Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Not the Best Start to the New Year
New Year's Eve was a rough one with Jeff in lots of abdominal pain. We did everything we could to try and alleviate it. Nothing worked and it was a very long night with neither of us sleeping well. New Year's Day we knew that he needed to be seen, so I called our doctor's office. They were not working that day. I called Jaysn and we took Jeff to Quick Care...they were closed too. Jeff asked to go to the emergency room.
After a CT scan, and multiple tests, it was determined that he has an acute abdominal strain that he got at work on Friday night and that was the cause of his pain. Poor guy is having all kinds of trouble walking, sitting, standing. The doctor has him off for the rest of the week from work and then we will go from there and see how he is doing. Luckily his bosses are wonderful and the medical costs will be covered by L and I.
What I have learned from all of this is that we are so blessed to have our kids close and that Jaysn had the day off from work. He drove us to the hospital and back home again and help his dad into the car and back out again. My fibro fog was so bad that I did not dare drive Jeff to the hospital myself. I could not even fill out the L and I forms properly when we got there. Jaysn even filled our pellet stove for us and brought in another bag so I can scoop pellets out to fill the stove and not have to lift the whole bag.
I have also learned that I can push through a lot of pain when it comes to being there for the people that I love the most. I know that I will be flaring big time (it has already started but I am trying not to let on to my husband so that he will not overdo things) from very little sleep and lots of stress. I'm just praying he heals quickly...I hate to see my hubby in so much pain.