Monday, March 29, 2010

Yes It Happened!!!

I had a GREAT week Mon-Thurs of last week!!! I felt good, got out of the house and got lots of stuff done around here.  And then Thursday night happened.....

Brady fell at the bottom of the stairs and hit his head on the banister and gashed his head.  It wasn't too bad - just tragic.  He only needed one staple to close the gaping spot.  So we are thankful.  And then later that night........

When I got home and got Brady in bed I felt literally beat up.  My chest starting hurting and I spent 10-12pm thinking I was dying.  Labor pains did not hurt this bad. I have had about 4 of these "episodes" in the last 2 months.  They are usually gone in 45 minutes tops.  But these didn't stop they only got worse and were accompanied by nasuea (which always happens), chills, and shortness of breath (that haven't happened before).  It was quite scary.  So at midnight I called Kendall - our cousin at Samford to come stay with the kids and I went to the ER.  Luckily, JK had been here taking care of Jake while we were at the ER.  When I started having the chest pains he stuck around.  So once again he came to the rescue while John was in NY.  We are so thankful that he is our family away from family.  This picture he took because he thought it was quite humerous how quickly my face changed with the morphine.  I was in such intense pain I couldn't even write down my meds and address.  And when they gave me the morphine within seconds I felt releif.  He said my face was funny as it relaxed.  Glad he found humor in it.  So after a couple hours of blood work, xrays, EKG, and who knows what else they ruled out my heart and said it seemed quite healthy.  The doctor seems to think it is a GI problem - maybe an ulcer.  I am going to get it checked out as soon as I can get in with a GI doc.  But I also worry that it is just one more way that my body may be absorbing stress.  By the time I got home from the ER with Brady I was covered in hives.  So we shall see.  I will write more about this later. 
I am doing fine now.  Once they pass I am ok.  I was frustrated that I spent money on the ER considering my fall cost us about 2500 out of pocket on top of all the other doc appts we have had lately.  But it hurt THAT bad!!!! 

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Honestly, I have never heard of anyone going through so much in such a short period of time. It's no wonder you may have an ulcer. Still praying!

Shana said...

awwwww amy! so glad jk can be there to help out - what a tremendous blessing! glad your well!

The Spiveys said...

Amy!!!! No way. The Lord has brought you to mind often...I need to CALL you :) Been praying for you, friend.

Holly S. said...

Amy, Wow. That's all that I can say. You are a trooper! I know (maybe in a few years ;) that you will laugh about all of this! That's what I'm saying about my recovery after having Will. I had the absolute worse day of my life the Sunday after we got home from the hospital. I'll have to tell you about it sometime. Anyway, it was so horrific that I'm still wondering if I'll ever be able to laugh about it. It's still pretty raw.