Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Back to the ER

In the past fourteen months, I have been to the ER THREE times! Crazy! The first time was for food poisoning, the second time was for a ruptured ovarian cyst, and just recently I went to have my appendix taken out. My sister is now joking with me about the ER staff knowing me by name!
Saturday night I went to bed with a stomachache and was sick all night. Sunday morning I told Jason we had to go to the ER (AGAIN!), so one of our sweet neighbors in high school came over to watch Zach until Shannon could get to our house. Bless her heart she didn't know she would be watching him until 10 that night!
When we finally arrived at the ER Sunday morning, I was certain another cyst had ruptured. The cramps on the lower right side felt just like they did before. All the ER rooms were full, and there were three people ahead of me waiting for beds, so we had to wait awhile. I just laid on the floor begging for an IV and pain meds. I didn't care how long I had to wait if I could only have those two things. I felt like I was going to die. Everything and everyone seemed to be moving in slow motion. I had been so fortunate in my earlier ER visits because I was able to be seen right away.
They did start the process of taking my blood and doing other tests so I would be ready for the IV after the doctor approved it. I think two nurses started feeling sorry for me because they both went to ask an ER doc if I could begin the IV and pain meds. Heaven!!
About 9 pm after the tests, a CT scan, and meeting with an ER doc and surgeon, the results revealed that my appendix was perforated (partially ruptured). Jason went home to relieve Shannon and be with Zach, I was prepped for surgery, and my Mom made plans to come back up early Monday (yesterday) morning.
I came home last night and am resting, letting my mom do everything, and watching Zach play on the floor. Thank you for all of your prayers, calls, and emails. I feel SO incredibly loved and blessed.
I'm also really trying hard to find out what GOD is trying to teach me, and I hope I learn soon!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Katie - bless your heart!!! You have had quite a year - for someone who is so healthy and fit and little - you have been through it! I hope your recovery is quick and easy and hope you are feeling better soon.

Diane said...

No fun! Get better soon!

Harris Family said...

Katie, oh my goodness, bless your heart! That just sounds miserable. You have a lot to be thankful for. I recently had a friend who went through a long ordeal over a ruptured appendix. I will be praying for a full and speedy recovery.

Leah S. said...

Yikes! I'm so glad you are ok! What a long weekend you had. Hope you feel better and stronger each day. Praying for God's protection over you.

ashley said...

Well, Happy Birthday to YOU!!! - and I JUST saw you!!! I am so sorry that you had to experience this, but am thankful that you're alright and on the road to recovery! No more trips to the ER, OK?

the osbornes said...

Katie!! I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope you are starting to feel better and that you have a quick recovery. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you guys!

Jennifer said...

Katie! I am so sorry! I am glad you are ok! I had to have my appendix out in high school and it was no fun! Take care of yourself - you are in my prayers!

Robyn Beele said...

I am so sorry this has happened. I will pray for a quick recovery.

Jennifer said...

Please take care of yourself this week! And please, please let us know if we can do anything for you! Praying for a quick recovery!

Hillary said...

I was worried when Jason called on Sunday but I knew you'd be ok! I'm without an appendix too! We can start a club!

Shannon said...

I'll be in the no appendix club too! This is well on the way to being the club with the coolest people ever, but I'm really sorry that you had to join it!

 
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