Sunday, May 11, 2008
Well, as you can see Christopher had a hospital experience, poor boy had emergency surgery. Wednesday morning he was having some lower abdominal pain and it also pained him to use the bathroom. He thought to himself, "I have kidney stones," and goes and visits a urologist on his lunch. Fortunately he doesn't have kidney stones just a pulled abdominal muscle. As the day progressed his pain worsened and by the evening he was pretty darn sick. He skipped the hellos when he got home that night, skipped dinner, and went straight to bed. He iced his stomach thinking the cold would relieve the intense pain he was having but it didn't help. He absolutely refused to be taken to any sort of doctor, let alone the ER. He thought he could simply sleep it off. The next morning his alarm sounded bright and early and he could not get out of bed the pain was so excrutiating. He asked me to please remove his socks, as he couldn't bend over or stand up straight for that matter, so he could shower for work. When he could barely walk to me for his sock removal I requested that he quit being a hero and get back in bed, he was missing work. He could not find sleep and so I got up and showered. Eight o'clock rolls around and he's dying, can't breath, can't walk, can't move, nauseous, pale, low fever. It's time to take charge I tell myself. I let him know who was boss...ME, demanded him to take a shower, and let him know we were headed straight to the ER whether he liked it or not. Banner Gateway is a beautiful thing. We were the only ones there, he was back in a bed in 3 minutes speaking to a doctor. Beautiful! They ran several tests including a urine and blood test. We thought surely they would come back positive for an appendicitis but they came back clean. I had visions of having to be a tough, insistent wife that something really was wrong but fortunately the cat scan came back positive for an appendicitis and I was spared the drama. At 3:00 he was taken into surgery and at 3:27 the Dr came to report it had indeed ruptured and they were able to remove all the infection. He said it most likely ruptured a month previous and if he wasn't so healthy and active he would be recovering in the ICU or dead. We're thankful he's active! Chris made a speedy and complete recovery. At his 2 week check up the Dr was completely amazed at how flawlessly Chris had healed. He said in all his years of practice he's never seen an appendicitis case as severe as Chris's recover so quickly and completely. A big Thank You to Grandma and Grandpa for unexpectedly taking our blondies for 3 days!