Sunday, February 07, 2010

Ross had kidney stones this morning.

I've never seen him in so much pain... it was awful. He woke up in a little pain at 5 or 6 and went downstairs... I noticed he was out of bed earlier than he needed to be for a Sunday but since I can't really think before 8am, I didn't wonder. Then he calls out at like 7 from downstairs, "Lillie! I need help---", I come out and see him lying on the living room floor--- "You need to take me to the emergency room."

I was worried the ER would have a long wait and lots of crazies like it does in the movies, so we decided to do the Urgent Care instead. Unfortunately they didn't open 'till 8, which left Ross throwing up and writhing in pain on the bathroom floor for an hour. Then after waiting at the door to be the first patient in, they took one look at him and his sweaty, ghostly white face and told us to go to the Emergency Room. (It was that or his pajama pant, holey t-shirt and sockless running shoe look.) Either way, bummer.

They took him right in at the ER, and by the time I took the girls to a friend's house and came back, he was lying in a hospital bed calm and peaceful. No moving or wincing or moaning or WRITHING... that really is the only word that describes it. I touched his arm to see if he was awake and he opened his eyes --"they've got me on some wicked good drugs." Oh the miracles of medicine. I was so grateful.

They took him in for a cat scan and then dosed him up a little more when he was still having a bit of pain. Then again--- peace. Ahhh....

The Doctor came in and explained that the biggest one, a 5mm stone had just passed through his something-or-other (the painful part- some tubes below the kidney but before the bladder?) and the worst was over. Phew. There are a few more in his kidneys still but they're little and hopefully won't cause pain like the last one.

So he's had like a dozen glasses of water today and lots of rest and some good drugs and we're CROSSING our fingers that it's over. Cross yours too?

10 comments:

Alysa@atticgals.blogspot.com said...

How awful! I was wonderful where you guys were today. Missing you. That is awful to see your love one go through. Tell Ross he is in our prayers. Love you guys!

Lacy said...

Oh Lillie! That is terrible! I can't wait for the sun to come up on the west coast so I can call you!

Sarie said...

That's HORRIBLE. But kinda like childbirth.

momMYsliceoflife said...

Figers crossed! That sounds just awful!

Lindsay Griffeth said...

Oh, that's terrible! I hope he's feeling ALL better by now.

My fingers are crossed.

Lowdogg said...

Did you do this on purpose? To keep him home this weekend?

Shameful!

missy said...

That is terrible! Glad the worst is over. I kept thinking the same as Sarie's comment and then she mentioned it. that's the closest a man can get to it? Although you make it sounds worse.

Feel better Ross!

Sweet Life to Live said...

That sounds awful! I can't imagine that kind of pain! Hopefully he's feeling better! :)

TnD said...

I wondered why you guys weren't at the Superbowl party. I don't know if that would have helped his condition much though. Feel better Ross.

Ambyr said...

Oh no! Thank goodness for drugs! I would have been freaking out if Tyler were acting like that. And the whole time I was reading this I was thinking about that friends episode where Joey has kidney stones... Tell Ross we love him!