Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dave's Update

Dave went to see his surgeon today! The doc was very pleased with Dave's progress. Surgery is scheduled for June 11 which means he should be well enough to travel with me to get our boys from China!!!

Keep those prayers coming!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Just a little update

Dave has been sick. On May 1st he did not feel very good. Said it felt like a bad case of the flu, I had to work Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday nights so Dave was home with the girls. He continued to feel bad so I would come home from work and get the girls up, dressed and fed and then wake Dave up about 10:30 so I could sleep for a few hours before going back to work. Then when I got up would have to feed the girls and get them ready for bed before going back to work.

On Monday the 5th of May I called his doctor because he was not any better and Dave looked like death warmed over. Well the doctor did some blood test and sent us home. Wednesday the the 7th the doctor's office called and said the doctor wanted to see Dave again so we went back in. He ran some more blood work and told Dave he wanted a CAT scan of his abdomen then gave us a referral and sent us home. I called and scheduled the CAT scan and the soonest they could get us in was the next afternoon.

Thursday afternoon on the 8th we went in at 2:30 for the CAT scan, the long and the short of the story is Dave did not have the flu but a partially ruptured gall bladder. They sent us straight to the Emergency Room in the Hospital. The surgeon was very surprised. He said he had never seen anyone that had gotten that far as they are usually in so much pain that the come in much sooner. He was admitted to the hospital and started on IV antibiotics. They were unsure how long Dave would have to stay but the surgeon said Dave's belly was so "hot" it was to dangerous to operate on and would do IV antibiotics to attempt to "calm it down" so they can operate and take the gall bladder out under better circumstances.

He ended up staying only 48 hours which the doctor was quite surprised about and then sent him home on oral antibiotics. He goes the 20th for a follow up appointment with the surgeon. He still does not feel very good and had more sick days than he can handle! We are just praying this all gets taken care of and Dave gets well and returns to his normal happy self.