Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Gratitude Project Days 17 & 18
This week I am very thankful for good doctors and medical insurance. I am thankful that we have doctors that will fit us in when we are sick or in pain. I am also thakful we have insurance & don't have to pay full price for visits and prescriptions. Ernie's trying to pass a kidney stone and had to go to the urologist yesterday for an xray. For a little while, we didn't know if he'd be coming home or if he'd be admitted into the hospital. When he called me at co-op and said I'd have to come pick him up because they were about to give him an iv to keep him from getting sick due to the pain, I was worried. I didn't know what to expect when I got there. The nurse decided to give him a shot and not an iv. When he got up to leave, I thought he was going to pass out. The nurse was helping him to the door to leave and he nearly passed out. She had me grab an office chair for him to sit in and called the doctor to see if he needed to go to the hospital. We left with orders to call the office on the way to the hospital, if he decided he needed to go and the doctor would admit him. I have never seen him in so much pain. I did more praying than I've done in a long time. For him and for me! Ha! Then last night Bella started coughing a ton and ended up vomitting because of mucus. When it rains, it pours! She started running fever today, so we went to our favorite pediatrician. She's got an upper respiratory infection again. She's had enough of them this fall! Every weather change seems to make her sick. Dr. Stanley said it's supposed to warm up again this weekend and then cool off again. Maybe since she'll already be on medicine, it won't get worse. He's trying her on a cough syrup with codeine this time. She's never been on that before. So far, she's not coughing much at all. I don't think she'll be able to take it during the day, though. It knocked her out in about 15 minutes and when she did wake up, she was so out of it. She's got to get well and Ernie does, too! We're having a big Thanksgiving meal at our house Saturday!