Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jorge is sick

My life for the past week has been about coordinating plans for gabe so that I could be at the hospital. Luckily, Cristina was on vacation last week and my mom is home. It has been a very long week.

It all began last week, Wednesday. Jorge had stomach pain and was running a fever. He was sent from his department to the ER, with a possible appendicitis. After a CT scan, they found out he had diverticulitis, an infection in his colon. He was put on IV antibiotics and told that he would be in the hospital until Sunday. He was allowed only ice chips. By Friday, he could have jello, broth and juice.

Saturday we were getting things ready to leave Sunday afternoon. Until, he woke up in the most horrible pain. He looked like he was in labor, the way he was contorting from the pain. They called in the rapid response team and took him for an emergency CT scan. It showed a small perforation to one of the diverticuli. He was moved to an ICU and was still in a lot of pain on Sunday.

Yesterday was a lot better pain wise, but he was unable to eat or drink anything. Today, they did a chest X-ray because they were concerned that he might be developing pneumonia. We are still waiting for the results.

He just wants to go home and gabe and I just want him home. I miss gabe, and so does Jorge. I've never been as scared as I was on Sunday.



Jenny Holiday said...

So sorry you guys are going through this. Sending our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovering.

Xo jenny & Aaron

Jenny Holiday said...

Darn autocorrect... *recovery : )

Jen said...

Thanks so much for your support. It really means a lot. I love seeing your art, it brightens my day and totally inspires me. (I wish I could paint at the hospital!)