Monday, September 22, 2008
My exciting, busy weekend....
Whew! I'm worn out! What a weekend! Let's see, it all started on Thursday evening when Mr. Mom started feeling crappy. I ended up staying home on Friday with him because he was in so much pain and I wasn't sure if we were going to end up at the ER or not. He went to see the doc, had an x-ray and blood work and was told he had some sort of infection. Mr. Mom's exact words....."Dr. Rogers just called and said that some of my tests were really bad and off the charts!" What does this mean??? He couldn't remember anything else! What????? He's killing me with this. So...I have no clue what to do other than keep an eye on him for fever. Ugh... So...we waited and waited. He hasn't slept in two nights and not only is he driving himself nuts, he's driving me insane! I can't stand tossing and turning...lay still already or move to the couch for pete's sake! Just so you all know...I am not a nurse....
We get up Saturday morning for The Celeb's basketball practice, which he insists on going to and he's still in pain. The doc calls to see how he's doing (How nice is that?) and when Mr. Mom said the same, he sent us straight to the ER. GREEEEAATTT...my favorite place! We were there for over 5 hours! Good thing I carry a book wherever I go! They started with an IV, drew more blood and made him drink 2 HUGE bottles of barium, of course the label says Berry Smoothie...Um let's call it what it really is! DISGUSTING!
So, after an hour and 20 minutes of trying/gagging to get every last drop down, they wheeled him off to have a CAT scan. I snuck out during this time to partake in chicken alfredo at Pizza Hut with my Dad and Seestor. Um...One of us needs to keep up our strength! Shhhhh... Don't tell him!
FINALLY at 3:30 they give us the diagnosis of diverticulitis....WTH?...we said in unison! I won't go into great detail but it's an infection near the colon and is severely painful! So, he was given another IV with 2 different kinds of antibiotics and it took an hour to get that down. I, once again, snuck out and headed to pick up The Celeb and go to the grocery. I than ran home, got dinner started and went back to the hospital to pick him up. It was a grueling day! Did I say that I'm not a nurse already?
We had dinner, cleaned up and I took The Celeb to a friends house for a sleepover. The Teen was already at a friends for the night. Mr. Mom headed for bed and I got out the nail polish to give myself a little manicure. It was great! And, I watched College Road Trip all by myself...it was funny!
During this, I kept getting text messages from Mr. Mom, from our upstairs bedroom. "I need something", "Will you get me a drink?", "Can you bring me..."
Did I already say, that I'm not a nurse!
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