By the end of the day yesterday it seemed as though Kathryn wasn't responding to the doses of steroids I was giving her and when I took her blood pressure it was 72/40 with a heart rate of 140. I called the doctor and we talked about the fact that there is a time when we have to face the fact that we have lost control of a situation. I called him because I knew we had reached that point. Kathryn took the news quite well that Paul was going to take her to the hospital and that she needed to be treated there until she felt better.
Her pancreatitis is serious. Her white cell count was over 2,300 last night. After a very slow start in the emergency room she was admitted to the hospital and Paul got home this morning at 5am with the good news that IV fluids, solu medrol, and pain medication by IV, had begun to work and that she was resting comfortably. Her doctors were in to see her first thing this morning and IV Rocephin has been ordered although it is not obvious yet where the infection is within Kathryn's body. She will have some GI testing today. She is very tired but not discouraged. She took her netbook with her and plans to do some surfing on the web. Our "Comments" have been reactivated so messages can be left for her there. It is a bit confusing with the new system but when you see the selection of Name/URL, click on that option and type your name. That will be enough information to satisfy that program. Your comments will come first to my email address, then I will post them. In addition, if you have prayer requests please share them in your comment. Kathryn does some serious praying for others when she is in the hospital. I'll post again at the end of the day.