Sunday, September 07, 2008

And in a flash...


They say you don't know how good you have it until something terrible happens. I know what that feels like now. Friday morning --- 2:30am Friday morning I woke up to a thumping noise.

It grew louder. At first I didn't know what it was. Then...... I heard an ever so faint whisper... I could barely make it out.. but I soon realized it was sweet thing calling my name. He was not beside me in our marital bed. I slipped out of our bed and followed the noise. I discovered him on his back... in the bathroom.... totally naked. Now, at first thought he was after a little midnight action, especially being that his arms were flailing, and he appeared to want me to join him! However, I grabbed for my glasses and when I did I could see he was covered in sweat. From. Head. To. Toe. I was scarred. Really scared. He was gasping for air. I could see that he was in excruciating pain. He was thrashing and moaning on the floor. I couldn't make out what he was saying or how he ended up on the floor!

He would spend the better part of the evening close to the toilet. He did not want me far either, but I know he needed an ice pack to cool his body down. I flew down the stairs and was back upstairs before he came out of the bathroom.

I left for work at my normal time after begging him to let me take him to the doctor's. He assured me he would be fine. I should have insisted....I drove to work worried sick about him. We had our normal Friday meeting. Blah, blah, blah...my mind wondering about sweet thing...nothing else seemed to matter.

As soon as we finished I called home. No one answered. G-d. No. One. EVER. Answers. That. Damn. Phone. EVER. I quickly dialed his cell. He picked up. He was panting heavily again. He said he was on the floor in the bathroom. AGAIN! I anxiously told him I was calling his doctor immediately and I was on my way home. At this point he shared with me what he had endured during the night. I felt faint!

After speaking with his doctor they to were quite alarmed when they heard that he had been bleeding. All night! They urged me to call an ambulance immediately and head straight to the ER. The nurse freaked as she thought he was home alone. I assured her he was not home alone, our housekeeper and Mai were both there. I wondered to myself if Lisa found him in the same state I did......I called home and repeated what the doctor had said. I knew he would freak having an ambulance pull in our driveway with lights flashing and sirens blaring. He's just that way. No drama for my sweet thing.... plus he would not have wanted to scare the little people.

I told him I would be there in a flash. I grabbed my things and flew out the door. I barely remember what I told my boss. I didn't care. My husband needed me. I don't even recall the drive home.


By the time I got home he was having another attack. We would have to wait until it subsided. He had been timing the attacks and we knew we had about 20 minutes in between. He would have been a great Lamaze coach. He gave me the heads up that we needed to go and we quickly ran for the car. He jumped in the back seat and layed down as he couldn't even sit up. This would be one of those rare occasions when he didn't ask me to watch my speed as I flew through our neighborhood.


I pulled up in front of ER and slowed down barely enough for him to tuck and roll out of the car. By the time I had parked and got back in the hospital he had checked in and was anxiously awaiting a room and a toilet. We are lucky to have a boutique hospital within 5 miles of our home. L-U-C-K-Y. Not only did they have a bed for him within minutes, but he also had a room. With a door! AND a TV which I would watch the Lifetime program all afternoon as he dozed on and off all day.


What was even better our family doctor was in the building and the ER Doc was able to communicate with him. After drawing several vials of blood and running some tests and re-hydrating him, they prescribed Cipro and vicaden and sent him home. He will endure more testing next week after he sees the gastronologist. We're still not sure what he had or what caused it. All I know though is my sweet thing has been very sick all weekend.....For him to cancel his big company party(weekend affair ) he was one sick pup.....I hope we get some answers next week.....

Update: I wanted to let all of you know sweet thing has an appointment to see the doctor on Thursday. He is still recovering, but in much better shape than this weekend. He was after all able to resume his "KP" duties..... bwahaha.

29 comments:

Yoli said...

Rony! Sweetheart OMG! I hope you get answers soon, that is so scary. Don't ever pay attention to him again. That man should have been at the hospital when you found him on the floor covered in sweat. I hope everything goes well for him. I Am thinking about you my friend.

Carol and Taylor said...

Oh man, this is scary shit. Hope all goes well and it nothing serious. Good luck.

Mimi said...

This is scary. Poor thing. I will keep you in my thoughts. I hope all is well. To get Cipro it must be serious.

kris said...

