Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Another Day in the Waiting Room (with crochet)
FL's calcium levels were back to normal today.
He was given 4 days' worth of Dexamethasone (steroids) on Friday, which thankfully didn't send him into outer space. And 5 days' worth of Sodium Bicarbonate: yes, the same stuff you use to descale your kettle, and for the same reason! And you know what happens when you put bicarbonate in hot water? It fizzes... So imagine that in your pee...? Until I put two and two together, I thought FL had taken a sudden unnatural interest in cleaning the toilet every time he used it.
The drugs are almost finished, so he needs to have another blood test at his GP next week, to keep an eye on his calcium level.
Then back to the hospital in 2 weeks. His Birmingham results might be back by then.
I knitted about quarter of a sock in the waiting room. I need to remember to take more than one project with me next time... maybe some crochet?
This is the central mandala of the Inside Crochet Mystery Blanket. Two very kind Ravellers passed on their copies of the missing parts of the pattern - thank you again!
So it's not very relaxing, but I love it when I crack the code! It's like learning a whole new language. It must be good exercise for my brain!