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No George Clooneys at my ER

Monday, June 16, 2008


I had varying titles for this blog:

No Father's Day for Poor DH,
Danger Dog Curse Strikes Again, and even
Cranberry Juice Doesn't Work.

It seems that each time a new SP 5% challenge starts (I am a proud Danger Dog), I wind up at my local hospital. This weekend it was for a kidney infection, very special. I have no way to describe it other than it felt like the back labor I experienced with dd1. The Avmed RN I called actually said: "Are you sure you are not pregnant." Yeah, I'm sure !!

Friday a.m. I began experiencing what I thought was a UTI and started pumping the cranberry juice, not wanting to have to go on antibiotics again. Peed a whole bunch on Saturday and by late night starting having the abdominal back pains. Woke up dh at 1:30 a.m. to drive me to the ER and then paced the hallways until 4:30 a.m. when they finally took me in. Saturday night is definitely not the best time to visit the ER. Dh had to go home to be with dds, so I was by myself (nothing he could have done) crying and pacing trying to be comfortable, sitting was more painful. There were people who were in the ER when I arrived, that were just being seen Sunday when I was finally sent home. After running all the tests they gave me a course of IV antibiotics at the hospital and sent me home to bed. Where I stayed, leaving poor dh alone doing laundry and managing the kids for Father's Day. He is a peach though and was wonderful about it.

So I may be limping the walk a bit this week but alls well that ends well. I hope your weekends were a little less exciting (and painful) !!

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  • KARBIE18
    Oh my! Fortunately, my Sunday was WAY less eventful. I'm a little late reading this because of my trip, but I'm glad to hear you are on the road to recovery.
    4410 days ago
    Good blog!
    YIKES! Well, my weekend was DEFINITLY less painful, albiet a little 'blurry' as we went out and I really went overboard on drinking DH's drink!!! UH OH
    Oh, and you've got to really read the label on the cranberry juice - make sure it is 100% cranberry JUICE not COCKTAIL (a LOT of water added in plus sugar and other crud!) if it's too tart you can always add some 100% apple juice.
    And, can I add .... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATER!!!!!!!
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    4411 days ago
    Hi Deb,
    I was wondering how you were doing! Actually I was more concerned about your contact lens - I had no idea all this was going on. Sorry you had such a horrible time! I hope you are feeling much better now...
    4412 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Hoooooly *(R#&%(~, Deb!!!!

    And there I thought I'd had a "bad" weekend because I totally binged. :) Thanks for helping me get things back in perspective - that kind of pain has to be awful!

    Hope you feel better soon! Congratulations on at least "limping" the walk, rather than lying down for a snooze like I did! :)


    4412 days ago
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