So you saw the headline and wondered which child it was..... well....the patient was not a child but Jon!
Last Monday night I was at a Republican meeting for our county and I get a phone call from Jon saying he was still at work but felt weak and nauseous and he thought he'd go to Urgent Care.... He then proceeds to tell me he'd felt like that since Sunday night..... I was at a meeting in an echoing community hall in the middle of a absolute lightening storm so I couldn't step out and tell him off for working 10 hours before he told me this!!! Plus I was afraid he was having another heart attack. I told him to skip Urgent Care because they'd only send him straight to the ER! Of course he would not call an ambulance and I absolutely was afraid to leave the building for a little bit because of the ferocity of the storm. I got to the ER right after him and they began to immediately check his heart
Thankfully his heart checked out ok but he began to get progressively sicker. He was admitted and the doctors all began to run tests on his heart and Gastro system. Let me tell you everything was looked at several different ways LOL It turned out that he had something that had caused him to have terrible reflux and a hiatal hernia. He has always had a strange condition that caused his espohageal muscles to stop working and caused esophageal strictures that had to be stretched out. Usually a person has reflux first that would cause that but he had the problem then he got reflux as he got older. I remember at my 10 year high school class reunion we had to leave becasuse Jon got a piece of food stuck in his throat. We were on the way to the ER when it went down. He had been dealing with that for years before then. Anyhow he had to get his throat stretched out again last week and the doctor saw that he had the hernia and that his whole system was inflamed
Unfortunately the inflammation went through his whole digestive system and he also had colitis! . He was so sick! Actually I don't think I've ever seen him so sick-he was on morphine around the clock that only took the edge off his pain. It was rough. I stayed with him as much as possible but Steve was already back in college and the young lady who helps me out with Sam and Sarah had also just started college. It was a busy week for me running back and to from home to the hospital. Thankfully by Friday afternoon he was feeling better and was released on Saturday afternoon. He came home on a bunch of meds. The doctors couldn't really agree with what caused all this havoc on his system. They suggested food poisoning but came to think it was just something that kicked off "the perfect storm"
One night on the way home I felt so burdened. At that point no one had any idea what was really going on and there had been some strange heart pauses while he was being sick on the toilet (that had turned out to be nothing related to his heart condition but just showed how sick his whole system was) I felt very alone as we have no family in our town and people spread out. Many times we've been essentially alone in hard times. I'm not saying friends and family don't care-everybody has their own situations. But I was definitely feeling very alone and worried. We have a bit more responsibility on our shoulders than most people our age, as we realize that will be there for the rest of our lives. On the way home that night I couldn't help but think of worst case scenarios...and how in the world we would handle things. But you know what? I literally just gave it all over to the Lord and told Him that he'd carried us in times past and I knew He would carry us in the future too I got home, did some things for the kids, took a hot shower and had the best sleep ever!!!
I'm so glad I have a God who is with me through the good and bad times & I'm so glad that I know He will carry me through no matter what!
This week is starting better and I'm hoping we have a nice quiet week! LOL I've had enough excitement for awhile!
During the week I managed to get another load of gravel brought in for our parking area in front of our house. We have had such rain that people have been getting stuck for weeks in our parking area. We've now brought in about 10 tons of gravel-it helps but it's still bad! And it smells sooooooo bad outside! I've lived near a swamp for the last 14 years but I've never smelled this smell before. My husband asked if it was possible that one of the cats got buried in the gravel! (LOL- no I actually counted all the strays we feed after that statement) Then I found out that others are having this same smell. It's something new and not very nice. I honestly don't mind the smell of a regular swamp. I like it to be honest, it doesn't smell bad but this smell makes me gag! Since May we've rarely gone a day without rain and usually a very hard rain. We just keep hoping that we don't have a hurricane, if we do, I wouldn't doubt that we'd get water up in our house!
So that's our latest update!