Sep 26, 2009 - 8:01 pm
I just thought I'd let everyone know that I am in the hospital again at Mercy, in my local town. At this point I don't have any surgical needs so we are staying in town because they did not think I was stable enough to make the trip to Mayo. As for why I'm here....I was throwing up bile all night (Thurs. evening), and had been doing so for quite a few nights. So, once about 5:00 a.m. hit, I was really struggling, my heart was beating really fast and I couldn't catch a breath. So Patrick loaded me in the car and brought me to the emergency room. They automatically started working with me, as my oxygen level was barely 80% and my heart rate was 190-200....yikes!! They immediately did an ekg and an ultrasound of my heart, and chest x-rays. I was admitted to the icu, where I am now...they put an ng tube in to get rid of the bile that is building up in my stomach, they're not sure why it's doing that, partly what they're trying to figure out. Also, I have pneumonia in my lungs, and fluid around one of my lungs, so they also inserted another one of those darn chest tubes. As for now they have me on antibiotics to get rid of infection, they are giving me nutrients through a central line as I cannot have anything by mouth besides ice chips. I guess that's about all I know at this point, they're keeping an eye on me and trying to figure out exactly what's going on. Hope to talk to you all soon!