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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

A January We Did Not Expect!

 What a January!

We started off at a run and ended up in the hospital for a week!  Needless to say, this is a January for the books!

To be honest, we knew it was going to be a tough month.  The Farmer husband had finally decided to have both knees replaced... at once!  Not an easy feat, but if you know him, you know his discipline and motivation are strong.  His ortho agreed and so surgery was set... and it went fine... for 24 hours.

But somewhere in his body, the wiring went haywire and his electrolyte balances went nuts.  48 hours post-surgery his sodium had crashed and things happened fast. He was transported to a high level hospital in the metroplex where we remained for the next 4 days in the critical care unit.  

We learned a lot!  Low sodium levels can cause severe muscle weakness, heart arrhythmias and wacky altered mental status.  Like really wacky!  Bless his heart.  If it wasn't so scary, it would have been hilarious... like the star favorite at everyone's party!  In hindsight, I am so relieved to know he never lost his sense of humor even when things were bad.  (A Blessing I never knew I needed!)

Happy to report we are at home and starting for real on recuperation and physical therapy!

Ready to shuffle off into February!  May you be kind to us!

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