The Plot Thickens

Last modified on September 22nd, 2007

Friday morning, I woke up with a rather large fever, and spent the first hour or two hugging a toilet. I was feeling pretty defeated, so I called my mom out in Chilliwack and asked her to come out and spend the night with me.

It’s been really great. They made me a meal, looking after me, did my laundry, and tried to do what they could to make me feel better. I went to bed, and actually had a pretty decent sleep. Unfortunately, I had a really large fever upon waking up today, and realized that something wasn’t really right.

I went down to the walk in clinic with Marty, which was a challenge since I had a high fever and was thinking pretty cloudy. He did a few quick tests and made me do a urine sample. The first thing he noticed was that there was blood in my urine, which he says points to a pretty serious kidney infection.

So while that’s not great news, at least it points to something else that has been causing my body to react. I also went down a had a full spectrum of tests done on the real lab, including two blood draws. I’m supposed to get the results back for that today, so I’ll keep everyone in the loop. I’m on some powerful antibiotics now to address to infection so that’s good.

8 responses to “The Plot Thickens”

  1. bunster10 says:

    Well, that sucks! :p I hope to figure out what’s wrong and patch you right up!

    Get well soon!

  2. Dori says:

    That is so crappy- especially when you were just saying how much you had to look forward to this week! Take care and maybe call the cleaning ladies back in, just for some entertainment? haha. Hang in there, Duane!

  3. hesty says:

    Kidney? That doesn’t sound good. At least you have 2 kidneys, just in case. Get well soon.

  4. Boris Mann says:

    Oh man, that sucks, Duane. Been thinking you here in Barcelona…you know I would’ve come over if I had been there. Good to lean on your family.

  5. Keira-Anne says:

    That’s really brutal…I’m sorry to hear about it. It sucks that you weren’t able to come out last night – it’s not the same without Duane! Anyways, here’s to feeling better and resting. Let me know if you need anything.

  6. Jennie says:

    Get better, Duane! So sorry you couldn’t come out this weekend. Catch you next time!

  7. hesty says:

    Hey guys, Duane is currently in St. Paul diagnosed with pneumonia. I think boredom is going to kill him sooner than the pneumonia. Maybe we can drop by and cheer him up?

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