A Long Week

As you may know, Kyra went in to the hospital again last weekend. About a month prior, she had what appeared to be an infection around her left eye, and after a weekend in the hospital on intravenous antibiotics, it cleared up. This time, it was all over her face, red, itchy, swelled, and painful. So we thought whatever she had before came back. However, it seems to me like it is actually something different, like an allergic reaction or something else no doctor could figure out, especially with the addition of pain and itching.

The odd part of the story is that no specialist saw her last time or in between. I had to chew out the emergency room doctor to get him to ask the specialist to see her. Over the weekend, three specialists saw her, and the hospitalist actually gave a damn. This happened in part due to my complaints, and I think Kyra caught on and complained about it too. It's sad that patients need to complain to their health care provider to get the right care. Too bad I don't know anyone who works for an insurance company... Oh wait, I do.

At any rate, Kyra now has two appointments, one with an allergist and another with an internist. She'll get a scratch test, and maybe get cultured to see if she has colonized any antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Hopefully, one of these tests/examinations will reveal what happened.

The rest of this week we were trying to recover while I studied for an insurance exam for an introduction to insurance course. The course was offered by AHIP, America's Health Insurance Plans, a coalition of health insurance companies. I studied for a couple of hours every night this week, staying up late to do so. It was a bit draining. I had already read all of the material, but it's hard to remember all of that information, so I was reviewing it and going through the study guide. I took the test yesterday and passed, although I'm not sure what my score was - the software wasn't very clear where to find it. I'm glad it's done. Luca is just too small right now for me to be working and taking any amount of classes.

We were planning on going to Whitewater, WI, today to visit the alma mater and some friends from a music fraternity I was in during college, Delta Omicron. The group focusses on promoting music, including supporting music students through scholarships and performing music at an annual concert. It's not the usual fraternity as it's more academic than social. They were having an annual alumni reunion, but we were so tired we slept in until 9:00 am, which is when we needed to leave to get there on time. I was looking forward to it, but I was really just too tired.

We have our anniversary dance coming up, too, on May 23rd at 6:00 pm. We'll be having some snacks and lots of ballroom dances. If you'd like to attend, let one of us know or look for our event on Facebook.


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