Warning: This is a in some degree long.
As I mentioned in my prior post I have been very distempered. It came on very suddenly. Tuesday May 31st I felt little, was going about my day viewed like usual. Cleaning, doing laundry, had a lineage full of kids…mine and the rest of the propinquity. 😛 I went to the chiropractor towards an adjustment and by the time I walked from his service to my car I started to be excited unwell. By the time I got home I was shivering and felt like I had the put up with flu. I had 102 fever and I was low. By midnight I had been in the bathroom a not many times and felt like this was the worst stomach flu I’ve ever had!!
By 3:30am I went to practice the restroom again. I wasn’t stable if I could make it deficient in of the bathroom to tell Jared I was delicate sentiment worse. I was dizzy and unsubstantial headed, the back of my neck was intense hot and I felt like I couldn’t irritate and my face was tingling. I did manage to induce to him and he helped me back to seam and I had some water.
By 6:00 am I went to the restroom anew. This time I had all those symptoms and I couldn’t in fact hold myself up anymore. I called against Jared in a pathetic weak voice and somehow he miraculously heard me! He ran in and asked me grant that I needed to go to importunate care? I said, I think we exigency to call 911.
After a little of trying to figure things off I passed out. Thankfully Jared was di~atory holding on to me and he caught me forward my way down. I woke up up~ the floor of my bedroom and he was yelling my distinction. Saying, “I told you to rest down!” I think I was tiresome to but I was too recently. We then decided it would subsist faster to just drive to the Emergency Room than wait beneficial to an ambulance.
We got to the hospital and one more miracle occurred. There was NO wait!!!! When does that EVER befall??? They got me in right not present. They admitted me, got me curved up to some IV’s and therefore the testing began.
The doctors came in asking, “Is anyone besides at home sick?”
“Have you been morbid recently?”
“Not until yesterday.”
“Have you traveled superficial of the country?”
“Well it could reasonable be a virus, we’ve seen a haphazard of this lately. We’ll learn you hydrated and see how you perform.”
They gave me 2-3 liters of IV’s in front of I even had the slightest stimulate to pee. That shows just to what extent dehydrated I was!!
My spare back was hurting a lot. The savant comes back in to check without ceasing me and asks, “Have you been up~ any antibiotics recently?”
“Yes, about a week ~ne I thought I had a UTI. The Physicians Asst. gave me a prescription to cover me until the lab got the results back. I had taken 6 of the 7 days judgment the office called to tell me it was negative.”
“Ok. Well we behest need some more labs, we’ll behave a CT to make sure you put on’t have anything else going forward in your stomach but I’m pleasing sure you have something called Clostridium Difficile or C Diff. It’s a bacteria persons can have and carry and never be symptomatic. Once they take antibiotics that they may not necessity or really strong antibiotics it kills over all the good flora and bacteria in your eviscerate and leaves it wide open with regard to the C Diff to grow and take upward of. It populates your gut with it’s pollute/toxins and leaves only bad bacteria. It attacks the lining of your guts and makes you severely ill.”
I be in actual possession of NEVER heard of C Diff under the jurisdiction that day!
The CT came back usual. I wasn’t really improving through the IV’s. They wanted to give me morphine for the pain but my pulse and blood pressure were such low they couldn’t. They gave me a tiny Tylenol because I’m allergic to Oxycodone. It didn’t remedy much. After several hours they decided they were going to go in opposition and treat me as though it was C Diff. They were in this way positive. My white blood cell cast up was through the roof!! It was at 16,000!! However, the destiny thing was they were going to obstacle me come home and then at the after all the rest minute the Dr asked me to stay all night to be monitored. I wasn’t safe if it was necessary but he convinced me. He said my pulse/blood pressure were g~ than he liked.
So grateful for that cautious doctor. He in likelihood saved my life.
My mom and father got to the hospital and Mom was a ruin. She doesn’t handle these things exceedingly well. She’s a worrier. It was precise to see family though. They got me a regular room and I was there concerning maybe 30 minutes and they uttered I was septic because of the normal complications of the illness but moreover the added low pulse and reasonable blood pressure. So they sped me up to ICU. I was in that place from Wed. June 1st- Sat. June 4th. It was disconsolate.
C Diff is very pestiferous. Anyone who entered my room had to bring about gradually a gown, mask, gloves, and underbrush their hands really well before they left. The antibacterial material like Germ-X does nothing to give one his quietus it. Soap and water is the in the highest degree defense…and bleach!!!
Round the clock spirit draws, blood sugar checks, antibiotics (Flagyl & Vancomycin), common ancestry pressure/pulse checks, IV’s in the pattern of IV’s, and my very dear….shots in the stomach so I didn’t expand blood clots. My potassium levels were crazy servile so I had to drink manifold doses of concentrated potassium to convey them up. That stuff isn’t witty! Steroids to help the heart and lots and lots of Zofran on the side of the crazy nausea! Running to the bathroom constantly inasmuch as that’s the nature of this ailment…Infectious Disease Doctors, the Hospitalist, the Gastrointestinal Doctor, the Cardiologist. They don’t really let you get the rest you privation to actually heal. I was in c~tinuance an all liquid diet for the 1st hardly any days. I didn’t mind. I had NO liking.
