Monday, September 8, 2008

Night at the ER

I had to go to the emergency room yesterday around 5:30pm. I woke up feeling bad, and was having some dizziness when I was walking around. I laid down and started feeling better, and then it started again when I got back up to do some things. There were several times yesterday where I felt like I was going to pass out. I knew it was my blood pressure again, and I knew I was dehydrated, so I laid down, elevated my legs and starting sipping some water. I was also very nauseous so I couldn't drink that much without the feeling of wanting to throw up. 

Jason took my blood pressure and it was 90/70. I laid around the house for about another hour, and then got up again hoping I could get ready to go to the night service at our church. Everything went black for a moment walking back to my bedroom. I knew then that it was time for an ER trip to get some fluids.

I got to the back pretty quickly, but they were so busy, that it took 4 1/2 hours to do everything they needed to do. They always run diagnostics even though I know what I need. They just want to make sure they aren't missing anything, so of course, I had to get a chest xray, an EKG, and blood work. I also needed Phenergan for the nausea that I'd been having all day, and some IV morphine for the fibromyalgia pain. Whenever I'm dehydrated, my fibro pain gets so much worse.

We got home a little after 10... just in time to get Casey to bed. She loves coming to the ER/doc/anything medical with me. She wants to go into the medical field when she grows up and she can't get enough of it! Not that she wants her mom sick... but if I've got to go, then she wants to go watch. :)

It is amazing what a little bit of fluids do for you. I felt so much better when I got home. I still had some pain and a little nausea, but I didn't feel as weak, and I could walk around without feeling like I was going to faint. I am going to try to drink a lot of water today, so this doesn't repeat itself anytime soon.

I find out if I will be getting dialysis next week. I see my nephrologist on the 16th about it. We will make the decision then. Since my weight is down even more, and my strength has also been down, I'm thinking he is going to lean toward some dialysis before transplant instead of just jumping right into transplant. I think he said I would only need a couple of months of it.


Amy said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better!!! I hate being dehydrated! I think it is the worst feeling in the world!!!!!!!! Who would think that a few liters of fluids could make that much of a difference LOL!

Your daughter sounds awesome! I wish her the best of luck in the medical field. We need more people who are passionate about wanting to work in the field and not doing it for the money.


Lisa J. said...

I am so sorry you had to make a trip to the ED but am glad they got you feeling better! I am praying over healing for you! And your daughter sounds amazing to want to do that.

Somer Love said...

Drink lots and feel better soon!

Stacy said...

Oh Christy, sorry you having a rough time, hope you are feeling much better real soon :) Keeping you in my prayers!! LY Stac

Shea said...

I'm so sorry you had to go to the hosp, but I am glad you feel better. Too bad you can not keep some fluids at home so you can do it yourself.

Anonymous said...

DRINK UP MY GIRL! h20 all the way. glad it helped...hope you are feeling better. love you and thank you for my bday you!

Leslie said...

That's such a bummer that you haven't been feeling well and had to go to the ER. Glad you feel a bit better now. I'll be praying for you, especially as you await dr. visits and what the next steps will be. Take care!!