Jan 30, 2019 Latest post:
May 25, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. John developed acute congestive heart failure mid October, and was admitted to the hospital on October 19, 2018. His kidney failed the next day, and he was started on dialysis. John stabilized and discharged to a local nursing home, but was readmitted a week later in early November due to blood clots in his urine. He was also diagnosed with C-diff, a bowel infection. He started hyperbariac treatments to help with the radiation cystitis that was causing the blood clots in his urine. John discharged in early December and was doing great! He was walking 200 feet 4 times a day, and then he fainted and fell after dialysis, breaking his right hip on December 10. He had surgery to repair the hip fracture, but because of atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm, he became dizzy when therapy attempted to stand or ambulate him. He eventually had a pacemaker placed, but developed several complications, including blood clots in his urine again, urosepsis, and a pressure ulcer on his coccyx. John transferred to Meriter Hospital in Madison January 25, and to UW-Madison Hospital January 30.