to the ER – Mon. Nov. 3, 2014

WE got home a little while ago from a 5 1/2 hour visit to the ER.

Erin has been continuing to have bladder problems and pain associated with them, which have worstened the past week, so I called the Advice Nurse this afternoon to try to get an appointment with an internist or urologist, and to find out the results of the culture done 3 weeks ago. It was negative for a Urinary Tract Infection.

Just before I called the nurse, Erin had taken some of her medicines on an empty stomach. As I was talking to the nurse she threw up 3 times, all liquid, I think due to the meds. The nurse talked to a doctor and they thought that she should go into the ER. They were afraid she might get dehydrated. In the ER they gave her 2 liters of IV which included zofran for the nausea.

The (female) doctor thought that the bladder problems were due to Erin’s brain condition. The doctor is going to get in touch with the urologist whom Erin saw a year ago when she was complaining about frequency at night.

When we got home, Erin wanted a half of a peanut butter sandwich. She took 2 bites and that was it, but she did drink several glasses of cranberry juice.

Barbara