Monday, January 12, 2009

New Diet!


Maybe a better title for this post would be "How I spent my weekend" but I figured the diet thing would get more peeks. Actually this diet isn't recommended. My daughter Kami has been sick for several weeks. Some days she would throw up a few times others all day long. The past week she got to the point where she could not keep anything down- I mean ANYTHING! Not even ice chips. She has been going to work every day and then collapsing when she gets home. She lost nearly 20 pounds in 3weeks!!!!!!

So, Saturday she called me and asked if I would come pick her up so she could use my shower- their hot water heater wasn't working. I picked her up and brought her a smoothie-trying to help hydrate her. Within 10 minutes she had lost it (is was worth a shot though!) After observing her and realizing how lethargic and weak she was and even having trouble walking, remembering, etc we called someone to give her a blessing. (Her hubby, my hubby and my son were all gone) After the blessing she said she had a feeling that something was really, really wrong. So...we headed off to the Emergency Room. I figured they would give her a couple bags of IV fluids and we would head home. In fact I told her husband to just fix the water heater and I would bring her home when she was done.

Apparently I was wrong. In the process of figuring out what was wrong they found that she has pancreatitis. Also, her liver functions were in the 3000's (100s are normal) They couldn't get her blood pressure up- it was so low that the red alert alarm went off and everyone would come running. (it was 77/45) They decided that they needed to admit her and find out what was going on with her liver and get her stable. That was Saturday afternoon. She is still there. She is a lot perkier than she was on Saturday night(picture was taken Sunday night) but she is still really sick and we don't have a lot of answers. They have ruled out Hepatitis at this point. They think there must be some kind of blockage that didn't show up on the ultrasound that is keeping her from keeping anything down and will possibly scope her tomorrow.

And then- because I didn't have enough going on- my darling husband came home from a softball tournament injured. He was pitching and put up his hand (not the gloved one) to protect his head and the ball bent his thumb backward. (OWEEEE!!!!) Anyway, after not getting much sleep because of the pain and having a Dr. at church peek at it we headed for Urgent Care to get it x-rayed. Yup- it's broken!

The funny thing (or dumb depending on who you ask) is that he actually THINKS he can still play softball. He has rigged some metal thing up to cover his thumb so he can at least bat. Anyone else besides me think he might just be a tad obsessed? Thank heaven he hasn't found a way to still be able to pitch!
Needless to say- the weekend wasn't boring! I'll keep you posted!

10 comments:

Annie Miller said...

I hope she is ok! I know Rod will be tough but that thing with Cami is scary. Thinking of you.

Stacie Aho said...

Oh my goodness! Poor Cami! 20 lbs in 3 weeks! That's so scary. I hope they can find out what's going on. I'll keep her in my prayers. Keep us posted!!

linda said...

Pancreatitis can be very painful...I'll certainly keep your beautiful daughter in my prayers. Please keep us updated.

Your hubby sounds just like the typical MAN! Watch him hurt it worse when he's at bat!

Lene said...

Oh wow. I hope she starts feeling better. Please keep us updated.

Molly said...

I had no idea Kami was sick!! Well I did, but not this bad! =( Let me know if I can do anything.

Maury Harris and Co. said...

Poor girl!! Let us know what is going on!

Suzzy Rice aka Grammy Gingerbread said...

You must be so worried! You know, you never STOP being a Mom, do you! Cami and the rest of your family are in our prayers. Hang in there, Mom! Take care of yourself. You have a lot of people depending on you!

Darcie said...

WOW - when it rains it pours, huh? Rod - obsessed?? Probably, but that's so typical of men. I hate it when my kids are sick - especially when no one really knows why. Keep my posted and know that you're in my prayers. xoxo

Jannicke said...

I hope Cami get better soon, I will get her and your whole entire family in my prayers. As for you husband, he is definitely obsessed. Take care!

Bren's Life said...

Oh my Goodness! I had no idea. I haven't been on the computer at all. Now that Troy is home, he is spending all his time researching & looking for a job..
Next time call & tell me. I just hung up with her. I feel so bad I didn't know.
And what a goof Rodney is. Sounds just like him. I wouldn't doubt if he is pitching at the game tonight.