Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A trip to hell and back

Well it started over 4 weeks ago. I had a pain in my lower right side. I tried to ignore it, but it didn't go away. Finally on August 25th, it got so bad, I was rushed into the local hospital. The doctor took blood and couldn't find anything wrong, so he was going to send me home.
I remember starting to cry and begging, you can't send me home like this with two kids, I have been puking from the pain and can barely stand up!
They kept me. What we thought would be a few nights stay turned into a trip to hell.
I was at Met for two weeks. A horrible stay away from my kids and husband! I pumped 4-5 times a day for Annika, while she got moved from family member to family member( at least we have the help!)
My poor husband was going insane trying to keep me sane and run a household and care for 2 kids.
They ended up doing a colonoscopy(which was crystal clear), and laproscopy for lady problems(which I knew it wasn't!) Well when all the results came back negative, they released me. Even though my barium x-ray show very slow motility. It took 3 days for barium to pass from the upper colon to the lower. It should only take 24 to 36 hours max. Hello Windsor, we have no motility specialist here so we can't prescribe the appropriate drugs. WHAT!
I was sent home on a pain patch and gravol.
Four days later I was at Leamington hospital(for another week) under the supervision of my family doctor who put me on two motility drugs, and imagine this I crapped like crazy and the pain went away!
I have an appointment (not set yet....arrgghh!) with a cf motility specialist in London, so we will see.
Lungs are still clear(and will stay that way if I have anything to say about it....lol)
Annika is doing awesome, she is walking everywhere and go, go, go girl. We call her Hurricane Annie....because she leaves a path of distruction everywhere she goes!!!!LOL! Gotta love her.
We all have colds, but are dealing with them fine.
Hopefully I won't be so disconnected from everyone, a family member got me a laptop, so I could contact everyone from the hospitals.
For all those who had supported us through this last visit to the hospital....thank you so much. We couldn't have done it with out you.
God Bless!