Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dr. Feelgood

So, I just got home from the hospital at about 11pm.

Hubby was sent directly from the doctor's office to the Emergency Room. 

The diverticulitis has flared its ugly head, 10 days after the colonoscopy showed everything to be hunky dory.  UGH!

It was so bad, and Hubby in such pain, they were worried he had an abcess or blockage.  Thankfully, the CT scan showed none of that, just a big whopping infection.

Hubby white blood cell count was over 17,000, not good.

So, he is admitted to the hospital on IV antibiotics.  Flagyl and Cipro, IV fluids, too.

Can you believe that after the morphine kicked in and Hubby took a nap he started begging for food?  Men!

They let him have clear broth, jello, and tea.  He was happy afterward, which is a good thing, since he will be on fluids only again for a while! 

I left him playing with the plasma tv, and wireless keyboard, he was going to read his email and then, maybe get a movie on demand.  Yeah... it is like being in a hotel nowadays at the hospital. 

It will probably be late tomorrow or on Saturday before he is released.  Depends on how fast they get the infection under control.

Thankfully, the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters are all so wonderful, they will be taking down Hubby's tent and packing up all of his and the kids stuff, and bringing it back to us.

Hubby had to just leave it as is and catch the ride home with our friend Bob!  He was a mess earlier today... I knew he was going to the hospital as soon as I laid eyes on him. 

Please send prayers and positive thoughts!  I don't know when I will be back to update you... probably not until tomorrow night at the earliest.  I am going back to the hospital with the kids tomorrow.

Thank you all for all your kind comments so far today, they mean so much to me!  You are all the best!!!

be well,
Dawn

37 comments:

topazscorpio27 said...

You and your family are in my thoughts.  Hope everything works out. Wanna talk let me know.  My ears are ringing but otherwise I'm available. -Dawn-

luddie343 said...

All powerful, positive prayers and thoughts on the way to Hubby's side.  And to yours as well, Dawn, when he's sick I know you are as well.  A full AB round always knocks out the most voracious of infections, certainly CIPRO weakens them to the point they can be eradicated.  Have high hopes and get some rest now.  Everyone is sending their very best!  CATHY

inafrnz247 said...

Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers...  Hoping for a fast, yet gentle recovery.

::hugs::
Michelle

tenyearnap said...

Yikes. Poor hubby is getting the works! Hope he feels better fast and gets to eat soon. Poor guy.
Haha...I love that serious cat. --Cin

astoriasand said...

I pray everything goes well from now on and things get better for you.It's good the scoutmasters are so helpful and understanding.Don't wear yourself out.I will be waiting for updates though hubby and kids come first so you Take Care of them and yourself J/Land can wait..God Bless KATH
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jibaro6543 said...

please know that your hubby is in my thoughts and prayers....it is a great sign he is hungry.....I pray for a speedy and painless recovery...
Keep Strong
-Ellie

toonguykc said...

dammit!!  Like you and hubby need more crisis right now!  I'm so sorry, Dawn.  I will sending some good vibes tonight.

Russ

am4039 said...

so happy the hubby will be ok. Sounds like a scary thing to go through.

amy122389 said...

Yay for morphine!  I like it.  Possibly too much?  Hee....

OK...I was clearly in the wrong hospital.  I didn't have a plasma TV or internet!!  I was ripped off, man!  ;-P  Ehh...who am I kidding....every time the nurses came in, they asked me if i wanted the TV on.  The heck?  That was the only quiet I had gotten in 10 years...LOL

Hope the man feels better soon!!

~Amy

fisherkristina said...

I'm glad it is only an infection.  I say only, but you know what I mean.  
I love your LOLCat, btw!

Krissy :)
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

gazker said...

Don't that plate of yours just get fuller by the day huh? Thinking of you and all of your family at the moment. Good vibes coming from over the pond too.
Gaz xxxxxxx

eml625 said...

(((((( DAWN ))))))))))
Sending prayers he heals up quick. I hope he's out soon. Poor thing. Are the kids ok? Seeing Dad like that? I hope so.
hugs and love
Ellen

nightmaremom said...

sending prayers and good thoughts.  Hope hubby can get out of there soon....  
hugs
d

ukgal36 said...

Prayers for hubby to get over this attack soon... I know how painful they can be..you're right..hospital or hotel..;-)
hugs
Lyn

http://journals.aol.com/ukgal36/Britsblog/
P.S Tell hubby there are easier ways of getting out of the pack up..;-)

deshelestraci said...

Poor man!  And poor you.  I'm hoping things will improve for him!
Traci

mztishgray0726 said...

I'm standing in prayer for your husband and your family for good health.  Hugs.  Tish G.

jckfrstross said...

so glad they caught it in time:) keeping all in prayer

Deb

randlprysock said...

Hope hubby gets better quickly!!
Lisa

lindaggeorge said...

Good wishes to you all.

Linda x.

sugarsweet056 said...

Sending prayers your way dear Dawn. Keep us updated as you can.
God bless,
Sugar

chat2missie said...

Keeping your hubby in my prayers.  Diverticulitis is a horrible thing.  My mom suffers from that also.  Try to have a good weekend.
Missie

glensfork4 said...

Will say a prayer for him....

Michele

klconard1 said...

Thanks for the update dearheart.  I am praying.  The diverticulitis is a real pill.  Our doc does IV therapies right in his office and I've had times when otherwise it would have meant the hospital for me.  I've had to drive myself up there for therapy four or five days in a row and was glad not to be in the hospital.
loving you
karyl

ktkamanski said...

Sorry to hear this had to raise it's ugly head once again and draw your hubby to it!  My thoughts and prayers will continue for you and yours always! I am hoping for hubby finds comfort and peace soon! We will look forward to hearing from you soon! Take care of you and yours!
Katie
http://journals.aol.com/ktkamanski/HappyBeingMe/

coelha said...

Oh noo!!!  I didn't realize it was that serious!!  How scary!!  He sounds like he is back on the road to recovery!  I'll keep him in my thoughts today--I hope he is back to his ole' self soon!!  Take care!  Julie

wildautumn1 said...

Hope your hubby is feeling better! Lol - you know they are feeling better when they ask for food! Keeping him in my prayers!

pharmolo said...

Best wishes on your hubby's recovery, Dawn

dwhee70041 said...

Dawn,
From one Scout leader to another, please pass on my best wishes to your husband.  He is in our prayers.
Smiles,
David

hsauls said...

All I can think about is you having to drink that nasty hospital coffee... hope there is a starbucks nearby...
*hugs*
heather

gehi6 said...

I am wondering what would cause such a serious infection to flare up.  My friend Joyce is subject to this aitlment and has had to be hopitalized several times for it.  I do hope your husband recovers without incident from it, but it would be a worry for all of you.  Illness that requires hospsital treatment is lways a worry.  Gerry

candlejmr said...

So glad hubby is recuperating.  Are the boys glad to be home?  

((hugs))
jeanne

swmpgrly said...

omg the poor guy

helmswondermom said...

I hope he is feeling much, much better by now!  It's good that he was able to get on to the hospital when he did.
Lori

tendernoggle said...

Thank goodness he went on to the hospital! Get well wishes to him!
love ya,
carlene

sangrialel said...

So sorry to hear about this Dawn.  I hope all is well soon.  Linda

nay0114 said...

Glad you what's wrong with hubby. Nice of everyone to help pack things up for them.
Take care, Chrissie

sunnyside46 said...

I just read this
I hear he's better now
I'm so sorry
Love
Marti