Saturday, September 13, 2008

Trip to the ER...

Yep, we had another trip to the ER yesterday. Don't worry, this time it wasn't either of the girls, but it was Momma's turn! I've been having some issues with abdominal pain for quite some time (female related, lets just say...) but yesterday morning it changed. I had just changed Vaeh's diaper & had this wave of sharp, stabbing, dull, achey, crampy pain all at the same time.

So after a phone call to the family doc, I was headed into the ER. Of course, they wanted to rule out appendicitis. So after the normal history & physical with 3 different people, it was decided that I needed a CT of the abdomen with contrast. The routine blood work was done & an IV started. When you have a CT with contrast of the abdomen, they give you 2 different types of contrast: through the IV, & now they do it "through the other end." They used to have you drink it, but have found they get better pictures with this new way.

At first things moved pretty quickly, & I was given some pretty nice drugs for the pain & nausea (for future reference, dilaudid is great!). By early afternoon they had run the CT scan & blood work, but now came the fun part... waiting for the docs to read the scan. So finally about an hour & a half later, they came in & said I have mesentaric adenitis. Basically I have swollen lymph nodes in my abdomen that mimic appendicitis. And because its caused by a virus, there's nothing I can take to make it go away! Great! So instead I now have vicodin. And all of this is happening when I've planned Vaeh's birthday party for TODAY! So, needless to say its been a fun couple of days here. I'm feeling pretty good this morning, so off I go to bake goodies for the party... Hope everyone has a good weekend!

8 comments:

Mina said...

Oh Tina, when will it end?! I hope you feel better soon. For the next few days drugs will be your friend.

jencooper said...

Yuck!! I hope that you are feeling much better. Hang in there! Just remember - sometimes - drugs are good! :)

<3,
jennifer

Kathy said...

Oh girl...
I hope the drugs help you feel better.

Hope the girls are behaving so that you can get some rest!

Vanessa said...

You poor thing...I hope your feeling better.

Try and get some rest.

Mami Adame said...

My goodness! Hope you are feeling at least a tiny bit better..what a super mom for still having the party! Hope all went well and that you were able to get some rest. Take care!

The Portas said...

Oh my goodness!! I hope that vicodin helps out and that you are feeling better soon. It's tough when the doctors say, "There is nothing you can do but wait." I know what that feels like! I hope things are better for you by now....take care of yourself...xoxoxox

Kathy said...

just checking in on you...
hope you're feeling a little better (or at least the drugs have you feeling good:)

Lee Family said...

Hi Tina I hope you are feeling better and the drugs are working. You are such a great MOM!
Hugs Karen