Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I have been in the hospital since Wednesday Nov. 7. That evening I was having more severe abdominal pain. I called Valerie and told her...she came right over and took me to the emergency room. They did all the normal labs and xrays for abdominal pain/discomfort. Everything (all labs and xrays) were normal so the ER doctor was going to give me something for pain and then we were going home.
At the last minute (the grace of God), he decided to do a CT scan of my abdomen. Then the real problems began. Imagine our surprise when he came back and said "you are going to emergency surgery" for a perforated bowel with an umbilical hernia repair.
After the pre ops were given and I was taken into surgery, they had a problem intubating me for the anesthesia. I ended up being transferred to Joplin by ambulance, put in ICU on a ventilator. I had tubes everywhere. My trachea was swollen so I was on the ventilator for 3 days until the swelling went down.
I was in ICU for 4 days. While in ICU, I went into atrial fib which took 2 days to resolve.
Due to another patient going bad, I was moved to a cardiac room at 3:30 Monday morning.
Now, because a med student freaked out because I had a 100.4 temp, I am here for a couple of more days because she was convinced that an infection has started. My temp has been normal every other time.
Someone ordered an ultra sound of my heart today so it was decided that I now have CHF. So here I still am.....
I am healing well without pain and am able to play "toot city" real well..........lol
I have not read all the posts yet........time to close for now.........Elsie