Monday, September 5, 2011

LIfe Unscripted

In all the excitement of the day Saturday, we weren't planning on a visit to the ER. Shortly after Lily's departure my husband started experiencing pain in his lower back. He had a kidney stone in the mid '80's and was sure that was again the problem. I urged him to allow me to bring him to the ER when he first started feeling pain. I don't know why we all think if we wait things will just go away, but that was his decision. Wait and see. 


I was awakened around 1 AM to him clammy and writhing in pain. Needless to say we made a mad dash to the hospital and spent a loooonnnnnggggggg night in the ER. CT scan proved his self-diagnosis. Pain meds administered and he has been sent home to contact a urologist. Of course no one is in office on a Sunday, and Monday being Labor Day it will be a miracle if we reach anyone today.


I'll be away for a bit until my Sweetheart is treated and on the mend. Thank you all for the fun, funny and kind comments on the LSU experience. We did win the game! I wanted to reply to everyone but I'm in demand on the nursing front.


Welcome to my new followers, I usually don't have medical postings but life can have a way of rearranging even the best of intentions. Until my return...I'm sending love and good wishes to all.


Loves~Loves~Loves~

28 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Sending you lots of hugs, I understand what you are going through. Spend the whole day yesterday at the hospital as well, Peter is spending min. a week there! Hard times ahead!

orchid said...

Dear Sush.
It must have been hard for you to see your loving husband suffer!!!
Hoping the easiest treatments for him and get back to the full recovery as soon as possible.
My thoughts are both of you!!!
Hugs xoxo, Orchid

Shady Del Knight said...

Oh no! Damn! I'm so sorry to know that you had to deal with a medical emergency at such an inopportune time of the day, not to mention on a holiday weekend. Isn't it amazing how such things always seem to crop up on days when it's very hard to find the help you need? Gosh, Sush, I am truly sorry and I hope that your sweetie is on the mend and feels 100% very soon.

Thisisme. said...

Hi my friend. That's not a very good way to spend the Labour (Labor) Day weekend! So sorry to hear that your husband was in so much pain. I'm sure that with your tender care, he will soon be on the mend again. Hugs to you, take as much time out as is needed, and we will look forward to seeing you on your return. Hugs.

jabblog said...

I hope your husband is soon enjoying robust good health again. I imagine you're longing for your long weekend to be over so that services get back to normal!

Desiree said...

I do hope your patient is at least feeling a little more comfortable since taking his pain meds and until he can be seen by the urologist! Poor man and poor you, as I know how disconcerting these unexpected events can be. Also, how unfortunate to have this happen on what should have been a nice, long weekend for you both! Thinking of you! Big hug, Des xoxo

Shelly said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way, my friend. I am hoping it resolves itself very soon. Take care of yourself, too!

Ellie said...

Oh Sush, I am sorry your hubby and yourself are having to go through this. These things always flare up in the middle of the night - why is that? I know how painful kidney stones can be, hope the pain meds are working. Take your time and come back when all is well. Hugs to you both.

Odie Langley said...

My family had its share of ER woes too. My baby daughter who is 27 and has my two grandsons was in a wreck saturday. Someone turned in front of her and totaled her little Neon. The boys had seat belt burn marks on their necks and she broke her tibia in her right leg. The end of it broke off near her ankle and she will have to wait until tuesday to see a proper doctor. She was involved in her first year of nursing education and it will have to be put off until next year to add to her woes. Life goes on.
Odie

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Dear Sush

What a terrible fright to get.

Wishing you husband a very speedy recovery and remember to take care of yourself too.

Hugs

Fiona

Bouncin' Barb said...

Hope all is well and the stone passes quickly!

Barbara F. said...

Sush, I hope that stone leaves quickly!!! I loved your post on Saturday ("LS shoe" lol) and hoping your husband feels better soon. xo,

Kathi said...

Hope your husband gets the healing help he needs very soon. I know how those middle of the night trips to the ER can be. Prayers and healing thoughts ...for both of you.

karen said...

Owwww. I've never had a kidneu stone myself, but I have known those who have and I know they're extremely painful. I wish, when they are passed that they would look like the boulders they feel like. I hope your husband is able to find some help today (and you too!) Take care.

Sweet Tea said...

OH, YOUR POOR HUSBAND!!
I've had a kidney stone and it is beyond painful.
Sure hope the pain meds hold him till
He can get the stone taken care of.
Poor Guy!!

EmptyNester said...

I hope he feels better soon! Those things are truly painful!

Am I ready for some football? It's what I live for! Besides the family of course! LOL

Gawgus things... said...

This happened to the better half a while ago and I'm ashamed to say, I couldn't stop laughing at him (until I realised he really was in pain!!). I've never known him to be ill, so when he was writhing around on the floor, I thought it was hilarious! Course, it's been likened to childbirth so he thinks he's experienced that now!!! Hope your patient gets better soon :)

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

oh, super yuck. They say kidney stones give the WORST pain, more than child birth. Hoping all goes well, that you find medical treatment soonest and that life continues on in grand style. Blessings.
Rosemary

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Oh, I hope your hubby will be on the mend soon. Sending you both best wishes and hugs from London xo

Belle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. May he get well very soon. I had a kidney stone too one time. God bless.

Holly said...

Oh no! I hope he is better soon! :)

lyndylou said...

Sorry to hear your hubby was in so much pain. Hope he feels better soon XXX

Sarah Pearson said...

Awww poor him - and poor you!

Hope he gets well soon.

Leontien said...

Hi Sush!
I hope you hubby is doing a little bit better now! I will lite a little candle anyway to make sure!

thinking of you and sending big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Jilda said...

kidney stones, ugh! Hope your nurse duties are over now, and the stone has passed!

KBeau said...

Hey, thanks for becoming a new follower of Life in the Slow Lane. You'll probably find that I don't blog as frequently as I did when I first started it, but I still add a post once a month or more. Life just has a way of getting in the way.

Anyone who's a college football fan is a good person in my book. Living in Birmingham, I count a wide collection of Alabama and Auburn fans among my friends, and I have LSU friends, Miss. State friends and others as well.

Hope your hubby gets better soon.

Desiree said...

I have just come over from visiting Odie. I do so hope your husband's kidney stone passes soon and that the spot on his kidney proves to be of minor significance. Please keep us updated, if you have a chance, Sush. Meantime, know that you are very much in our thoughts. Big hug! xoxo

kneesandpaws said...

Dear Sush,
I'm sending well wishes for your husband and prayers for a fast recovery. For my fortieth birthday this year, I was given four kidney stones. The miracle is that they are very small and so I only experienced the first one passing as a surprising and uncomfortable nuisance. They sent me to have a scan that showed the remaining three. But before the scan my doctor told me to expect pain worse than childbirth and a trip to the ER. I said, well, thanks, that's so helpful! I feel so bad that anyone has to go through this.