Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lot's going on today

This morning I meet with the Dr to see what he wants to do about Philip and this awful pain issue and weakness he has going on in his left side. There is some added stress of this appt because of my last appt This will be the first time I see him since that appt.
I pray for a clear answer for Philip and a understanding from the doctor. I think it has been good that I have not seen him for a few weeks because I have a little different thought about it. If he does not get where I was coming from then he is not the right DR for Philip. But deep down the idea of knowing he is the best one to do it makes me know I need this appt to go the way it needs to go. I am trying to hand it over to God. He knows what is best even when I think I know better.

Something scary has happened and I need to ask for prayers, once again. Over this last week Jim has had some issues with his BP. The reason we know this is because he has had a few Dr appts. A week ago Jim had a scan of his back due to some back pain. It was found he had a disc problem and they suggested he see a Dr for a epidural. We were excited that they would be able to treat it this way before even thinking of any surgery options. At that appt his BP was very high. The DR said it was due to pain. When they did the scan his BP was very high again. The following day at the epidural place his pressure was high but they said he was nervous. The day of the scan they had to give him meds to get it down. So two days ago he felt bad and ended up in the ER with his BP real high they gave him a pill...I can not think of the name..under the tongue and it went down and he came home. I called and had him a appt this morning with his DR to get to the bottom of this. Last night he started sweating real bad and felt like he was going to pass out. He said I needed to call 911. Of course that scared me too death. I got him to sit down and got his dad here. he got him to the ER and his BP was 225/155. They gave him meds non stop and it stayed up. I spoke with the DR and they were taking him to a cat scan to rule out a clot. He has been admitted in the heart wing. Of course here I am not able to sit up from my operation. Loading up on pain meds for a 8 am appt to see the Dr for Philip. And just not sure what I needed to do last night. His mom was stern with me that I needed to be well enough to do Philip's appt today and my treatment today. I have been sick all week from the operation and the treatment last week. So I am not sure I would of been any help. Plus the germs in the ER could of been really dangerous for me. BUT..today something is going to happen. I am NOT going to NOT know if he is okay..I hate not being there with him. I had thought that the heart center is not as sickly with germs ...I could slip up for a few minutes and just make sure he is okay.
He has never had BP issues. And even with all the stress meds would be taking it down. I am scared something is going to happen to him.
I am so thankful he is in the right place and they are taking such good care of him.
My mom is coming tonight. Thank Goodness.
I know this is all going to be okay. But I slept none of any and I just feel real on edge. baby steps...first get this appt done and over with. I am so over thinking about it. Then get to the bottom of what is wrong with Jim , Get him fixed and well and HOME. Then get my treatment. Stock up on SF frozen pops ...and start fresh tomorrow. Can I get a Amen?

17 comments:

annie kelleher said...

hey amy - ty so much for hte sandals they arrived safe and sound and in plenty of time to wear them!!! the snow is still six inches deep here even if we had a taste of spring yesterday. i dont know much to say beyond hang in there, honey ... times like these i try to remember the words of mother theresa... "i know god won't give me more than i can handle but i sometimes wish he didn't trust me quite so much." xoxoxox... you are loved.... annie

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness Amy!! I pray things go well with the app and that they get to the root of Jim's BP problems.

Aspiemom said...

Oh my goodness, Amy! You have something huge going on on every front! I'll pray for Phillip's dr. appt and for your husband's BP & the doctors, and for your pain and recovery...and peace of mind!

I am so sorry for all that you guys are going through!

p.s. Can I Paypal to your e-address?

Amy Dungan (Sparky's Girl) said...

Oh my Amy. We will certainly add Jim to our prayers. Such a scary thing to happen... and on top of everything else you are dealing with. (((HUGS))

April said...

Oh, Amy! I am speechless! Can life get any tougher for you...bless your heart. I am so very sorry to hear what's going on with Jim now and I trust and pray that he is in very good hands. I will keep him close in my prayers.

I will, also, be praying for you AND Phillip as you go to his doctor's appointment this morning. Please let the doctor be willing and capable enough to do whatever it takes to help ease his pain. I pray that you, too, will have the strength to get to the appointment and you'll start feeling better, physically and emotionally, very soon.

Please keep us updated on Jim's condition...I'm very concerned, but I know that God is watching closely over him. KEEP THE FAITH!!!!

bluesuede said...

As always, I am praying for you and your entire family. I hope that today will bring answers to so many of your questions.

Kat said...

Prayers for you and your family, Amy...Jim is where he needs to be right now and I'm sure he is in good hands. Take care of yourself. Hope all goes well for Philip today and Jim will be OK. We are all here for you. Bless you.

Melissa said...

Amen. I hope today goes well. I'll keep praying that things settle down for you guys soon!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

yea, mom...enjoy your visit!

misty said...

Amen,girl.Special prayers today for the appt, the new issues with Jim and your continued treatment and recovery. I hope you get some clear answers for Philip, find out what is going on with Jim and they get him fixed, and that you feel better soon. That is a good outlook, to focus on one thing at a time, we know you can do it and God will help you through. We will keep praying, take care!

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy
I have never posted before, but have been reading your blogs for a long time. Your posts always touch me but this one broke my heart.
I will be praying that you get through this day and that your husband is ok and all goes well with Phillip.
You have so much strength to deal with all of this

Gran to Angels said...

Amen and again I say Amen!!! There is your Amen and then some!!! Yes Amy there are prayer warriors all over the world lifting you and your family!! God Bless you!!!

Prudentia said...

AMEN. Praying like crazy here, Amy.

Charmaine said...

Amen, Sending prayers and more prayers. I am so happy to hear your mom is coming, I know you will need the help, take care of yourself. Hope you heard what you needed to hear at Phillip's appt. and that Jim is home soon.

SueEllen in Dallas said...

Sending hugs and prayers from Texas to your entire family...

JANE said...

Oh Amy,
Girl you know you are always in my prayers! Hope to hear good news about Jim and Philip. Stay strong and yea Mom for coming!!

Deni said...

oh Amy... my heart just aches for you.. I am so sorry that you keep having all these things piled up on you. It doesn't seem fair at all. :( I wish I had answers and fixes for you.. but you and I both know that's impossible.
All I can say is that you are an amazing woman, and mother and wife... and God must know how strong you are... I totally believe he only gives us what we can handle whether we feel like we're handling it or not... and the fact that you are still surviving through all of this speaks volumes. What would crush so many of us, has had you rise up with flying colors. I am so proud of you for your realness and your strength. I don't care if you don't feel strong... you are!!! I'm honored to be considered your friend and even if we never see each other in person on this earth.. I know I'll find you wearing lots of golden, jeweled crowns up in heaven someday and I'll be in awe as I say "I knew that girl"!!!

Love you,
Deni