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Unexpected Medical Emergency

Monday, March 19, 2012

Well, this day certainly did not go as planned. At 3:45pm, while I was in the MIDDLE of a conference call at work, my husband repeatedly called me until I finally got so annoyed, I checked my text messages. Well, he's been suffering from kidney stones the past couple days and he was trying to get a hold of me to tell me that his pain was at a 10. He was alone with our 4 yr old and had no car to get to the hospital. So, I high tailed it out of the office, got home and immediately took him to the ER. He got RIGHT in with the doctor, but then he was in with the doc for about 2.5 hours while I sat in the waiting room with our 4 year old, pretty much buying every item in the vending machine to keep the kid occupied. No worries...he'd eat two bites and want something else 5 minutes later. Ugh.

He finally came out of the doc's office and they had given him a huge shot in his back, a CAT scan and told him that his kidney stone is 5 mm, which is very big and could be extremely dangerous if it blocks his urinary tract (basically will cause his kidneys to shut down). He's been banished to the bed with his handy dandy vicodin and has to see a urologist tomorrow.

All that to say, I didn't *quite* get my scheduled exercise in today. But, life happens. And the good thing is...before all of this went down, hubby had thrown all the ingredients for Chef Meg's Crockpot Vegetable Curry into the slow cooker and it was scheduled to be done cooking around 7pm. Came home from the hospital right at 7pm. Cooked up some rice and dinner was ready. How's that for planning ahead? Thank you, SparkPeople!

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FRESKA 3/22/2012 6:31AM

    aww! how is he doing now? well, he'll have a new appreciation for you giving birth thats for sure! ;) hope and pray for a speedy recovery!!!!!
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ON2VICTORY 3/20/2012 6:26PM

    oh my, give him a hug for me, that is really hard to go through.... oh man, thats rough. thanks for being there for him

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MPRILL 3/19/2012 9:54PM

    Good Luck to your Husband. I hope he feels better soon. Make sure you take care of you too.

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ADJQUILTER 3/19/2012 9:42PM

    I pray that your DH will pass the stone and soon be feeling better. Be sure to take care of yourself also. I'll be praying for you too, and your little girl.
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COUPONS0216 3/19/2012 8:54PM

    Remember to take some time for you, and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

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MOMMA2X6 3/19/2012 8:39PM

    Hope your husband feels better soon! Hang in there!

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FLUTTERFLI 3/19/2012 8:12PM

    Keep positive thoughts, he'll be fine, but I will say extra prayers for him and you !!!
KEEP SPARKLING !!!
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SANDRASSPARK 3/19/2012 7:58PM

    I pray that all goes well with your husband. I also pray that you have the strength to care for him and your 4 year old. I remember how kids can be at that "fun" age. Your SP family will be here for you!! emoticon

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