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!