Friday, January 11, 2013

Hanging in There

Adam was admitted last night. They are doing extensive blood work and urine analysis. These tests will show if he has any sort of infection or has been exposed to any chemicals. We are in a room on the neurology floor, and the doctor that is doing rounds this morning just happens to be the doctor that specializes in tics.

The blood work was very upsetting for him (although I'm the one that almost passed out when all that blood was drawn). So far his CBC (complete blood count) came back normal, which means it is unlikely he has an infection.

He was up later than he has ever been last night. We didn't get moved to a room until after ten and it was past midnight when we were done visiting with the new doctors and settled in for sleep. He was up at 6:30 this morning (normally sleeps til 8am). They expect the doctor to see him by 9am.

They left a pic line in so they don't have to stick him again if they need more blood. He is like me and cannot stand it. He says it makes his arm feel weak, which is the way I remember feeling when I've had to have them. After all the trauma from last night, he doesn't want any doctors or nurses touching him. When his vitals were taken at 4am, he swatted the woman's arm and said, "Hey! What ya doin'?" in an irritated voice before falling back to sleep.

I will update when we know something.

8 comments :

Becky said...

I am praying for you and your family right now. Rely on His strength as He will be with you all as the tests are run, helping guide those physicians, and figuring out what is going on to restore peace again to your world.

Leah said...

Oh, poor Adam... Can't stop thinking of you guys. Still praying.

whyamysmiles said...

Continually praying for all of you. Love you--hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Same as Leah above, I can't stop thinking of you all. Prayers, prayers, prayers. And then more prayers.

Jenny said...

So sorry you are going through all this April. I'm praying for Adam, and for you guys to get some answers soon.

Wool Winder said...

Praying the doctors can find out the reason for this and treat it. Love you ~ Tracy

teal915 said...

Did the doctor say anything about it being a tic? Still hoping its nothing serious. Good news for the CBC. Keep the updates coming : )

revans1957@hotmail.com said...

Can't get him off my mind. Praying real hard. I know he doesn't really understand what all is going on. We r constantly thinking of you all.