Monday, March 17, 2008

Last 24 hours...crazy.

Once again it's been crazy around here. I am just copying an email I sent to our small group from church about yesterday. You can read it below....

Yesterday afternoon around 2:00pm my upper right side of my stomach started hurting extremely bad. It hurt so bad I couldn't even walk and was running a fever having bad chills all over my body. So Josh took me to the emergency room. They were able to run several tests and get me on some major pains meds to help knock out the pain I was in. By 1:00am they had ruled out gallstones, a blood clot in my lungs, and pneumonia. However, the doctor said even though no gallstones showed up on the test they did on me doesn't mean I didn't have gallbladder disease. They also said it could be pluerisy in my lungs or just a bad mucsle spasm. (I couldn't belive it when I heard muscle spasm b/cs I couldn't beleive all the pain I was in could be caused by that.) So they sent us home with pain meds and told me to see my doctor today. I went to him this afternoon and he thinks it is gallbladder disease and set up a different test (CCK gallbadder ultrasound) to be done at the hospital on Monday that should only last about an hour. The bad part of the test is it will probably make me really sick again. He said if they have any cancellations done before then I will be called to come in sooner than Monday. If the test comes back postive then I will have surgery to have my gallbadder removed towards the end of next week. On another note, I have my root canal on Wednesday. Hopefully they can complete it and I will be done with all my tooth pain soon. Please keep praying for us. I'm not sure what God is trying to teach us through all this but we are trusting Him and His plan.

So that pretty much sums it up. I thought we were over all our big bumps and now this comes up. Thanks to the Kennedy's for bringing Josh dinner to the hosptial last night and picking up Parker to spend the night. Thanks also to the Slaughters for bringing a dinner tonight. It was yummy. We love you guys and appreciate you all so much!! Keep praying we sure need it.

6 comments:

Allison, Danny and Bentley said...

Oh my goodness Kate, things just keep coming. You, Josh and the boys are in our prayers and if you need anything, let me know. I'd be happy to dinners or help with the boys or whatever! Hope things get back to normal soon!
Allison

Superchikk said...

Wow - I know how you feel. One thing after the other...Not only is it painful, it's frustrating to not be able to do the things you want to do and take care of your family. I will be praying for you. Let us know if we can do anything!

Ben and Kristen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'll be praying for you!

Daniel, Gretchen, and Caden Miller said...

Oh wow! We'll be praying for you guys! Sometimes when it rains it pours... but the sun will always come out. :-)

jennifermills921 said...

Kate- bless your heart! You have really been through it lately...As everyone else has said, I'm praying that everything works out...your dr appt's, root canal, oh my word I can't imagine... and having two little ones on top of everything else doesn't make things easier! Praying many blessings come your way....Jennifer

Sara said...

Oh my word, Kate. I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this. We are definitely praying for you and Josh. Please keep us updated.