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Saturday, October 10, 2015

I spoke/ wrote too soon!

In my last post I wrote about DH's 'hospital adventures' and finished up by saying that he was doing well. 
Well within a few hours of writing that post, he was in a lot of pain and was having reall trouble with emptying his bladder. At about 9 he asked me to drive him to the Emergency Centre of the Wesley Hospital and before I could get my car keys and handbag he had changed his mind and asked me to call an ambulance...which I did. It took over and hour for the paramedics to come ( Friday night in Brisbane, police, ambulances and public hospitals are stretched to their limits unfortunately) but eventually 2 wonderful paramedics arrived. They took details, checked vitals, administered pain relief and took us to that Wesley Emergency Centre. 

The doctor there thought DH had a Urinary Tract Infection and ordered tests and some drips. My brother in law and sister in law, came to the hospital for support during the long night. We finally left for home at 3.30 am and at 5 am DH was sent to a ward. 
The specialist wasn't on call this weekend but still came in to see DH this morning. From the blood tests he said DH didn't have a UTI, instead there was severe swelling which obstructed the uretha. Dr K described the incident as a minor postoperative hiccough; a major hiccough would be a stroke or heart attack. :-/ So for a few days DH will remain in hospital with a catheter and be closely monitored. 
Today he was very tired, but out of pain  and feeling heaps more cheerful. I took this photo to send to all our girls...
Poor DH...for someone who had always been healthy, he's had quite a 'ride' this year...3 stays in hospital, copious tests, Angiogram, scans and an MRI, a biopsy, 2 nights at the sleep study centre, 3 rides in an ambulance, umpteen trips to specialists and the Diabetes Educator...he feels that enough is enough! By the same token, we are grateful to have easy access to health facilities. 

16 comments:

Susan said...

Glad he is better now....but an hour got the ambulance....I guess it wasn't the most urgent case at the time....think I would have been driving him....

Susan said...

That 'got'. Should be 'for'....spell check!

Maria said...

OMG... What a worrying time for you both. Do hope all goes well. Hugs Other Maria.

margaret said...

wishing him a speedy recovery seems so unfair he has gone through so much this year, thank goodness you were not still away on your trip but were at home for his care

creations.1 said...

It never rains but pours - this must be his 'pouring' year. I hope he is on the mend and has a healthy end to the year! And remember to give yourself some extra TLC as well Maria!

busybusybeejay said...

hope he is better soon and out of hospital.My OH has had a similar year being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and having numerous UTIs.He had scan last week and a Cystoscopy next week.Hospital- here we come again!Barbara

Janice said...

Its good to see the photo of him looking so well ! Love to you both, lets hope once this minor problem is sorted, things will run smoothly for a while ! Jx

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Sorry to hear of this very worrying event Maria. Must have been so stressful waiting for that ambulance. I am pleased to see that he looks so much better sitting up in bed. Wishing him a speedy recovery - hope you are ok. Best wishes to you both.

Vireya said...

Poor Mr Next Stage! And poor you! That must have been a worrying time.

Let's hope it is all good news from now on.

retdairyqueen said...

xoxo

Dorothy said...

Dear Maria .. I do hope your husband makes a speedy recovery. He sure has had a lot of medical issues this year but its good that you're home in Aussie where he will get the best of treatment. Please pass on my best wishes. xox

Noela said...

Hope all is getting better now for your hubby. Life is good at throwing us curve balls isn't it Maria? Sending hugs to you both. xx

Jackie said...

I do hope he feels better very soon.

God bless.

Cath said...

Goodness me...1 hour for an ambulance...thank goodness it wasn't a major hiccup! I hope he gets back on the mend quicker after this.

Mizumatte said...

oh dear, I am sorry to read all the healthproblems your DH has had, I really hope this is the last one, and am sorry for you too because I know it isn't easy to see our dear one have paint and healthproblem, you both are in my prayers

Cynthia said...

Yikes! That is quite enough medical stuff for one year. He does look cheery in the photo and I hope he is on the mend and can be home soon. Take care of yourself, too, Maria. It sounds like you have supportive family near you, which is such a blessing in a crisis.