Monday, February 27, 2012

ER Visits are Unpleasant....

Our poor Jonathan fell ill yesterday.
By the end of church he was in extreme
stomach pain.
I only had to look at his eyes to know
it was bad.

So, we came home and I watched him
for a couple of hours.
The longer it went the more it 
looked like a bowel obstruction.
I've seen my Mother-in-law suffer
with these multiple times and Jonathan
had all of the symptoms.
He, bless his heart, was still trying to figure
out how he could possibly work 
last evening.
Unloading truck!
That wasn't happening!
He wouldn't have lasted five minutes.
But when he had a bad cold a couple 
of weeks ago his boss had said that he had
to find a replacement, show up or be fired.
So...he didn't feel comfortable calling off.
I did that for him last night.
If he loses his job then we'll deal
but there is no way he could work in that 

We had almost no wait.
His blood pressure was pretty 
high in triage...
from the pain and nerves.

I'll spare you all of the gory details 
of our actual visit except to say that 
he gave us quite a scare by dropping
that blood pressure after they drew blood.
I mean...really dropping.
The bottom number was 42 and he was 
waxy yellow and delirious.
That got lots of attention.
But, he came around and then just 
wanted to sleep.
It was very scary because that happened
just after they gave him meds
and we didn't know if something in one of 
them had reacted badly.
But, it looks like he just has his Dad's 
aversion to multiple vials of blood removal.

A highlight from the visit?
The doctor said I looked too young
to be Jon's mom.

The deflation?
I told the guys friends about it when 
we got back and they 
Of course I look old enough
to be Jon's Mom....

Thanks guys!
I only feed you every weekend
and let you take over our basement.

Gotta love 'em.
Actually I really did enjoy the 
boys' friends this weekend.
We spent a lot of time together.
They are learning that we like having 
them here and that we are open to 
spending time together

That, my friends, is a very
good thing.  
It is so good to hear the hopes 
and dreams of the young men
in our lives.
Although I have to say
that their brains work funny.

Speaking as a girl, of course.

I have yet to see Jonathan this 
morning but I'm praying that he has
a better day.
We have prescriptions to fill if 
we need them....

Please stay away from the 
ER if you can avoid it.
There are lots of 
sickies in there!
That is my takeaway 
from more than four hours 
spent there.


Buttercup said...

Hope Jonathan is feeling much better and a note from the ER works for his job.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, hope all is well today! BIG HUGS and PRAYERS!

Vee said...

Oh no! How scary for everyone. I hope that whatever is going on is resolved very quickly. And with a boss like that? Who needs him!

SmilingSally said...

So, what was the cause of his pain? How did the ER visit help?

Sorry, but I always want the whole story.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Well, that was an interesting ER visit!

Do you guys think he has a virus? You know the hated,dreaded kind?

Hope he is feeling better today!


Anonymous said...

I am glad that Jonathan is okay. Jonathan's boss must be related to one of my cousin's bosses. She called in to take the day off work because her grandfather died. She was told to come in or not have a job.

ZudaGay said...

Poor Jonathan! Praying he is much better soon! It is scary when your child is sick, no matter how old they are.

Melissa G. said...

I'm glad he's ok! That sounded scary!