I don;t know what it is about this time of the year but I seem to always get sick. Last year, I had my gallbladder removed this year I have acute pancreatitis. I went to the ER about 1am Wednesday morning and wasn't released until around 2 pm Saturday. I mostly slept all day Sunday and I got up I thought I was going to try to go to work Monday. Pat told me not under any circumstances was I allowed to go to work and actually hid my keys. Well, I ended up back at the doctor this afternoon in pain and diarrhea (sorry TMI). My primary care doc says they shouldn't have discharged me from the hospital and almost re-admitted me but sent me home with some pain meds and continue with the nasuea meds so I could maybe actually keep is down but with strict criteria to return to ER. So I am not allowed to return to work until at least NEXT TUESDAY!! I about fell off the table when she said that. I said really. She said "Do you want to go back to the hospital?" I guess I have been pretty sick and am really in no condition to work but I have so much to do!!!
***** update***** 12/15/11 I am still not able to return to work. I am doing much better but still having trouble keeping food in me!!! I have lost about 15 pounds!!! Pancreatitis is serious stuff and not fun!
Noah had his first hospital stay (besides being born) this past week. He has been a very sick little boy :(. He started out with what was believed to be a virus but doc was concerned because he had a very high fever!! He did some blood work. White count was slightly elevated so he was pretty sure it was just a virus but could be starting an infection so wanted us to keep him informed if his fever didn't go down (that was Friday 6/24/11).He seemed to get a little better but as soon as Tylenol or motrin wore off, his fever would spike. Sunday His fever spiked to 104.5 and he was having body aches and chills and couldn't get comfortable at all. So I call the dr. on call line and they said to take him to after hours. The PA said his throat was very swollen, red, and had puss spots. So we did a strep test, which came back positive. Ok good, we have an answer and some meds so he should get better right??? WEll not so much!!! Again he started to improve some. His pediatrician, Crittenden, called to check on him Monday morning. I told him his fever was still little high 102 but would go down with meds. He told me if he still had fever on Wednesday to let him know. Wednesday he called and checked on him. He was running low grade 99.5 -100. He said he would call Thursday morning and check on him b/c he shouldn't be running a fever with the antibiotic if the strep was all he had. WEll Wednesday night/early Thursday another spike of high fever 102-103. I called dr direct line to leave a voicemail so he could get it first thing that morning. He called us back as soon a he got the message and told us to come back to the office for examination and more blood work b/c he was concerned strep wasn't the only thing going on. So they took blood and urine for more test. Doctor didn't like the look of the test and was concerned that he was missing something. He was going to consult another dr and call us back but he thought he needed to go to the hospital. After consulting another doctor, They decided he needed to be admitted to childrens hospital for observation and more test. So Noah was admitted to childrens Thursday night 6/30/11. He was exhausted almost lethargic. They would come in several times that night to do vitals and get blood for test. Noah keep trying to take out his IV so they had to put a brace around it. His blood kept clotting so they weren't getting good lab results so therefore kept having to get more blood. He was very dehydrated b/c his throat was so swollen he couldn't eat or drink. Preliminary labs were showing most likely he had mono and strep. So the antibiotic treated the strep but made the mono worse. His fever finally broke Friday morning, so they said if it stayed down unmedicated then we could go home Friday evening (7/1/11). Fever stayed down so we were able to go home!!!!! Ever since he has been doing pretty good, able to eat a little but still very weak and fatigued. He has been sleeping 11-13 hours a night and taking 4-5hr naps during the day. He can't be around other people right now. We should get all lab results back Wednesday just to confirm that mono and strep is all we are dealing with. It has been quite the little ordeal and has been so hard to see him so sick!!!! He is a tough little boy and hopefully he won't remember much of this!
I haven't blogged in such a long time!! I decided I would blog about summer so far!! So far this summer we have been to the zoo, unpluggits, and swimming, swimming, swimming!!!! But This last two weeks Noah got a nasty virus and strep throat, yuck. WE had tickets to the circus and Noah was so excited to go but he was just way to sick. His fever got up to 104.5!!! Noah really wanted to see the tiger. I told him when he felt better we would go see the tiger at the zoo, he said "well ok". We gave our tickets to his uncle Mikey, I'm glad he was able to enjoy them. His fever finally down today and he is getting back to his old self!!!
I haven't blogged in forever!! I just haven't had anything to say really... (still don't) Well lets see, Oklahoma had two snow storms in the last two weeks, which gave me a lot of time at home with Noah. I loved staying home with him. He is at such a fun age. He loves to play chase with the dog, the cat, daddy, me, basically anyone who will play with him. He also loves to wrestle. He loves cars and trucks!! During this time at home, we have played a lot of chase, wrestling, and playing with cars and trucks and watching movies. We did play in the snow a little but Noah wasn't a big fan of being cold.
Today we got out and went to unpluggits. Noah had a blast!!!
I am Krystle O'Bryan. I am married to Patrick O'Bryan. We live in Edmond. We have been married for 9 years. I am a special education teacher for Edmond Public Schools. We have a very spoiled dog . We are the proud parents to Noah Patrick O'Bryan born August 12th, 2009 and we couldn't be happier!!!