Thursday, October 30, 2008

Update On My Man


So many of you know that Jeremy has been having some extremely scary health issues the past couple weeks. This is going to be really nasty for some of you to read, so if you are afraid of bathroom talk don't read on. Anyways, he has had severe diareah for over a week, but on Sunday his head pain and stomach cramping were almost unbearable. He was missing work because he was so sick. We had his seizure med's increased, so he thought that could be why he was feeling so awful. Well Monday morning he was still going to the bathroom twice an hour and it was pure blood coming out, we freaked and went to the ER. They gave him an IV and a stomach medicine and re hydrated him. His blood work came back fine, but his stool sample wouldn't be back for 3 days. Anyways, we took him to a GI specialist the next day because he was just in so much pain. They put him on the antibiotic Cipro. He was still having the bleeding, but this morning the bleeding finally stopped, he still has chills, but is doing so much better. Tonight we got a frantic call from the ER Dr. who saw him, she was SOOOOO relieved that he was on Cipro, she said he had a VERY serious case of Salmonella. With his insides being torn up enough to cause him to have bleeding like that for days, he is lucky he didn't die. So thank goodness he is doing better, it has been a scary, stressful, 10 days. So thank you to everyone who has been praying for him. He was joking about it and saying he wants a t-shirt that says I survived salmonella. Of course lots of people get it and are just fine, but he had such a serious case, we were lucky. I love you Jeremy, Salmonella and all!

13 comments:

Jeff and Ang said...

Yikes! How scary! Glad to hear he is doing better.

Kimmy said...

yikes! Allison that is seriously crazy. I am so glad he is ok.

AudyCamp said...

Oh my that is so freaky! Glad all is okay now.

McEnaneyFamily said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad to hear that Jeremy is doing better.

Sabra said...

I had no idea. Nice friend, I am.

Mauzy Fam said...

That's crazy!! So glad to hear things turned out okay. Hang in there Jeremy!

Kristal said...

that's soo scary! Glad he's recovering, and glad you took him in so quickly! YIKES!

KentSharon said...

Hey Ali: I hope the antibiotic that Jeremy is on is the one that he needs to be on for what he has going on.. I have been praying hard for him and your family. Hang in there guys. Love, Mom

brenda said...

I'm sorry I didn't know he was so sick. I'm glad he is doing better!
If you need help with your kids, let me know!

The McEwen Family said...

I'm so glad he is doing better and found out before anything serious happened!

Mrs T said...

Salmonella? Crazy! Any idea where he got it from?

Nuttall Family said...

Wow! I had had no idea! I'm glad he's doing OK now! I can't even imagine how scary that must have been for all of you! But I love his end attitude, lol.

Tina said...

I knew he had been sick, but I did not know it was that bad. Is everything back to normal?