Two things happened this month—Clinton drove from Redding to Sacramento and back, and he got pneumonia after having it 10 months before.
Getting out of Redding was huge. He had been trapped at home for 10 years and mostly stuck in his room. Figuring how to break out of those barriers was a huge success and Clinton was impressed with the first test of a system.
There were many modifications that the youngsters of the family tackled before the endeavor and of course another list of functional changes and repairs has already been started to ready for use again soon with the hope of having a mobile chapel to use for Bible Study, prayer and hymns. Clinton still dreams of doing that in several cities a month one day.
But everything came apart when he got pneumonia again, and although it is no where as close to deaths door as it was in December of 2012, it is much the same according to x-rays. This led the emergency room doctors to believe that the previous pneumonia never cleared from the lower left lung and thus may account for the extra difficulty Clinton has been enduring in shortness of breath and general poor health.
This also may suggest the amazing battle being put on by the hospital to beat this out this time.
The first days have been consumed in fighting to bring the blood sugar levels down. With very little being consumed in any food calories the nurses saw the levels rise under there care to the 400’s. This is a serious problem requiring resolution action within thirty minutes of finding this out, but a plan has to be developed and rules followed and medications received from a pharmacy that rarely does that. Then a time consuming process begins with verifications that have to be done and a second nurse has to review all steps and co-sign it all before the administration of treatment can begin.
But remember that this is not done in a vacuum. The nurse is being assaulted the whole time by flaky computer systems, constant phone calls of serious and frivolous natures, manifold interruptions, angry patients, angry relatives of patients, staff conflicts, and so forth!
Clinton had a sudden and miraculous turn after a long night of intensive antibiotic infusions. He is currently home and under nursing care hoping he can gradually shift off the heavy antibiotics and breathing steroids, to be able to handle things on his own soon. Physical therapists are coming to the house and working to help him get to the place he can walk again with a walker and be able to overcome the falling problems he had been having before his hospital visit.