Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Me and My Body

I can't type much today, but I wanted to let you all know what is going on. I am just now returning from the hospital.

I thought that I was doing well enough to resume daily activities, so Monday I went to get the kids from school. I got so sick on the way and on the way home. I had to pull over and I threw up in the middle of the road. I finally made it home, and started getting so cold. My fever was up to 102.2. At first I thought it was just the flu. Then that night I started having severe pain. I went to the hospital and was admitted. After several lab tests and two ultrasounds they discovered that I have a severe infection in my kidneys and bladder. It is causing me so much pain that I am sick to my stomach. The infection is also continuing to cause me to have a high fever that spikes at about 103.9. I know when the fever is coming. I get so cold that I can't get enough blankets and my entire body shivers. I can't stop it. It is very irritating. Then I know when it breaks because I will be so sweaty and hot all over that I can't get the blankets off of me fast enough. Aaron is taking good care of me at home. Pray that we can get this keep this fever under control. If we can't, the doctor said that I have to return. I would much rather be at home. I am on several medications right now for the infection, the pain, and the fever.

9 comments:

Pilar Stark said...

Get Aaron to get in the blog and post an update every now and then so we know how to pray and you... what are you doing checking the blog!!!! get in bed and rest. It is better to stay a day too long resting that get sicker and have to spend even longer at the hospital. After all, you did go through surgery.... sorry... I am talking like a mommy :).

Jennie Bender said...

I am sorry you are having a hard time. I hope you feel better soon.

Get some rest.

becky said...

Rachel, I am so sorry that you are so ill. I am very concerned about you! I have prayed for you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I also came down with a bladder infection from the cath they had in me at the hospital. When I got home from the hospital I seemed fine and then by the next evening I had a temp and felt sick to my stomach. Thankfully, my infection is starting to go away, but it takes time. Sending you a hug to get well soon.

Becky

Miranda said...

Hey! I was starting to get concerned about you! I am so sorry about everything. Please try to get well....We all need you!

Deborah said...

I'm so sorry to hear you are so sick! I hope you are better soon...get some rest!

Piatt said...

we will be praying for you!! and the family

The Simmons Family Life said...

Feel better soon! LOVE you!

Kristie said...

Oh, I am so sorry Rachel. It is so hard for the momma to be sick when there is so much to be done. I am praying for a quick recovery. Thank God for wonderful husbands!
love you

Jessica said...

Praying harder for you! I hope things get better soon! Stay off your feet and just let everyone take care of you! I know it is hard to do being a mom but try to rest as much as you can! I hope you feel better soon! I am praying that you will heal soon! HUGS!
Jess