Friday, October 22, 2010
What A Week !
It's been a wild week. Monday I ended up at the Doctors, that cold I had the end of August kept hanging on, it would respond to my herbal treatments, and symptoms would go away, then come back. Finally, I realized it had turned into a sinus infection and decided to just get some medication and be done with it. Tuesday I just laid low, babying myself a bit. Wednesday Melanie came over with the children but she wasn't feeling all that great and had a bloody nose. Very early in the morning, 3 a.m to be exact, we get a call from Casi, that Melanie is having chest pains and can't catch her breath. The ambulance is called. Casi stays with the children and tries to sleep while I head off to the hospital with Melanie. Casi has to be to work in the morning. Melanie has a CAT scan, blood work etc and it appears her gallbladder is the culprit. She is admitted to the hospital for more testing and pain management. Being diabetic for 20 years complicates any illness also.
I head home about 7:30 in the morning to watch the two children while Casi heads off to work. One shaken young man. Worried about the love in his life. They do an Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography around noon on Melanie and discover her gallbladder is 100% non functioning. She had surgery yesterday at noon to remove the gallbladder, hopeful they can do it laparoscopically, a bit of concern since her pancreas is dead. Fortunately they can do it with the scope and all is well. She was back in her room by 3:30 and doing fine now.
The children have been so good. So much fun and so sweet. I feel like today I can breathe a bit easier knowing Melanie is on the road to recovery.
I praise God for His tender watch care over my family and His mercy towards us.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...