Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ER....the real life version

UPDATE: as of 9:35pm tonight...I just spoke to my regular Dr. and he said he's reviewed the films from my CT scan today. It looks like the area of concern, is so small that surgery at this point is not the best course of action. A 3 wk round of antibiotics IS. So, tomorrow I start with medication. No more visits to the hospital are in the cards, unless for some reason things should get worse while on medication.

I visited the ER today. A constant nagging pain on my left side (side that I had all my bariatric surgery stuff on) lead me to the hospital. A few hours, an IV, 3 Dilaudid pain shots, xrays and a CT scan revealed: an abcess under my diaphragm with inflamation and fluid build up (pleural effusion). I was discharged with instructions to go see my regular Dr. tomorrow. So, that's the plan. Possible hospital admission tomorrow to drain fluid. Will know more after tomorrow's "exciting" visit.

Thank you for your prayers. Thanks Amorette for watching Luke. I owe you big time.

Heather

4 comments:

Lynn-Ashton and John's mom said...

So glad you'll be able to take care of it with antibiotics--I bet you were freaked!

Perez Family Spot said...

YOU ARE WELCOME!! I love ya'll like family and you don't owe me a thing, chica!! (except to celebrate my b-day with me when you feel better, lol) Call me first thing in the a.m. to let me know how you are feeling and if I need to keep Luke for a while so you can sleep. Tristan has school tomm. Goodnight and glad you don't need surgery!!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you won't have to go to the hospital.
Hopefully, that will take of everything.


Dana

Lisa said...

I am praying that the antibiotics do the trick. I'm sure they will. What a scare.