Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This is exhausting

Carrie and I are again enjoying a fun filled vacation at the children's hospital.  She came home from Liz's on Sunday with a fever and pain in her right side.  We had a 9am post-op appt with the urologist so we sweated things out at home for the night.  Carrie slooowly walked into the office bringing along her fever of 102.   We were immediately sent to radiology to get an ultrsound.

Originally Carrie also had an appt at 10:20 at the KNOT clinic (for long term cancer survivors).  So we stopped in there already an hour late...explained things and dropped off some papers.  Then we headed back to the urologist's.   We walked in, they looked at the ultrasound and then announced they were admitting her.   Something was uttered about more stones, swollen kidney, possible blockage and cat scan but nothing definitive.

We sat in an exam room for 2+ hours waiting for her room to be ready. It wasn't too bad, Carrie napped and I spent most of the time calling and texting people trying to fix things....one needed rides to and from work, another needed shot records for their job in the morning and another had to be given instructions for the next day.  Boy, was I glad I got up in the middle of the night to throw in the 3 loads of laundry, get a few outfits for Sean and Danielle put aside and pack myself a bag...just incase.  I just wish I hadn't put off grocery shopping Sunday night.

So here we are.  Carrie had her cat scan about 10pm, is now fever free and is getting pain meds and antibiotics.  I have yet to talk to the doctor since we left their office.  It's a little frustrating.  I know they've been really busy but what is going on!?!?  I'm pretty sure she has stones because the sono tech slipped and asked something about them.  When she realized I didn't have knowledge of them she tried to cover herself.  Which sucks since it's purely a legal cover your butt thing (and I'm not blaming the tech...it's society's fault).

As far as I know things are going ok at home.  Luke managed to send Danielle to school with her library book and Sean with his snack.  Oh crap!!!  I JUST realized that today was Danielle's day to bring in a snack for the whole class!!!!  Ugh!!!!  And here I was thinking everything was covered.  Hopefully her teacher has a back up plan.  I know she'll understand, it just makes me sad to think of those kids with grumbly tummies if there's no back up.

Speaking of grumbly tummies, Carrie is up from her nap and it's time for lunch so gonna end this.  I'll try to keep things updated here.

1 comment:

~Tammy~ said...

((((KIM)))) Hope you and Carrie are having a good evening.