Monday, May 26, 2008

Stone Update

Mike has been in "stone labor" for more than 72 hours now and we still have not seen a prize in the strainer.

Yesterday he seemed to be resting a little more comfortably, at least in his sleep. Whenever he is awake he has terrible hiccups which are NOT helping with the pain.
(anyone know any REAL hiccup cures?)

He is finally taking a little broth and I got him drinking some of Lindsay's grape pedialyte but he basically hasn't eaten anything since dinner on Friday night.
We think he is having a reaction to the percocet so we've taken him off of it and we're just doing the one pain med that he can only have every 8 hours. He's doing ok but he's in pain a lot more.
The ER won't change a narcotic over the phone. They say we have to come back in. He doesn't want to do that. We called the urgent care and they don't prescribe narcotics at all so that's not an option either. So, we suffer til tomorrow and try to get in with the urologist. We may go to the urgent care today and get him some IV fluids though. He just ate some cereal so that is a major jump. If he can keep it down and I can push the fluids today maybe we won't have to go.

Looks like tomorrow I'll be begging the doc office to see us right away. Lindsay has now migrated over to Grandma & Grandpa's house. I haven't seen her since bed time Thursday night. I miss her so much. This is what it's going to be like when we go to the hospital though so I guess it is a good trial run for both of us. She's had a great weekend though. Last night she talked to me on the phone and then started crying for me and Grandma had to hang up and go distract her. (which I'm sure took 3 minutes) but I cried my eyes out after that. Rotten hormones!!! I wish I had some new pics for the blog but no Lindsay pretty much equals no pictures these days. All I have is sick hubster in pj's or 8 month belly shots!

Mike says thanks to all for your well wishes! Stephanie- he liked the epidural idea!

Any of you that are at BBQ's and parties today...have a margarita for us!

9 comments:

MBKimmy said...

missed the last post read this one first - Mike I am so so sorry! I hope you give birth really really soon!

Anonymous said...

Come on Mike! Hang in there! I will pray for a "stone" soon.

Andrea said...

How awful! I have heard they are worse than childbirth as well. Poor guy.

My parents always used to give me a spoonful of sugar when I had the hiccups and it ALWAYS worked!

Keep us updated...

Anonymous said...

Boy, I am wincing in pain as I type this. I am feeling it for you Mike. I have had say 5 or more kidney stones myself. I know from experience that they are NO fun!!! Hang in there and we'll be praying for a quick stone sighting....although it will amaze you how something so small can hurt you so BAD!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mike! I am thinking about you! this too shall pass. ooh, well, you know what i mean. no pun intended. ;)

all the best to you!! :)

Heather said...

Get Well soon Mike!

Amanda said...

Just checking in on the stone update! Hopefully you'll catch a prize soon! In the strainer that is! Keep us posted! Gotcha covered on the -Rita. I had a margarita at the Partin's Sat. night, and it was GREAT! Take care of hubby! I will be checking in.

Kimmie Kay said...

I too know Mike's pain and don't envy him at all and hope he gets his prize soon...keep us posted! At least no one can tell him that he "doesn't have the stones" ever again, LOL!

Me. said...

Man, I was hoping that by now this would all be behind you! I'm praying you give birth (in the barbie strainer - haha) very very soon. Chris - did you check back at my blog? Stella gave me her strep throat. Nice girl. However, I'd MUCH rather had this what what Mike is going through!