(blog post title credit to Ericka Lutz)
That’s what happened after a weekend of pain meds that didn’t work, vomiting, dehydration, low blood pressure, high blood sugar and general misery.
Junior brought me in in the morning and stayed with me, regaling me with tales of her 20-mile hike to a hidden hot spring over the weekend. It was hilarious and kind of like a Junior version of Wild. It kept me very entertained and distracted.
Nine hours of IV fluids to replace what I lost, intravenous morphine that only kinda sorta took the edge off, testing that revealed a urinary tract infection, and eventually coming home.
Praying I can stay in my own bed the rest of the week.
October 22, 2013 at 7:22 am
I love you!! Everything I can cross is crossed! ❤
October 22, 2013 at 8:20 am
Holy Crap! I was just going to send you a FB message to check on you. So sorry to hear about the ups and downs. When it rains it pours. I will FB MSG you when I get home from work, heading out in a few.
October 22, 2013 at 11:20 am
Oh no. What awful suckitude! I am so thinking of you, and I’m so sad — no, I’m MAD — that you are going through this. Sending all my love.
October 22, 2013 at 11:22 am
Ericka, I am changing the title of this post to Awful Suckitude — I love it.
October 22, 2013 at 11:27 am
And, I love YOU.
October 22, 2013 at 11:25 am
I’m so sorry you’re dealing with all of this. I really hope you can get some relief soon.
October 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Hope today is better day. xoxo Love you!
October 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Oh no! I can’t believe it got worse! you poor thing. I hope this turns around soon. xoxo
October 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm
You are in my thoughts. Pain sucks. Debilitating experiences suck. Reconciling your ego with what your present body can do compared to your more mobile body sucks. You are loved. We all want you on the other side of this experience.
October 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm
I think you look like a sleepy, VERY cute marsupial! And you look about 12 too. I had no idea you were suffering so much. Thinking of you! Loving the blog. Sending x0x
October 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm
12 year old marsupial. I love it. 🐨
October 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Thinking of you Susan.
October 23, 2013 at 12:07 am
Susan, hang in there! This just has to get better and we are all pulling for you. with love, Danielle W