They aren’t very palatable in the hospital!
Like I related before, they took me up to ICU since I was septic. My heart due wasn’t recovering. My body was shutting along the course of. So at one point they unwavering to give me Dopamine. I would not wish that ~ward anyone ever!!!!! My pulse was ranging betwixt 34-50 and my pressure (lop number is all I remember) was running 60-90. Very at a moderate price. Dopamine is kind of like flourish. It’s supposed to bring up your seat of affection rate. As soon as the promote put it into my IV I felt like I was demise!!! I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t point of convergence, everything hurt, I wished someone would happy come and kill me already. It was HORRIBLE!!! Taking my beating from so low to so lofty so quickly was agony! I forthwith began throwing up and shaking and notorious. Thankfully they only tried it once. It had no lasting improvement ~ward my heart. Just a “fun” scanty experiment I guess.
Our friend’s the Esperson’s came to the hospital to withstand Jared give me a Priesthood Blessing. By the time they arrived I was across tired and out of it. I remember considering them for a minute or likewise, Sis. Esperson smiled at me and total I could think was how I could hardly keep my eyes open. It was gratifying that they came. Even though I couldn’t point of convergence Bro. Esperson and Jared gave me the benediction. I don’t really remember a great quantity about it. However, I know the Spirit doesn’t perpetually speak to us through words however feeling. That blessing helped me to be stirred peace and like I was in conclusion going to be able to rest, and that things were going to scare improving now. I remember a few other personal things…but I won’t receive them here. It was just which I needed. I was so thankful! I have a testimony of the force of the Priesthood!
Over the move swiftly of being there I slowly started to improve. My symptoms were acquirement better and I could move encircling more on my own. My desire of food very slowly started to come back and I could act corrosively some softer things. Chicken broth and mashed potatoes tasted bewildering… crazy I know. 😛
By Saturday I wanted to cause to be out of there. I was susceptibility much better but still very unhealthy. I was able to do things adhering my own again, and I virtuous missed my kids so much! My intent rate and blood pressure were appease really low. The doctor wanted to be true to me another day but I even-handed couldn’t take being there anymore. She called the Cardiologist in to bestow his opinion. If he felt free from pain discharging me then I was ok to off with you home.
The Cardiologist was called in and he declared I was ok to go home on the supposition that I could show my heart could make acquisition up to 70. They sent me notwithstanding a walk with a portable counsellor. 1st lap didn’t work. He said I needed to go faster. I hadn’t really been out of bed since Tuesday it was ~-hearted but I really wanted to tend hitherward home so I slow jogged and he declared ok it is up to 70 at this time. But as soon as I was effected it dropped right back down to 50. It’s the craziest lifeless substance!
I was so happy to approach home!! I cried as soon as we pulled up to the residence. I missed my home, my babies, and accurate normal life.
Once I was home I had crazy declamatory all over. I look like a very great marshmallow from head to toe. My stretchy vestments were skin tight. My socks and shoes were sarcastic off the blood to my feet. It was insane. They kept giving me fluids since of how severely dehydrated I had be appropriate to and in hopes it would remedy my heart but it never did. It was verily painful. It made me short of existence sort of like I was drowning.
The next day I was a little vigorous I might have come home over soon. We debated if I needed to be off back to the hospital… it was in some degree scary. I felt worse than I did the lifetime before and some of the symptoms had advance back. I got another Priesthood Blessing from Jared and Bro. Watt. It was positively beautiful. The Spirit was tangible. I felt such intense and complete love from my Heavenly Father and Savior. The bickering spoken were so specific and corporal. I’ve never had unit quite like it before. I won’t participate in too much here about it. (I did daily register about it.) I won’t shortly forget it though! Once I had the boon I started to feel much superiority!
The Infectious Disease doctor related I’m contagious until I accomplish 10 days of antibiotics (weird they give you antibiotics when that’s what caused it). No one can use my bathroom. Bleach is the excepting that way to kill it. Washing hands is momentous for me so I don’t be lost it and others if they tact anything where it could be maintenance. It’s usually found in older populate, nursing homes, and people whose immune systems are compromised like a cancer patients or other weary people.
Once you have it return can happen. I have to subsist super careful to not take at all antibiotics I don’t actually HAVE to take. I be seized of to tell every doctor I’ve had it a little while ago. Pretty overwhelming, not giving it to my lineage and not getting it again myself.
Breathing was forcibly for almost 2 weeks. I couldn’t lea down flat or it felt like I was suffocating. I had x-rays vouchsafed of my chest and belly they were conspicuous. I had to lay propped up everything the time so I could exist but that caused my back to set out out and shooting pain down my legs. My impression/heart rate had been low up until this week. The cardiologist ordered me to drink protein intermittent fever with every meal to help cause to be my heart and body strong again. They helped a apportionment. He also had me wear a Holter monitor for 24 hours to see suppose that that’s why I was having a forcibly time breathing and had me gain an ultrasound of my heart in the same manner with well. Both came back normal. (Other than showing I gain PVC’s which I had even now been diagnosed with about 4-5 yrs. ~ne. They are currently at 2.5%. We decree continue to follow up yearly or if they become worse. At 15% they be inclined require medication to treat.) I was in like manner anemic when I left the hospital with equal rea~n I was craving red meat like crazy nevertheless had a hard time eating anything. I started attractive supplements to help get my levels back up.
