Friday, November 4, 2011

Our little medical marathon

No, it wasn't me this time.
Ivan started feeling sick Monday morning and by the time we made it to Jonesville that evening, he wanted nothing more than to take a shower and go to bed.
We haven't been able to keep his fever down so he's been having chills, plus he aches all over and has had hypersensitivity to touch. He's not been able to eat much (a little boiled squash, some chicken broth) and has pretty much spent the week in bed.
Not fun.
Yesterday morning he was feeling worse so we ended up going to the ER. And that's when our little 8 hour medical marathon began.
The ER doc was puzzled by the odd set of symptoms. He ordered blood work and a CAT scan, bringing up the possibility of diverticulitis.
It's not.
Thankfully.
Whatever it is, it's viral and that means we just have to let it run it's course.
Not fun.
We went directly from the hospital to our family doctor to discuss some other findings on the CAT scan.
Looks like we'll be making good use of the extra couple weeks in the U.S.
Ivan's now scheduled for a few more tests.
I guess he didn't want me having all the fun :)

5 comments:

sara said...

Oh no!!! praying for him and you!!!

Mari said...

You have to start using your time here in a different way. :)
I'm praying for both of you.

The Bug said...

Oh my goodness! Poor Ivan! Poor you!

skoots1mom said...

so sorry he's been so sick...but i am glad you are still in the U.S. while these things are happening...I worry about you and the healthcare in Argentina. Praying for rest and recovery and GOOD test results ;)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Oh my goodness! You guys have been through the medical ringer....I hope Ivan is feeling better and that all your stuff comes out well!

We will be keeping you both in our prayers.....


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