The urine culture came back negative. This is positive. Nothing grew out. In one way this is good news. In another, it now makes me wonder what caused the blood in the urine even more. If not a UTI, then what? I guess it might be one of those things we never know and I’m okay with that. Kinda.
The 3T-MRI continues to be a thorn in our side. Johns Hopkins will not perform it since Ryan has a baclofen pump, even though the pump manufacturer specifically details it is safe in the operator’s manual. It’s their hospital’s protocol. So, we are left with now getting a lesser resolution MRI. IBRF said they can still work with this inferior imaging. I hope so.
Next subject. Eyes. I received a wonderful suggestion via the “Contact Me” forum that increased home humidity helps. I’ve been running a room humidifier in his bedroom, but he spends the majority of the day in the main living areas. These spaces are open and too large for a small unit. I looked into this and see that the “whole house” units are not too expensive (under $200).
I went online to buy one yesterday and thought I might ask (before I do) if anyone has one they are not using. I’m not looking for the style that is inline with the furnace. Just a simple one that I can plug-in, dump water in each morning, and will humidify one-level of our home (roughly 1,800 square feet). I’m told the minimum output should be over 9 gallons/day, so this is what I’m basing this on. Anyhow, contact me if you can help.
Like every WVU basketball game, we find a way to watch it with Ryan. If not on television, then on ESPN3.com. Rarely do we have to get creative to find live coverage. What a good win! A nail-biter up to the last minute. Last night’s game was big for many reasons. It determined seeding in the Big East tournament. It plays into the NCAA March Madness. It was against a ranked opponent. But, what made it the most special is Kari was at the game. We watched for her, but with no luck. There were several games were we clearly saw Ryan. How did he always get mid-court?