Tuesday, October 14, 2008

E.R. visit...

Hello...here I sit with a POUNDING headache this morning. I figured this would be the easiest way to let almost everyone be aware of what happened yesterday. Yes...it was Klous' birthday...and everything was great until about 3:00 p.m...Ryan went to class around 1:30 and Klous & I fell asleep for a nap...he was in his bed and I was on the couch. I slept fine...but when I woke up, my head was pounding...my right side of my mouth was numb and starting to tingle...I couldn't focus...when Ryan came home from class, I was saying OFF THE WALL things and couldn't get any of the right words out. It was weird...but did I think anything of it at first...NO. So we went to the Pumpkin Patch...met Shauna & Zack there and had a good time...Papa Bob called to talk to Klous and wish him a Happy Birthday...I couldn't even talk to him, because I was making absolutely NO sense at all. I just laughed at myself for being so stupid, but Ryan was really starting to worry. We got done there...went to get some dinner...and after ordering our food, I had to run to the bathroom and throw up...it was nasty...when I came out...I was trying to look at Shauna and couldn't see her...my "perifrial" vision was all screwed up on the right side and I couldn't see her...I couldn't talk to her about anything because I was screwing everything up...by this time I was REAL frustrated and worried. I started crying...and didn't know what to do. Shauna offered to take Klous so we could go to the "Urgent Care" and see what was going on...that was very nice of her...so we headed over there. It wasn't getting any better...headache was a lot worse...I couldn't get anything out to talk to Ryan...I tried writing a text message on my phone and couldn't spell anything or hit any of the right buttons. When we got there they were pretty nervous about it, especially with me being 33 weeks prego...having some possible symptoms of a STROKE...and other worries...so they sent us to the ER. After getting there...doing some tests...the doctor said it didn't sound like a stroke...THANK GOODNESS...and that it was "just" a major migraine. All the nerves on my right side were screwed up and causing all these issues...so he ordered us to go to ANOTHER hospital and have me do an MRI to make sure it wasn't anything more serious...luckily it wasn't. And just for the record...MRI's SUCK...that's just my opinion though!! So by the time that was over...it was like 10:15-10:30 p.m...and the doctor wanted to see us again back at the ER...so we went back up there...sat around for 45 minutes waiting for him to come in...the medicine had finally kicked in and was really helping...I was able to relax...sleep a little...and concentrate. My words were still retarded and I couldn't really talk...but things were improving slowly...my vision came back...and I was able to sit up without feeling like I was gonna puke. So after a few more drugs to help me sleep we were on our way...finally left around 11:45 p.m I think...Ryan dropped me off at home and went to get Klous...I didn't sleep great last night, but it was ok...and my head is still pounding...but from what I was told, this could last a couple days before the pain is really gone!?!?! So we'll see...

Ok...so there's my story...now everyone knows everything...and this is really an improvement to be able to type this and actually UNDERSTAND what I'm saying...yesterday was way too scary for me...and I hope to never go through it again!! Thank you to my amazing husband for his love, concern, and support...and to Shauna for being willing to help with Klous...you're GREATLY appreciated!!! Couldn't do it without other people!!! I'm going to lay down now and rest somemore...don't need yet another headache!!! Oh yeah...baby is fine through all this...she's been moving like normal and still been active...I will be calling my OB today though to see what he says about all these things I did last night!! Percaset??? Aspirin??? Sure it's fine...but gotta check up on it!!

10 comments:

Andrea and Danny said...

HOLY COW!! That had to be so scary! We are SO happy everything turned out to be 'ok' for you. That it wasnt a stroke or anything more serious. I can't even imagine, that is sooo creepy! Well, you are in our prayers and thoughts! Hope things keep getting better for you!
Love you,
Danny & Andrea

Mike and Jana Black said...

Wow scary, I'm glad you're okay. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, oh the joys of being pregnant.

Klous Family said...

Holy crud Becki! I'm glad you and the baby are ok...how scary. I hope everything continues to get better and your headache goes away. Sure wish we lived closer so I could come help but will add you in our prayers! Get lots of rest!
Love you!

Mindy said...

That sounds so scary! I hope your headache goes away; I thought for sure you had a stroke. Hope you get better soon!!!

breckster said...

I am glad it was "just" a migraine! I didn't know migraines could affect the feeling in your mouth. Take care of yourself!

JJ said...

Holy Cow Becki!...I am so sorry that you had to go through that. I bet it was scary. I am glad you are feeling a little better too!Let me know how I can help you, I love you!

Morgan said...

Holy crap. That is scary! I am so relieved that all is well with you and the baby now.

The Mighty Miners said...

SCARY...ya migraines suck. I didn't start getting them till I was pregnant with Tav. Now I get them often, so if you're lucky this was a one time deal! Glad the baby is okay, what a relief! Im sure the er wouldn't of given you meds that the baby couldn't handle. You'll be okay.

Quinci said...

I'm glad you and the baby are okay!!

krista said...

That sounds so awful and scary! I am so glad that you are okay! If you ever need a break, call me and I can come and pick up Klous for an afternoon!