Not the way we wanted to end our Sunday, nor begin this week ahead, but we are glad to have caught the infection that began attacking my #port
site before it got too serious, and to be sure that any partial #obstruction
in my bowels hadn't grown to be serious.
I came in, praying, but knowing things would be ok & that our #prayers
were being heard...
We got back to the room, & the frustration kicked in. I spent time feeling so angry about being in the ER, about past ER experiences (which is why we came to this one out of the others), & about my situation overall, complaining about whatever care I might or might not receive, before anything was even set-in-stone.
Now, I lie here having had my port de-accessed, a Peripheral IV inserted in my arm, blood drawn, & scans taken...3-5 bags hanging above me, monitors & pumps as well...2 liters of saline to #hydrate
& help me stop passing out with all my vomiting & inability to hold oral fluids...nausea #medication
to stop vomiting... magnesium & potassium for labs that came back low...& antibiotics to combat the infection.
I will lose my current port, but will have a new one placed within the next couple of days, thanks to the ER #physician
& staff who made calls to confirm, lessening the stress for us to get the #procedure
alone... I don't have air around the site or an obstruction that is too intense...& I will have the #supplements
lacking in my blood, as well as something that will hopefully combat this infection before it can further spread.
I am so grateful for answered prayers. I'm thankful for parents who spend the night in uncomfortable chairs to make sure I'm ok while I'm passing out 4 or 5 times, for varied amounts of time. I'm thankful for family who spent time with us & helped in any way they could before we left. I'm thankful that though we must endure this terrible storm & #affliction,
we have guidance from the #scriptures,
modern day prophets, angels on the other side of the veil, & our Father in Heaven.
I was murmuring, but even though I'd much rather not be here at all, it happened & I choose to be thankful. Love you all, my dear friends. Be safe out there! 💪❤️🙏 #TheLifeOfARecoveringAthlete