Wow Roni. That is seriously scary. I am still worried. I pray it was only a severe case of gastroenteritis (usually brought on by bacteria, related to food poisoning) and not something more serious. Please keep us updated. Hope he's already starting to feel better on the antibiotics. Make sure he's taking culturelle (over the counter) daily to replace normal flora in his gut while he's on the Cipro. He doesn't need a bowel type yeast infection too.

Rhonda said...

Holy crap, hope he has a speedy recovery!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Rony I am sooo sorry my dear friend....
I can't imagine how scared you must be... you are in my thoughts and prayers...
Please keep us posted...
BIG HUGS TO YOU...
Love ya girly...

cougchick said...

Holy Crap! I hope things are better. Can I do anything for ya? Shit, that is scary!!!!

kerri said...

Hugs Rony, there is nothing worse when someone you love and adore is not well, thinking of you all, wishing a speedy recovery!!
Hugs, xoxox

3D said...

Holy! I hope they find our soon and he is all better. Hugs!

Keep smilin!

Sharie said...

Man - I hope it turns out it was just a nasty virus...those Gastroenterologists do not do fun tests - hope he's better soon.

Sharie

Kathryn said...

Oh Rony!!!! that is so scary, I hope and pray everything will be fine and he gets better quick.
I had an episode like that with my hubby Christmas Eve of 2006, thought he was having a heart attack, screaming sirens and everything, very scary when your other half is going through something like that!!!!!!

jennifer said...

That is SO scary! I'm glad he's better, and I hope whatever it was is gone.

Noemi said...

OMG! That is quiet a scare! I hope everything will be OK! Praying for you and your sweet thing!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh... that sounds scary as anything... any news yet as to what it was? Was he having seizures? Sounds like what it may have been? Gee, hope that all goes well... hugs to ya sister...

Karen and Bob said...

Anything like that is scary! I hope sweet thing is feeling better. It sounds very much like when I had a gallbladder attack...in the middle of the ocean...on a cruise ship...on our 10th wedding anniversary.

Jewels of My Heart said...

ohhhhhhhh that had to be terrifying. I am glad he is doing better and will be praying for them to find what is wrong and a quick recovery.
God bless you and your precious family my friend.
love you

Ellie Monster said...

BIG HUGS!! I'm thinking about you!!!!!

Christy said...

Holy cow!!! How horrible!!! I hope the tests all turn out ok. I am sooooo sorry he and you have been going through this. You poor things. I will keep you in my prayers.

Christy :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh my goodness....this is terrible! I am praying for your husband and hoping the doctor will know very soon what is wrong.

Mr.Brian said...

Well shit Rony,that had to be some scarie moments for you.One just never knows and if a (MAN) agrees to go to the ER then you know he is sick.
Sending well wieshes and prayers that all will be ok for your studd muffin.
Keep us posted on what you find out.
Glad to see he has his remote close by,he does know what is important.
Next we can see you post about being a cheerful nurse maid to a man.That should bring some good laughs.

Cindy from central NC said...

good grief....i can't wait to talk with you....sorry i missed you this morning...have been in meetings since 6:45am this morning (big issue at work, what else...) and am still in a telecon...) I'll call in a bit and maybe can catch you...

jeez, rony..

love,
cindy

Christine said...

Keep us posted on how he is. Poor guy & poor YOU! Very frightening- good idea to call the doctor. Hope they can give you some good news & he is feeling better.
Then you can play nurse...

Gail said...

Rony, Hope you get a diagnosis really soon and can figure this out. So sorry you're all going through this and it will get better. How scary.

Please take care,

Gail

Julie said...

Praying for you. Keep us updated and feel free to send any GI questions my way. I may be able to answer them even if I worked in peds GI

Julie

Steffie B. said...

OMW....my jaw was hanging open the entire post....what on earth is going on???????

Lauren and Ed said...

Gosh, so sorry to read all this. That sounded so scary. Hope all is well. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Heza Hekele said...

That sounds like a scary thing to live through or witness. I am glad he is on the mend.

Sam said...

Geeze Rony! How is he now?! Sorry I'm just now getting to read this. We didn't have power for a couple of days. Sending hugs and prayers your way!!!!

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Rony,how terrifying! I'm so sorry to belatedly learn of your poor man's illnesses. I hope everything turns out OK. Sending you hugs.