I took off from work a tad early as the last thing I had to do I could easily do at home and Ericka has been fighting an infection lately. I stopped along Nicollet Mall and picked up some sunflowers from one of the Farmer's Market vendors, figuring they would cheer Ericka up.
Imagine my surprise when I turned on to our street during my walk from the bus-stop and saw an ambulance in my driveway.
Well, it turned out that Ericka decided to follow the advice of her care team and take a non-emergency trip to the ER. Having been through two courses of antibiotics for her infection, they wanted to evaluate her directly and probably prescribe a different antibiotic, maybe going for an IV treatment. Since getting an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat doc would take a while, the idea was that being evaluated in the ER may lead to admission and the ENT being assigned for rounds.
Or something like that. Some of this is mysterious to me.
So some friendly, burly firemen and paramedics helped get Ericka on to a gurney and into an ambulance and she's off to St. John's ("her" hospital) to hang out for a while. She has one of her PCAs with her. Another PCA is going to stick here for a while and watch the puppies while I grab a nap. I'll catch up with Ericka at the hospital and then we'll see if she's going to be admitted or what the deal is.
I'll update more as I learn more but for now there's no immediate threat or danger. It's just a little outside routine.