Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Updates past due

Life has been a bit hectic around here.  Since before Christmas, we've kind of been in survival mode between sickness (both kids and myself) and the 'ol gallbladder (mine).  I talked about Conrey's headache issue and am happy to say that he has an appt on Feb 2 with an ENT.  Hopefully, the ENT will have some insight into this issue.  It may mean that he gets a tube put in that ear.  It may mean that he's referred elsewhere.  All that I care about is resolution.

Dec 8th, I had my first gallbladder attack, which was severe.  Since then, I have had 15-20 minor ones (if you can call any minor).  Last night, I had another pretty bad one.  I ended up back in the ER.  Unfortunately, I have to report that I still have the dumb thing in there and am waiting to have a HIDA scan performed.  Basically, they radiate me by pumping radioactive dye into my veins and then watch it on a camera as it takes rapid-fire pictures of my digestive system.  They will see if/how my gallbladder reacts and then determine if it is time for it to be yanked out or if there are other, less-evasive options for dealing.  As of right now, I'm on a no animal fat, no grease, no fat, no spice diet.  Sounds fun, right?  For lunch, I had a dry, plain, baked potato.  For dinner, I had white rice with some soy sauce.  DELISH!  My day has been blaaaaaaah!

So, that's what's up with us.  Thanks to everyone that has been praying.  Keep 'em coming!  :)


Bek said...

Oh Devon, I'm sorry to hear about Conrey's headaches/ear problems. Let us know what the ENT says.

I'm sorry about your gallbladder attack. I can't imagine trying to do all that you're doing and having to do it with pain on top of that. We'll be praying for you to find some resolutions with these painful problems!

Katrina said...

So you do know what I'm going through! Its awful isn't it? Sounds like yours are a little more then mine though, unfortunately. I have had just the one big one, where you think you are dying. And then several uncomfortable nights, feel like I can't eat anything anymore :( Hope we both get it solved soon!