Saturday, January 12, 2008
It seems like all the bad things come at once; first mom had a stroke and then Chris had to go to the emergency room and was in Intensive Care because he somehow lost 7 pints of blood. They still aren't sure how, he has an ulcer but they said it wasn't very big and didn't seem to be bleeding. They want to give him a colonoscopy, but he said they had to wait til his blood count got back up and stayed up, so that means he will be in the hospital til at least Tuesday. He was not a happy camper when we left the hospital today, but they had moved him out of ICU and he looked a lot better. He was getting his last pint of blood. He had been sick all week, but he thought it was the flu or something, and he never looked to see if he was bleeding. He was at work yesterday and was going to come home again because he felt so bad , but his bosses mom, who used to be a nurse, said he needed to go to the emergency room. Thank God she did because another day and he could have bleed to death. I talked to him 3 times on Thursday, and he has said he was going to go to the dr, but then he said he felt better. Anyway, I know he is feeling better now because he's worried about how much everything is going to cost him (even though he has insurance), he was watching the Green Bay/Seattle game, and he complains constantly about wanting a cheeseburger which he can't have til after the colonoscopy. And he looks good now; last night when we went into the ICU room where he was he was so pale and white. I'm so glad they were there to make sure he went to the hospital. I've never met Sean's mom, but I owe her so much; I don't even want to think of how it might have been if she hadn't been there and he went home instead of the hospital. I'm going to call Safety Lock on Monday morning and tell her thank you for saving my son.