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Pancakes for One

02 February 2013
Jennifer - snow


I awoke this morning to snow. The forecast is continued intermittent snow throughout the day. I was craving pancakes. Most recipes make at least a dozen. I scaled a recipe for me and sat and had myself a pancake breakfast. Its so hard cooking for one. That is why many of my evening meals have been Cheezies/Cheetos. Not exactly balanced but portioned just right and scant clean up.

Al is doing well but as was expected would happen, a UTI surfaced yesterday. His mood plummeted over 4 hours and his face appeared flushed. With a heaviness I called his nurse and told her my suspicions, that were not scientifically based. She did his vitals which showed he did not have a fever. I told her that was typical of how Al had been presenting with infections and she agreed a urine sample was indicated. This revealed significant white cells that warranted treatment. So here we go again. We are in a horrible Catch 22. He needs surgery to hopefully eliminate the recurrent UTI’s, but he cannot have sugery until a sufficient course of warfarin has reduced the size if his, what I am now told are his “bilateral” lung clots. After the weekend I will discuss with his physician options for hopefully speeding this process up.

Therapies do not happen on the weekend so I will go down and take Al walking and get him to do some of his excercises in some appropriate and meaningful form, providing he is feeling well.

Happy Ground Hog Day.
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Vessel Name: Close Knit
Vessel Make/Model: Marine Trader Double Cabin
Hailing Port: Kingston, Ontario
Crew: Al, Jennifer & Bridget.
About: Ex sailboat couple from S/V Ruth. Continuing our trip down south, in a little more comfort (& alot more work!)
Extra:
Alistair and Jennifer are a couple who met in 2007 after Jennifer survived a stroke in early 2006 and lost her husband to cancer the same year. Al had been a life long sailor and after dating several months Al suggested a lifestyle on a boat, cruising. Jennifer had no sailing experience and was [...]
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Who: Al, Jennifer & Bridget.
Port: Kingston, Ontario