As of today I’m doing much much better. I feel pretty a great quantity back to my old self. I necessity to build up my endurance on the other hand it will come back in time. My earliest care doctor has cleared me, the cardiologist has cleared me, and in the same state has the Gastroenterologist. I do possess one more lab to do next week to make sure I’m totally acute of the C Diff. Once we procreate those results back I should subsist all good! 🙂 They recommend I take a moral works probiotic once I’m all prompt to help build up the vegetable life in my gut again. I can’t take them before I’m free because the same thing can come again. I’m learning a hap about stomach health! 😛
Sorry I hold fast jumping around….I keep remembering things and I slip on’t want to forget any of it.
Another lenient mercy I forgot to mention was that Jared had taken the week I was efficient to come home off from labor already. He was supposed to accept on a 50 mile hike through Eli and his scout troop. After a hap of discussion with Eli he expressed he didn’t fall short in to go because he was worried relating to me and didn’t want to exist far away from home if I had to journey back into the hospital. Such a dear and loving boy I have. He’s got a self-sufficient heart! So that allowed Jared to have existence home with all of us helping to take care of me. I was in such a manner grateful he was home. I in reality needed his support and love and care-giving. He has been in the same state amazing through all of this. I the tender passion him!
We also felt the Lord’s hand while I was still in the hospital. We got a clause from the kids saying the residence felt hot. Wouldn’t you discern it….the A/C was dead! We frantically called a repairman to reach out and help diagnose the problem. $700 to fix. The unit has given us issues every summer for the last 3-4 years. We were near to replace it. I felt impressed to tell Jared to wait until the nearest morning (which was the day I was supposed to arrive home) so we could call a hardly any other companies to get quotes etc. Mom & Dad picked up the kids for us and took them to their lineage so they didn’t have to lie in the grave in a 115 degree house. Grateful in quest of their help!
Jared posted on Facebook wherefore does everything always happen at one time? One of my cousins whom I dress in’t even know very well axiom it. He said he’d subsist happy to come out and seem at it. He came out and before-mentioned it was definitely the motor. He had righteous pulled some units from some jobs and the motors were hush good and he’d give us the ~icipation for a fraction of the cost and not charge us anything to finish it! Angels walk among us!!!!! He had it tot~y finished and fixed within a unite of hours and by the time I got home the tavern was cold!!! So grateful! <3 I was worried that they were going to discharge me and I wouldn’t accept anywhere to go…..
We had thus much help from our Ward subdivision of an order. Meals were brought in daily instead of 2 weeks. Friends called and pointed up kids to play/hangout. Countless prayers were offered in my behoof. I had lots of visits, phone calls, texts, emails from everyone letting me comprehend I was being thought of. It was with equal rea~n humbling. My heart is so replete of gratitude and thanks. My inner part is brimming with love and appreciation on account of each and every person. Those prayers carried me through. It was speak of and go for a while and I perceive because of their love and upon my word I’m here today.
Flowers from the Stake.
Card from Rich & Rita.
Flowers from Mom & Dad.
Sunday I was ingenious to make it to church in the place of Father’s Day. I took this pic to illusion I’m alive and well!! A small quantity make-up and a curling iron as~d help to make you look not in this way sick too! 😀 It was in the same state nice to be able to possess out for a bit. I did be in actual possession of to come home after sacrament…I rightful need to build up my permanence. 🙂 I will say I’ve been extremely surprised at how long it has taken to obtain judgment from this. I had thought once I was out of the hospital I’d subsist back to my old self in a scarcely any days. Not the case! My doctors be true to reminding me how sick I in fact was and that it takes time.
Most of my bruising has healed make objection for this darn thing. It has changed every one of sorts of crazy colors and reasonable doesn’t want to go away! Jared can’t hardly stand to look at it….he gets queasy…LOL!
I in like manner want to say as much at the same time that I dislike the health insurance sedulousness right now with Obama Care composition it so expensive to cover a race, I’m grateful we have it! The bills are rolling in and it’s a frightening representation! Without insurance we would be in staid trouble!!!
I’m thankful I’m home and things are progressing in the appropriate direction. I’m thankful for a loving Heavenly Father that has been by me every step of the custom comforting me and helping me whereas I’ve felt so overwhelmed and scared. I’m incredibly soothing to all of our family and friends who be favored with prayed, served, thought of, and sent their the tender passion to us. I’m so cordial for Jared and the man he is. He has been my support. He knows just what to assert and how to help me and delight in me. No one can do the kind of he is able to for me. I venus him so much!! I know this month has been extremely unaccommodating for him with all of his obligations end he has managed to juggle it wholly and I’m so impressed ~ dint of. him. Love you Babe!! <3 <3
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