Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 858 - Oct 4, 2010

Kevin was nauseous again this morning. So bad that he didn't want to go to therapy and frankly, I didn't blame him.

I called the neurosurgeon today because I noticed that Kevin has some swelling on his cheekbone (more than normal since the surgery). It could be an infection, it could be a tooth that's been bothering him and it could be nothing. I can't be sure, and with the nausea I figured we better get it checked out. Unfortunately, the surgeon didn't call me back today so hopefully he will tomorrow.

In the interim I emailed a different doctor because Kevin is tentatively scheduled to go in-patient for detox on Monday. I am concerned that he is also having extreme pain at the swollen part of his face - especially when he yawns and stretches - and I wasn't sure if this is the right time to take the narcotics away. This doc wants to see Kevin so we will know his plan of action pretty quickly.

And Johnny came tonight and Kevin didn't even get out of bed hardly at all. Only to eat dinner and that was it. I sure hope he feels better tomorrow.

And something I haven't mentioned yet is that there is going to be another baby in the family! Yes, my niece Chrissy is expecting in April! Unfortunately the dear girl has given us quite a scare as she has been in the hospital the last 5 days. She has digestive problems normally and hasn't been able to keep anything down for 10 weeks - since she got pregnant. She has been in and out of the hospital since then for dehydration and they put her on Zofran recently. It turns out she was allergic to it though and it was making her symptoms worse. We were all so scared for her life and the baby's. But today, the girl managed to keep solid food down for the first time in a LONG time and it was just so nice to hear her sound normal while we were on the phone tonight. She was discharged finally and is doing much better.

It's so funny because Breezy and Chrissy made a pact as young children to both have babies at the same time. Oddly enough - it wasn't planned, lol.

And I think I am going to go scrapbook for a bit. Kevin is struggling again tonight so I need to keep myself busy to stay awake.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Aww, sorry to hear Kevin is vomiting again and that his face is swollen. I hope it's not serious. I wonder if he's grinding his teeth at night and has hurt his TMJ. I mention that because of the pain when he yawns, which is classic TMJ pain. It would be nice if it were that simple right?

Four audits in one year? That is so ridiculous. I can't believe you have to jump through so many hoops.

I hope Kevin was able to see the doctor today and has some idea of what's causing the swelling. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.