This month has been hell for me. My family is falling apart. It started about 2 Fridays ago when I ended up in the ER of my hospital with what I thought what the worst headache ever. The doc and I thought that I might have a small bleed in my brain so I now have both a CT and MRI of my brain to view at my leisure. In the end it wasn't a bleed or anything. I am fine and according to the radiologist that looked at my MRI, I have remarkable sinus cavities.
Two days later, on Sunday, I have to run my father to the ER because we thing he was having a lower GI bleed (ulcer). Nope, they didn't know what was wrong with him and sent him home.
On Monday, Dad returns to the hospital and this time my mother thinks he is getting ready to have a heart attack. The doc at the ER was wondering why he hadn't passed out and died yet because his blood pressure was so damn high. They released him and he was ok.
Then on Tuesday, my mother ends up in the ER because of what we think is a gallbladder attack. They giver meds and send her home. She is sorta ok.
Nothing happened on Wednesday.
Thursday Dad went back to the ER via ambulance from work. He came down with the stomach bug that had been going around, or he got food poisoning from the Waffle House he ate at that night at lunch. They end up admitting him to the second floor. When I was on my way to pick my brother up from work, I tried to call Jason only to find out that he is also in the ER with the same thing (well I thought he was already in a room, but more on that in a minute). Mother and my brother were with my dad and I went to go see Jason. I didn't know if he drove himself or if someone was with him. Anyway, his mother and sister were with him in the waiting room when I arrived and they had been waiting there for about 2 hours before I got there. Jason didn't get in to see the doc until 7:50pm (they arrived at 2:15pm). They ran some tests on him and gave him some phenergan and fluids and said that he just had the stomach bug and was release from the ER that night around 10:30-11pm.
On Monday mother started having the pain attacks again and took some meds and tried to go to work. Dad had to go get her from work to take her to the ER. All they did was shoot her up with pain meds and send her home because she was scheduled to have a HIDA scan on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, mother has her HIDA scan and goes to see my grandmother. She has another attack and my grandma rushed her to the ER again. This time they keep here and try to figure out what is wrong with her because the HIDA scan was normal.
Friday comes and Dad is set up to have a stress test done. They still don't know why he isn't passing out from the high blood pressure. So now he has to call the doc to be put on meds. Also on that day mother found out what was wrong with her. She has an inflammed pancreas and fatty liver disease. There isn't anything can do right now and set her up to have a PET test (to test her pancreas for cancer) done on Wednesday. They pump her full of pain meds and discharge her. After the PET test is done then she might be able to return to work and then needs to talk to the surgeon about having her gallbladder removed anyway. She is home now and sleeping in her own bed, which is something that she had been wanting since being put in the hospital. Now she is worried that she has cancer though she isn't show any other signs of the illness. I just hope the test comes back negative.
WHAT A FUN 2 WEEKS THIS HAS BEEN!!!!!!!!!!!
And now for your viewing pleasure, MY BRAIN!!!!!
I kinda look like a monkey. Where is my nose? lol