Friday, January 04, 2008
The Plans of Mice and Men
So, I think I mentioned in my last post that we'd be driving to Denver Friday for the work party, spend the night in the hotel and take Grandma to the airport Saturday afternoon. Our plans sure changed!!
I liked my hospital so much that I decided to spend Friday in the ER. Thurs. night, when I was going to bed I found that I couldn't lay on my back or left side because I was experiencing some severe pain in my shoulder and side (especially when I breathed). I slept okay on my right side but when I woke up I was still in pretty intense pain. I called my doctor and had to wait for him to call back, then he told me to call my OB because it could be related to my c-section. I called them and left a message and waited two hours for a response. At that point, I called back in tears and they recommended I go to the ER for scans.
Basically, after a few x-rays and CAT scans they decided that I didn't have anything super serious but may have a condition called pleuricy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs that can make it hurt really bad when you breathe. Thankfully, we realized while we were in the ER that the work party is actually Saturday...so, if we HAD driven to Denver, we wouldn't have a place to stay or a party to go to. God is good, all the time.
So, at this point, they sent me home with pain meds. Thankfully, I can continue to feed Taeya without having to suplement formula. The anti-inflammatories and pain meds are definitely helping. Once morning comes around, I'll see if I feel up to the drive to Denver. I won't go if I'm still feeling intense pain. Right now, I'm actually doing pretty well so we'll see.
There is a small possibility it could have to do with my gallbladder (sound familiar Heather?) but the doctor seems to think it's probably not gallbladder. On Monday, if the pain is still there, we'll go in for a scan that they couldn't due Friday since I had eaten in the AM.
Please pray that this pain is caused by the pleuricy as this seems to be the "best" case senario.
I'll put up a couple pics later of our outing to the hospital.
Thanks for praying.
PS. Taeya is doing wonderful and Grandma is enjoying every moment with Taeya. She's trying to figure out how she can fit Taeya and all of her adorable outfits into her suitcase on the way home. I've already made sure to tell her that I'll be checking! Here's a few fun pics until I upload the ones off my camera.