i haven’t updated for a while as I’ve tended to tell our story on Kentish’s post but probably need to update this thread now. So John has been doing well on Enzalutimide, PSA now 12 and the LDH and ALP in normal range though red cells HB low and blood volume low as are white cells. John is extremely tired but we will take that thank you.
However, he is currently languishing in hospital with sepsis. He is doing ok at the moment, so out of immediate danger. What happened was that I was away for work in Bradford and was stuck on the motorway but received a call from my daughter to say that she hadn’t had a responding text from her dad and had gone round to find him on the floor, having fallen four hours previously. He’d hit his head in the bathroom on falling, crawled out (unable to get up), eventually tried to pull himself up on the bed and had fallen backwards and hit his head on the wardrobe and just couldn’t get up again. She found him rather confused, got him into bed, gave him tea and some weetabix and called me. I called the GP who asked me to get someone to get him over there as we suspected a UTI. My other daughter did manage that and he was seen at around 6pm and given antibiotics for a UTI, he was still a bit confused at this point and obviously unwell. My daughter stayed until I got back at 10pm, and at this point he was still speaking to me, but I put the bins out and came back and he was shaking like a leaf, when that stopped I took his temp and it was 39.8, he was grimacing and unresponsive except for muttering along to five men apparently in the bedroom with us. I then called 111 who were amazing and sent a paramedic, who diagnosed sepsis after a few tests, bloods, BP etc, temp now over 40. Ambulance blue lights off to A&E and we spend the night and next day in there. He is now finally on a ward and much better, although he is still poorly. The UTI was so bad his blood was full of bacteria and frankly, I could smell it when I got back into the room after I put the bins out. I can only thank the much maligned 111 call operators and paramedics. And also I must admit that the horrendous delay on the M42 that kept me from home until 10pm probably saved his life as otherwise I’d have been asleep in the other room by then after a long day. He would not have been able to call me. What a day. Thank god for the current focus on sepsis too as the paramedic over ruled the call centre who tried to downgrade his priority 1 call.