Sorry I Missed Your Blog

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22662 – 943

Here’s the haps:

To make a long story short I had to take Mrs. Herb to the Emergency Room for a headache on the top of her head. This could be a very serious indication and required an immediate CT scan. They gave her a drug that interacted very badly with her other meds and she wound up with severe involuntary muscle movements and delirium. I spent almost 23 hours in the hospital with her and was very tired. The combination of these things made it so I haven’t been around the Internet for a couple of days. I will be responding to comments and visiting blogs tomorrow, most likely, but I may not get to your backlogs.

I was intending on writing up the whole event but as I read the account in the patient portal there are some things that don’t jibe and I want to give you the right information. At the moment, please accept my advice that if you are in a strange situation with medical personnel who don’t know you, have a current list of your medications and ask if what they want to give you will interact with any of them.


  1. Oh, Herb, I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs. Herb. You people have been having such a rough time for the last few years. Please don’t feel any pressure to respond to my notes or read my blog. You don’t need any more pressure in your life at all. I’m sending prayers your way. Please take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can. Looking after yourself so you can be there for Mrs. Herb is all that’s important right now. Hug.

  2. Sorry to hear that. I hope Mrs. Herb is OK by now. Best wishes. Probably you both have worked too hard recently with holidays and relatives and everything. Take good care.

  3. Oh my goodness – what a nightmare. This is what I worry about for my parents – they are at the age where they see so many specialists for a wide range of ills. And everyone seems to prescribe something or other. And in Singapore, there are no “care managers” in the hospital system.

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