10.15.2008

:: The ER ::

:: It all started last Tuesday when Paul felt he had a head cold ::

:: He declined taking some extra pills as he felt that some good food {like an apple} and some rest {like 7 hours instead of 5} would cure his cold and aches ::

:: It didn't ::

:: By Friday night he was in some serious pain so I was able to give him a good dose of pills. They didn't touch the pain ::

:: We had friends over for breaky on Saturday followed by dinner at his parents place for Thanksgiving. We returned home to Paul worshiping the porcelain god aka: he was sick ::

:: That evening he took a total of 5 Tylenol 3's and 2 gravol and they didn't make this headache go away. Frankly the pain was so bad he couldn't sleep ::

:: By 5 am Sunday morning he was in so much pain he could barely stand. I called the nurses hot line and she asked how bad the pain was, he said that it was an 8 out of 10 and she also asked if it was the worse headache he had ever had...um, yes! She said she could only advise to go to the hospital as his pain was so severe. So we made the decision to head into the hospital ::


:: We get to the hospital and we're the only ones in the waiting room....this is good news! ::

:: He gets admitted and the doc comes to see him..long story short it took 5 doses of 4 different meds {fed intravenously} to get the headache to finally subside. The last drug was a double dose of morphine with gravol ::

:: We were in the hospital from 6:30 am - 11:30 am and he left feeling SO much better ::

:: The doc said that he had/has a sinus infection that went bad. The sinus infection got so bad that he got a headache and couldn't even feel the sinus infection. Now that the headache is gone he can now feel the affects of the sinus infection and he's now on antibiotics to clear that up ::

:: The doc also said that he would not have been able to fight this off by himself, he was too far gone ::

:: He is much better now and he now knows to take something for his headaches right away as it could turn really bad if he doesn't ::

11 comments:

Coby said...

Glad to hear Paul is feeling better. For feeling so lousy, he looked healthy in all the Thanksgiving pics you posted...yeah Paul!! Hope to see you guys soon.

Dustin and Chelsey said...

Shawna!!! That is so scary and crazy. I'm SO glad he felt better though. Good call on going to the hospital, that' salways my first thought! Good caretaking wifey!

Lisa B. said...

So I guess our self diagnosis of drink more coffee was WRONG!!!

Glad to hear you were in and out of the ER in a jiffy and that Pauly is on the mend.

Crystal said...

Yikes! Thats kind of scary:) Glad to hear he is feeling better and you survived your eventful Thanksgiving:)

God bless your second event tonight! I am sure you girls will have a blast!

Shawna said...

Thanks for all the well wishes ladies - I actually freaked out a bit...of course I didn't let him know that, but I was really scared!

It's hard to see your strong man so weak.

But it was a lesson learned to him to not ignore the signs his body is giving him!

Candice said...

I too once had a sinus infection gone bad. Only for me, my WHOLE forehead and cheeks swelled up and got all red. Let's just say I looked like a "Trekky". That was probably the worst pain in my head that I have ever had too. Glad to hear that he is somewhat on the mend :o)

PS..Wanted you to know that I ALWAYS read your blog, I just don't always have the chance to sign in and do the extra step of commenting. Somehow THREE boys keep me REALLY busy...what's up with that ?? *grin*

Nickie said...

I'm so glad to hear that he is doing better! Did you got to Surrey? If so, I just missed you! I was supposed to work until 730, but I shortened my shift and got off at 330 since I was hosting Thanksgiving!!

Carrie said...

Yikes...glad to hear he is on the mend!

Cathy said...

Glad to hear he is on the mend! Take care Paul!

Canadian Kristin said...

Oh no, poor Paul! So glad you finally got medicated and are on the mend. What a stressful and full day for you all!

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