Another late night in the ER
Yesterday, my hubby and I had gone to see my dad's lawyer for the reading of the will, after it was done and we were heading home, my hubby, Joe, had extreme pain in his abdomen. He's had this before, it's due to the surgery he had Dec of 2005 for the esophageal cancer removal. We arrived at the ER around 5:30pm and they were full so they offered for Joe to sit in a wheelchair and he declined, said pain was too intense to sit, so they offered for him to lay down on one of the waiting area's sofas. It was 90 minutes before they could come get to him to take him back to the ER area. Then it was another hour before they brought him a pain med. Of course, by this time, it had been a long time since the pain had started and it took 4 shots of the delauted to phase the pain. The pain had gotten way ahead of the ability to control it. They waited a full hour between each shot to allow time to let the pain med work. They admitted him overnight after they stuck a tube down his nose to suction off what contents he had in his 'stomach'. They gave Joe a dose of pain med every 2 hours throughout the night. This pain he has has been a mystery to all the doctors and medical persons he's seen. May 18 he has an appointment to see the doc where he had the surgery. I really am holding out hope that they will have some anwers since they've had other patients who've had this type of surgery.
Anyway, Joe didn't get any sleep until after 5am when the pain was gone enough to let him sleep.
Needless to say, I am wasted tired.
It seems that when it rains, it pours!!!