Our poor Jonathan fell ill yesterday.
By the end of church he was in extreme
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
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.
I told the guys friends about it when
we got back and they
Of course I look old enough
to be Jon's Mom....
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
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