Saturday, November 1, 2008

Not a hematoma after all.

Nope, I guess I misunderstood when I went in for my CT scan that what I actually had was a "small" pocket of infection that they removed. I was then put on some heavy antibiotics to take care of any other infection that may still be there. I had the CT scan on Wednesday the 22nd and we went to Utah for the weekend and I was feeling fine. By late Sunday night I was NOT feeling well in the abdomen area again and by Wedensday was back at my Dr.'s office to see why I was feeling so yucky. When I went in that time it looked like I had a bad case of cellulitis and that I may have a serious type of staph infection too. I was sent home with an appt. to see an infectious disease Dr. this coming Monday. Well, the next day (Thurs) after I changed one of Hunter's diapers I stood up and felt something wet by my belly and thought that Hunter had wet through his clothes on to my clothes but when I felt his clothes he was dry. I won't go in to detail as to what I discovered but to my shock I was (brace yourselves) pouring out nasty stuff from abdomen. I called my mom who works not far from where I live and told her to come over right away. I called the Dr. office and neither the Dr. or the PA were in so I had to rush to the ER where is was discovered that I had a massive infection where I had my stitches. The infection had to be cleaned out and it was extremely painful. I was put on morphine for the pain, IV antibiotics, and other things that I can't even remember. My Dr. showed up and took care of the problem himself. So now I have the joy of going to a wound specialist every day to have my abdomen packed and new bandages put on. This experience has been one of the most painful things I have experienced yet. I think this year will go down in history as one HECK of a year for me and my health. I have had basically 3 surgerys within 5 months. Lovely!!!! I am hoping to heal quickly from this so that I can take care of my family. I have been so blessed with such good people: family, friends, and ward members. My little family has been taken care of and we are so grateful for the meals and well wishes. I hope my next post will be about something other than hospitals and abdomens!! Until next time....

3 comments:

Murray Family said...

Ahhh!! I'm so sorry! That sound terrible. I hope you get better SOON!

Angela said...

Seriously sorry for all this! Talk about a nightmare!

Rose said...

OH No Annie! Darn it! I hope it gets feeling better soon. My Father in Law had that this last year (not from a c-section obviously) It will get better. Take care of yourself.