First of all, I just wanted to say thank you all who commented on my last post! I appreciated all of your sweet words and suggestions and was so relieved to know that I'm not the only one in this position! I'm really trying harder to put myself out there, even if it's just speaking up more. I am excited because I have plans to go see a movie with one of the girls in my life group so I'm really excited! I'm also planning a girls day for the group sometime soon!
Now, let's move on to all of the excitement and D-R-A-M-A that happened in my life this past week! Before I begin, you need to know that Bryan was scheduled to go on a "man trip" to San Marcos with his brother and some friends from college and they were going to camp out and float the Guadalupe river Wed-Sat.
Last weekend, Bryan began complaining about his lower back hurting, but we didn't know what he'd done and it wasn't a really big deal. He stretched, took some hydrocodon and nothing really changed.
We get in the car and I drive him to the ER and get him checked in. They take him to his room, do blood and urine tests on him to rule out possible kidney stones or an infection. Everything comes back normal, so no kidney stones. They say "maybe you pulled a muscle" and Bryan says, "No, it's not that. I've pulled a back muscle before and this isn't it." They just don't really know what it is and didn't really do much to find out. Bryan told them that he has had his appendix rupture and that was a 10 on the pain scale and his back pain at that moment was a 7. So, they end up giving him a shot of liquid motrin and a valium pill. Yes, you heard right, VALUIM! The nurse that gave him the pill even said, "Yeah, it won't really help with the main, but it will make you relax and go to sleep!" WHAT THE HECK?!!
So basically we check out of the ER with nothing learned, and Rx for Valium and hydrocodon. Great. So we get back online to check and see if there's any appointments at the free clinic and what do you know?! They had one! Of course it opens up AFTER we leave the ER! So, we go and get some lunch and then go home. Bryan goes to sleep at 12:00 and doesn't wake up until 4:15!! That stupid pill completely knocked him out and he said he hated how it made him feel and he's never taking one again!
We get to the clinic, see our favorite PA and she hears about our ER adventure, and is shocked that they didn't really do anything for Bryan except give him the stupid Valium. She was great and did some more tests and excersises to figure out what it might be, then decides that it's his sciatic nerve. Something is pinching it/irritating it/something to cause all of his pain. She ends up giving him a steriod shot, some pain shot, and a Rx for muscle relaxers that even the stupid ER didn't give! He did get some relief thank goodness. Oh and you can imagine how we felt after finding out that our wonderful ER visit is going to cost us around $1000 when we went to the clinic and actually got helped for FREE! You can imagine how upset we were about that! Please be praying that God will bring the finances for that! :) Overall, Monday was a horrible day.
Oh and don't forget that I'm HOME ALONE, already had my husband in the ER two days ago, and now I have this emergency happen, and I can't tell my husband. Anyone want to imagine how I was feeling! :) I ended up calling my mom and my best friends J & J and they made me feel better. Even though I did NOT agree with lying to my husband, I did my best to assess the situation and make the best decision I thought was right. I knew that the most important person right now was Bob. I didn't want to make him more upset and make things worse, and I knew that's what would happen if the boys left and went to him. I would stay updated and then tell Bryan if things changed for the worse. Also, I realized that Bryan and I had never discussed what to do in this type of situation, so I was just doing what I thought was best. I would recommend that if you and your husband/family have not discussed what to do in this type of situation, do so immediately!
*Chelsey wipes off forhead* Geez, that makes me tired just typing all of that! If you're actually still reading, props to you! Bryan and the boys came home safe and sound yesterday, and I'm so glad to have my hubby back! Dad is home and doing great, actually healthier than he was before the surgery. Please keep praying for his recovery! Ok, well I think that's enough info for tonight! Thanks for reading! :)