ezrabean2005 Posted June 22, 2012 Share Posted June 22, 2012 Hi everyone. This week has been so hard. Last Friday, the transmission went out in our van and had to be replaced ($$$$). Okay, no problem. That's what our emergency fund is for right? Then on Monday morning, DH woke up with what looked like a small spider bite. By the time I got back to the cafe on Monday afternoon he had a bad fever and all the skin around the bite was infected. Long, long story short and he's been in the hospital since then. When he was admitted his blood pressure and pulse were scary low. He's not doing well...he's still in so much pain and the antibiotics are making his veins upset (I don't know the technical term). They put in a PICC line this afternoon because the antibiotics weren't going in very well because of his veins. He's finally sleeping now. They have him on a huge mix of antibiotics, morphine, and other pain meds. It's not taking the pain away. So I don't know how much longer he'll be in the hospital, I don't know how much this will cost (to have 5-? days in the hospital with all kinds of tests and specialists). I don't know when DH can work again. I don't know when I'll be back at work (especially if I need to run the cafe until he is better). I don't know if I'll need to leave my job sooner than expected, with more debt than we expected (medical bills), and with less savings than we expected (transmission). Sigh. Sorry, I'm just venting. DH's parents are driving up from Oklahoma (they'll be here sometime tomorrow). But right now, I'm alone and tired with four kids that I'm trying not to scare or annoy. I know I'm thinking too far ahead because each day is so different. The doctors don't even know what happened to DH. And the minute DH has his pain even slightly controlled, he wants to know why he can't go home. :001_huh::banghead: So I write this. Thanks for letting me share, sorry this got so long and probably confusing. I'm keeping it together for the most part, there are just so many Drs and nurses with so much information or questions. Of course, the minute someone is nice to me I just cry. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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