Saturday, May 22, 2010

There really is a first time for everything!

Friday was a super day & as usual, pretty uneventful.

9:30ish Friday evening hubby comes into bedroom, plops down on the bed & exclaims he has the "worst heartburn ever" (totally not common for him).

11:30ish vomiting uncontrollably. Experiencing pain he's never felt before.

2:00ish early Saturday he drives himself to the ER. (a good 30 minute drive - wouldn't let me drive him.)

3:00ish he phones to say he has an iv for dehydration, pain meds & antibiotic, & they are doing labs.

3:30ish he phones to say dr. thinks it's gallbladder or pancreas. He's getting pretty loopy at this point.

4:00ish he phones to inform me they are performing a sonogram.

4:30ish he phones to inform me it is indeed his gallbladder. Sounds drunker than a skunk.

5:00ish he phones to inform me they are actually admitting him into the hospital.

5:30 a.m. - they are doing an x-ray, white blood count totally out of whack, waiting to take him to a room & dr. consulting with other drs. "I'm not in good shape." Unsure as to when surgery will take place.

We have been together 16 years. Never has either one of us been hospitalized and/or had surgery (except for minor out-patient stuff). This is completely new, uncharted territory. The lack of sleep is not helping my decision making. Honestly, at this point I don't think I've made a decision & it's not looking promising. Just going with the flow. Ü


Saturday, 2:45 p.m. & no surgery scheduled yet. He has an infection, so a surgeon is headed to speak with him. Surgery may not be possible at this time. The vomiting was not due to the gallstones; rather, the severe pain he was in. Ack! He looks horrible. He can't eat or drink - not due to upcoming surgery (at this point), but due to gallbladder. He has broken ALL blood vessels in his eyes & it's horrifying. Dr. was checking his eyes earlier. He also is completely swollen - don't know if this is from the iv/fluids or what.

For now, we wait!


Launa said...

Oh goodness hon, I'm so sorry!! Will be keeping your whole family in our prayers! Wish I lived closer to watch the kids or bring you dinner!! Hope he feels better soon!!

Kelly in AR said...

Wow, I'm sure this is stressful and scary. I hope all turns out well!

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

Hugs, it will get better.

ivfmommee said...

How scary! Praying for you guys and keep us updated!

Bridget said...

Hope he gets to doing better!! Please keep us posted while we keep you all in our prayers

christian said...

Sounds scary...and so hard to see your partner in life in pain! Praying the docs figure this out soon and that you find the help you need with your little ones. I had my gall bladder taken out when I was pregnant with was in the top three worst pains ever...labor, gall bladder, pancreatitous...hope he feels better soon.