Tuesday, May 13, 2008

UPDATE... more than you want to know!

SO i have officially not left the land of the living... Just a quick update!

Last Tuesday was so sick I went to the dr. and they sent me to the ER to get fluids. I thought I had some sort of stomach bug. Well really I thought that we really were the .01% and I was prego, but I took a test and it was not so. So after the doc blew 4 veins the ER gave it a whirl and they blew 2 more and my left jugular which is why it looks as though my husband has no class and gave me a hickey:) So after we finally got an IV started, and the fluids flowing a CAT scan, and some good drugs. They sent me home!

On Wednesday and Thursday I don't remember much except that I was not getting better. Still loosing it both ways :( and thought I was dying. John Hunter had his 18 month appointment 1 month late but I will document that another time:)

Friday morning the doc said straight to the ER with you and so I went. After much smiles when all the nurses saw me again they brought in a specialist and got an IV started (after 3 sticks). The pain was not getting better and I was still loosing it. The admitted me to the hospital on Friday. Once I got to the room the vein blew and I was devastated.... truly! So after much prayer and a little sass we got the IV started. Fluids and pain meds were coming my way:)

We still did not know the cause. We knew there was a parasite in my colon, but from where and how to get rid of it... we did not know. My gastro doc came in and his plan was a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. This was done on Sat. and right in my hospital room. That showed a sliding hernery, but not a cause.

All the while I was still throwing up and in pain. So Happy Mother's Day to me! The fluids were helping but I was starting to get hungry and very impatient. The pain was getting better and they took me off a clear liquid diet. If I could get a bland diet to stay down for 24 hours they would let me go. I was a women on mission. My sweet family came and had a panera picnic with me on mother's day for breakfast!

I was released yesterday and came home. PRAISE THE LORD! I am going with I ate some bad food which caused a parasite which caused my jacked up colon to get irritated. This will most likely be the story for the rest of my life.... I guess I will be careful what and where I eat:)

I have to give a MAJOR shout out to my parents, husband and son. They have all sat with me in the hospital, cleaned my house, done my laundry, cried with me, brought me treats, and eased my mind about how and who was taking care of my little buddy. I am thrilled to be home, extremely tried and worn out, but trying to get back into the swing of life!

So that is my update... I promise I will get some pics up soon!!!


Becca said...

My goodness, you've been through a lot the last few days! Glad to hear you're home with your family and feeling much better!!

The Oakes said...

goodness me take your time on the pics! wow you have been through it! hope things are getting tons better now!

Whitney (for the rest of the Shouses) said...

I'm so glad you're better! I'm praying for you to continue to recover quickly.

Andrea said...

Sounds like craziness! I'm so glad you're feeling better, my goodness. As for Wii Fit??? I am definitely excited b/c I know we will get it at some point, but right now, we're trying to not spend money---Merry Christmas to me, I think! Thanks for the review, I hate to buy things not knowing if I'll like them. =)

Andrea said...

ps Am I the only Kresge girl in this little circle of friends? =) Well, Becca is an exception from her first year! I feel like I've joined an elite crowd! =)