When Life Throws a Curveball

“He’s a very sick man,” the doctor said today. Jim is in the hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Jim had been sick for about a month, but the last two weeks, he just kept getting worse.
He had lost a lot of weight with the cancer, so he wore suspenders to hold his pants up. Jim has a pacemaker in his chest, and the suspenders rubbed against it, causing it to get infected. I kept telling him to call his doctor and make an appointment, but he wouldn’t do it. He was getting worse, not better, and I finally called 911.

Here is what I know so far. His blood sugar is high because of his infection, and his potassium, sodium, and phosphorus levels are low. He is very confused, and the doctor has now order a C-scan for his head. I don’t even want to think about what that means… Did the cancer metastasize in the brain? It did with my mom…

“He’s a very sick man.”