wordy post ahead

recently toonman hasnt been well
he gave me permission to 'discuss'
(not his word)
 his whatsgoin' on

decided to do it tonite because
i spent the last 4-5 hours in emergency

 i should start at the beginning

toonman has chronic kidney disease
has had for 12 yrs or so
only over the last 6 months
he's had concerning symptoms

at the end of february
 he was terribly anemic he spent 4 days in hospital
 dialysis was seriously discussed
 his #s were stable so
in preparation he had a fistula created
a natural made from your own blood vessels 'port' for dialysis 

it takes least 8 weeks for a fistula  be 'usable'
we knew
 he'd have to start dialysis sooner


3 weeks ago
this wednesday morning
he had a catheter implanted below his clavicle
2 hours later
he began dialysis
he goes
3 times a week 3+hrs a 'seating'

he felt so much better

he went to dialysis on his own
(i had been going with him) 
he even took the bus

 when he got home
caught up on our days
had some dinner
 he began coughing
 as the evening went on it got worse
 of course 
i told him to take something to have tea or something
 of course 
he ignored me

he sat up all night coughing
 when i left for the office
he'd fallen asleep sitting up in bed

around 2pm
 he called me
he sounded horrible
 i called the doctor
who said
get him into the hospital 
so i did

the jury is out on what is causing
high fever
strong coughing
  frightening shortness of breath

they agree its an infection
 is it pneumonia

 more blood for more tests
maybe an answer tomorrow

thats the long of it
if you didnt read it all
 thats okay
 i needed to tell it
 i can relax with a cup of tea a joint and my cats