The ramblings of an insane woman

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I wish this was a funny entry, but it is far from it. Some of you know that I have a son named Mike with multiple disabilities. He lives in a group home. Last week I got a call from an urgent care about Mike. I was asked about treatment for Mike but was given no information. I called the house immediately and found out that he had taken a bite of a burger and choked stopped breathing and had the Heimlich performed on him 3x. He had been complaining about his teeth hurting and what they figured was he refused to chew.
The Dr. said soft foods from then on and that he was doing okay and no broken ribs. Thursday he refused to eat, Friday the same thing. Thursday and Friday I was working with nursing trying to get him in to see a dentist and getting pain medication. Friday evening we were able to get pain meds. and antibiotics. Saturday morning I get a call that he refused to eat, drink or swallow pain meds. The nurse and I agreed that he needed to go to the ER.
I was told he was severely dehydrated by the Dr. there and had BAD gingivitis. He was given two bags of liquid through an IV and seemed better.
Yesterday he saw his new Dr. (a new story by itself) the Dr. said hes doing okay. I found out he is still refusing to eat and barely drinking anything. The aides are pushing liquids.
Wednesday he will be seeing a dentist on an emergency bases. Hopefully they will be able to help.
During this I've been eating horribly not taking care of myself. My emotions are so messed up that at times I feel numb. I was hardly able to walk (because of my knee) but during the last couple of days the pain went away. After the Dr.'s visit yesterday the pain came back. Does anyone have an explanation?
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    Julie, Just on and catching up....sorry to hear about Mike and your knee....keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.......Love you girl, Joyce
    3194 days ago
    Julie, I'm so sorry for what you're going through, I know you must be worried sick about your son. Your both in my thoughts and prayers,and if there's anything more I can do to help please let me know! I hope your knee pain gets better, too. It's hard to have to deal with other things while you're in pain yourself. Good luck!
    3197 days ago
    I agree with TXMOMY929. I think you were so worried about Mike, the pain took a backseat. I hope you get him into a good dentist. One that understands, that is the hardest part. Remember you both are in my prayers!
    3198 days ago
  • TXMOMY929
    emoticon What an AWFUL week!

    I think the pain may have still been there but you were so focused on everything else that you didn't notice it really? And then maybe didn't treat it as gingerly as you ought to? So when it came back it came on with a vengeance? I don't know, just a hypothesis.

    Let me know what the dentist says tomorrow.
    3198 days ago
    I will pray for you and your son! Hope the knee pain resolves.
    3198 days ago
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