Sept. 16th: Feeling a bit like a preschooler today, sipping apple juice and nibbling on graham crackers, while covered in some warm blankets... The stronger set of iv meds they're giving me at the hospital today make me extra nauseous... Thus the preschooler affect smile emoticon
Sept. 18th: I was stabbed 14 times in arms/wrists/hands, stabbed 3 times in the spine, got at least 3 sweet bruises, and am now getting sent home with a large dose of morphine... All in all, a great evening smile emoticon or at least that's the positive spin the morphine is giving me at the moment (;
Basically, I had to come back to the ER because I was feeling worse and worse since the spinal tap. Cameron was sure that I had a spinal headache and that I needed a blood patch. I drove myself to the hospital at like 8pm thinking id be in and out fairly quickly. Cameron wanted to come, but I convinced him I was fine to go alone and i would be ok. They put an iv in me because I was so dehydrated and then they called anesthesia to come to the patch. The anesthesiologist placed the part in my spine and then needed to draw blood from my arm to put it in my spine to patch the leak, but he could NOT get enough blood because I was so dehydrated. He literally tried in fourteen different places, including my foot before the nurse suggested reversing the iv fluid and taking the blood from there, which is what they ultimately did.
Sept. 19th: Our day today... Feeling like I've been hit by a bus... BUT, I have the SWEETEST little guy filling my day with phrases like "I'm sorry you feel bad mom" or "I will help Cody mom, you just relax" or "I'll snuggle right with you till you feel better" or "you lay down and I will mop!" Love that boy! Both boys have been such troopers this week...
Sept. 20th: I am completely overwhelmed with gratitude right now. It is so hard to be far from family when you need help, but we have been MORE than taken care of these past two weeks, by some of the most wonderful people I know! It truly means the world to me, knowing that my boys have been in such good hands while I've been recuperating. My awesome friends have gone above and beyond to make sure we've had everything we've needed, especially while Cameron has been at school. I can't thank them enough! As soon as I'm back on my feet, I hope to be able to be as big of a blessing in the lives of those around me as I've had in my life recently.
Sept. 21st: I have a couple of boys who've been missing their mom. They've been ALL over me today... And I love it.
Like I said before, this really took a toll on our whole family and threw us for a loop for quite a while. I had residual headaches, neck aches and blurry vision for several months. I had to go to physical therapy to a neck specialist for about 6 months and that was what really started to help. I've been pretty good since the physical therapy, but still get extremely nervous if my neck starts to hurt like it did or I get a bad headache or whatever. Not sure I could survive that ordeal again!