Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 510 - Oct 21, 2009

You would all be so proud of Kevin today. And Breezy too!

We went early this afternoon to his neurosurgery appointment and before we even got to go in, Breezy called just sobbing from the hotel. She was in excruciating pain, and we had no idea why.

Kev and I quickly left the hospital, but before we even got to the car Breezy was having trouble breathing. I had her call the front desk and get an ambulance and we sped back downtown from the hospital. We pulled in at the same time as the paramedics and quickly went upstairs.

They ran vitals on her and they were all fine so after discussing it, we decided that I could just drive her to a hospital instead of taking the ambulance. We just don't have insurance anymore and it's just so expensive to take that little ride.

So we got to the hospital and ended up waiting for about 4 hours until she could finally go back in to see a doctor. She lay on the bathroom floor the whole time because she was continually vomiting from the pain. I ran back and forth from the bathroom with Breezy in it to Kevin in the waiting room like a chicken with my head cut off.

We did finally get in though and after running all of the tests it was found that she has a kidney infection and a kidney stone.

She did so well, but she swears she is never having kids if this is what it feels like. We shall see, huh? LOL.

And Kevin did a fantastic job too. We were there just shy of 8 hours and Kevin sat there the whole time. He got restless a couple of times, but I just walked with him some. I did have to leave Breezy for a short while at about 7pm though because none of us had eaten yet and Kevin was starving. But then we returned and Kevin just sat there real quietly. Thank goodness I grabbed his Zune (although I have to remember next time to grab the charger too).

So our day really didn't turn out like I thought it would. I wanted to talk to the neurosurgeon and come up with a plan because we just can't keep staying here. My dad has cancer and I want to get back home to be with him and my mom.

I did manage to talk to the surgeon though on the phone this evening and we have sorta turned the drain off and now we are going to see if his glands may kick in and start working. If they don't - then we need to figure something out as the fluid is still coming at a rate of about 30ml in a day. It hasn't lessened at all in all of these weeks.

What to do...what to do...

And now I am going to go and just sit here for a bit. Kevin was nauseous most of the night and morning so we didn't get much sleep last night. I can't believe he is still awake in his room...


Anonymous said...

Glad to know you are out of the ER and that Kevin did so well. Poor Breezy. We saw her as she walked past us. She didn't look well at all. I was hoping we could get together while I was here with Matt, but meeting in the ER wasn't exactly what I had in mind! Leslie, did you see Kevin put his arm out to give me a hug good-bye tonight? Do you think he is remembering me? Or did I win points with him by bringing up ATREYU?

Anonymous said...

God Bless you all. When it rains, it pours.

Alison said...

I think that the 'crisis' with Breezy may have stirred enough feelings in Kevin that this was 'serious business' to allow him to be able to sit and stay settled for such a long period of time. Obviously he and his sister have a very close bond and siblings care so much for other...I believe that emotion may have clicked his brain into 'normal' gear.

I'm so glad to hear that she is doing better and hope that the stone passes quickly and with as little pain as possible.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear you are having such a rough time!
Keeping you all in my prayers...

Miss Em said...

Hi Leslie

I with Alison on Kevin's reaction. He knew that Breezy was very ill and that she need to be able to see the doctor. He knew that Breezy really needed you right then.
Sometimes the brain will work on things that no-one truly understands. "Love"
Good to know that Breezy will be o-kay.
As for her not having kids...the future will tell all.

Kevin you are truly a Big Brother when it really counts.

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

Jodi said...

Never a dull moment for all of you.

Please tell Breezy I hope she gets feeling better soon!

That is awesome about Kevin. He obviously knew the situation and knew he had to be patient. A step forward in his recovery? I sure hope so!

Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Patricia said...

Leslie ~ My prayers and thoughts are always with all of you, but strongly with Breezy, now.

And I agree with all the others, Kevin is amazing. In times of others need, he is there. A true testament to his character and love for his sister.

Hugs, love and prayers always.

Sharyn said...

Leslie...please contact me.. I am Calebs mother at sharyn_lindsay @

Long-time RN said...

Good grief, Leslie. Sure hope Breezy is feeling better and things have settled down a bit. As others have written, Kevin surely must have understood the situation.

Hang in there, prayers for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Please keep as posted about your Dad. Hoping Breezy is better. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Jessica said...

Poor Breezy! I hope she's feeling better soon. That's horrible that she had to suffer four hours in the ER.

When are you going to get to see the neurosurgeon again? I'm praying they figure something out so Kevin's fluid can drain properly.

What is your dad's prognosis? I hope that he's getting good care and I'll keep him in my prayers. Your sister is there with him and your mom, right?

Take care. I hope you all get some much needed sleep. You're in my thoughts and prayers.