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.


Blogger Jan said...

I am sorry to hear hold ill Melanie became. I am glad you were well enough to care for the wee ones. Take care. Jan

Friday, October 22, 2010  
Blogger Carole said...

As you say, wild week to say the least. Glad to hear everything is fine now, and you could watch the children. Hope now everybody will get some well deserved rest.
I can very well imagine how Casi felt, poor man, and what about MeiLing ? I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Friday, October 22, 2010  
Blogger cheryl said...

I have been thinking of you all since this started and I am so happy that the worse is finally over .Sending prayers and well wishes to you and your family Patty . Thank God Melanie lives so close to you .

Friday, October 22, 2010  
Blogger Renee said...

It sure sounds like "what a week". Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for a speedy recovery for you both!

Friday, October 22, 2010  
Blogger Lisa said...

WOW, you have had a week! I'm thankful they discovered Melanie's problem and took care of it. Praying for complete healing for her. Lisa in NM

Friday, October 22, 2010  
Blogger Morning's Minion said...

There have been so many health scares for you and your family since I've been reading your blog [about 2 years now!] I am always inspired by the way that you all handle these crisis times--there is an upbeat sense of support and positive faith which shines through.

Friday, October 22, 2010  
Blogger Janette said...

My goodness- I don't log in for a bit and all heck breaks loose!
Sending healing prayers your way. I think the family should get a year off from being sick for good behavior!

Saturday, October 23, 2010  
Blogger Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, my, I am sorry to hear about Melanie's illness, but happy to hear all seems to be going well. I hope all is calm and dull normal (which isn't dull at all, but you know what I'm wishing for you) for a while!

Saturday, October 23, 2010  
Blogger Ann said...

Just started reading your blog and I am curious if you are still living the simple homesteading life now ?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010  
Blogger Patty said...

Ann, just read a few days back and you should find an answer to your question.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010  

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