WHAT? Apparently, he came down with what he suspected was kidney stones on Wednesday night. IN MEXICO!!!!! He had them 18 years ago. During a period of tremendous stress in his life. It was awful. I quickly gathered up my things and got him into the car and off we went to the hospital. I called my daughter, who's husband works at one of the hospitals near us as a Pharmacist, and let her know we were headed there. Jake met us in the ER. We were immediately taken back to triage where he was quickly assessed and then he was put into a room, and hooked up to an IV all within the first 20 min. of our arrival! The doctor came in and gave instructions for pain meds to be given. This almost instantly relieved the horrible pain. Enough to allow him to sleep on and off. The first time he was comfortable since Wednesday night! On Wednesday evening, he decided he wasn't going to be able to get on the boat the next day for fishing., He stayed behind, and took a taxi to the medical clinic. He was put on an IV, and given an array of medicines, none of which he was familiar with. But he took them as instructed. They didn't seem to help. He went back to the clinic the next day. Still no better, and probably worse.
Luckily, he was seen and treated immediately at the hospital. They did a CT scan and all the other tests to try to determine for sure that it was kidney stones. The CT did not show the stone and they wanted to do another test for renal tumors. NO!!! We knew it wasn't that. Not with the sudden onset of pain, and similar symptoms as before. Plus the other tests indicated a positive for kidney stones. We were there for several hours while he was on IV and pain meds. We left with a script for pain and instructions to follow up on Monday with his own doctor. I stopped at Walgreens to drop the script off, and got him home and into bed. Went back to get the medicine, and woke him to give it to him. He slept fairly good until 4 a.m. Took more pain meds, and then slept again til about 8:30. He is up and in the family room now....still in and out of sleep. Thank goodness for pain medicine. Crossing fingers the the stone passes quickly. Suffice it to say it wasn't the relaxing week of rest and fun he had hoped for.
Lo siento mi esposo!!!!