Friday, July 6, 2018

Crazy week

Reagan was in great spirits all through her hospital stay but we knew it wouldn't last forever. Tuesday she started getting more serious and tense. Wednesday (the 4th of July) she woke up even more tense and then the tears started up. She was miserable all day that day, which sucks because we had a house full of people over to celebrate. Pain medicines weren't helping for more than an hour or so at a time, so there was a lot of breakthrough pain. Finally as the night rolled around, she seemed to be sleeping without the aid of medicine. She dozed off on her mat with me lying beside her and we didn't dare move her...thankfully she slept through the night. She woke up Thursday calm but still very tense/stressed. Mike was off for the day and we were about to take Ryan to his swim lesson, when I got a call from her nurse. She asked me to come upstairs, something was wrong...with her (not Reagan). I ran upstairs and found her sitting laid back in a chair, sweating profusely and saying she was having chest pains. We called 911 and an ambulance/firetruck came very quickly (good to know) and they assessed her and decided to take her to the hospital. So crazy. I'm glad we were here and able to get her the help she needed ASAP. She ended up needing emergency surgery, so time was of the essence. I'm guessing she's going to be out for a while. Very scary, considering she was fine only minutes before. Today Reagan had her long awaited lab check in the hematology clinic. I'm glad they did it there as the nurses were very experienced in drawing blood and we got the lab results back within 10min. Her hemoglobin was 8.5 (it was 7.6 when we left the hospital); it's still low but trending up so that's a very good thing. For now we are just going to keep her on the iron supplements and follow up with hematology again in two weeks. Monday we have an appt with her GI doc to discuss what could have possibly caused her hemoglobin levels to drop this much in a year. The only idea I have is the change in formula. We'll see. So crazy. It's been a CRAZY week. Glad to be done with it.

1 comment:

Clarissa R. West said...

Glad she is improving and praying it continues!
Crazy about the nurse!