Jan 29, 2019 Latest post:
Jun 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.
I’ve set up this CaringBridge page to inform & update friends & family regarding Jose’s recent illness. Let me say firstly that he is recovering, so no need to panic.
Jose started feeling sick around the 8th or 9th. He got better, then worse, & eventually, our doctor directed us to Urgent Care at San Francisco General, our medical home. We went, & they immediately moved him to the ER. After some time there, he was moved to the ICU where he stayed for six days. He is now in a regular room, & while still not allowed food or liquid by mouth (IV only), he is very slowly getting better. I expect we'll be here for some time.
The diagnosis is Pancreatitis. There were some serious complications & scary moments. Frankly, we didn’t recognize the symptoms & nearly waited too long. I urge you not to make that mistake when you & yours get sick.
Our primary care doctor of many years is at this hospital & he’s come by several times; in fact, all the doctors & nurses here have been great.
Jose is not well enough to have a lot of visitors right now; maybe in a few days… please contact me beforehand if you’d like to come by. BTW, we haven’t much room for flowers here at the hospital, but cards & puppy dogs would be welcome (😊).
I apologize for not notifying all of you sooner; it’s been a hectic few weeks.