Saturday, July 12, 2008

Timing is everything!

This is right after surgery, he was being really sweet and very relaxed-he even thanked me ffor marrying him and asked me 3 times what the doc said about the surgery.
this is about 3 in the morning and he wasn't feeling too much pain.
So, this story starts out with a change in Kurtis' work schedule...it's exciting so, pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the ride.

This last week Kurtis' company starting working the four day work week and so he gets Fridays off, anyhoo, on Thursday night Kurtis called me on his way home and said "My groin hurts" (some things are edited) he got home and we ate dinner. Then I had a Relief Society meeting and he went upstairs.  I finished and went up to find him asleep on the bed so I woke him up and he complained of pains in his stomach.  So I suggested all remedies know to men for an upset stomach and i did the appendix test and he hurt a lot on the right side, so I finally convinced him to go to the ER and off we were at about 10:30.  He was writhing in pain and almost fell down on the way to the car, so I knew he was in a lot of pain. Now, side note-Kurtis DOES NOT GET SICK, so when he was shaking and could hardly stand I knew something was going on.  They emitted him into the ER  about 11pm, and they immediately took a blood test. nothing showed, usually you can tell if something is going on with a blood test, but luckily the doc wouldn't take that for an answer, so he sent him off for a CT Scan and about 2:30 in the morning came in and said Kurtis had appendicitis and was going into surgery at 7am.  What!? Well, they took us and checked him into a room to stay while in the hospital and at 6:30 wheeled him into the operating room.  Appentix out. Surgery went real well, ad because of his clean medical history and quick improvement after surgery they sent him home at 4:30 yesterday. Now he has 3 small incisions on his belly and he is in a lot of pain.  Timing is everything because now he doesn't have to miss work cause he has Fridays off -including the entire weekend to heal. So needless to say, Tender mercies are still upon us even in hours of trauma.  He is healing nicely and gets a little loopy on the pain killers. What an experience!

12 comments:

Aubrie said...

What the...its a good thing this was spur of the moment emergency stuff because I was feeling like a total jerk that we had no idea Kurtis was having surgery...We are glad that it all went well and that he is recovering!! Good thing for blogs or we would be so far from the loop of things..take care..and eat lots of otter pops they always make everything better!

Irka and Andre said...

Hope you're getting better (Kurtis) and I hope you (Mel) do the best you can to make him feel better. I know you do!!!
Get better!!!!

Carly & Jesse said...

Mel! this is CRAZY! sorry you both had to go through this! but hey FRIDAYS OFF!! that is wonderful news! love you!
-Carly

Steve and Kristen Weller said...

Melanie Tess! This is Kristen Mathie Weller! Sorry about the ER visit and surgery. I had to take Steve to the ER too for kidney stones when I was 5 months pregnant. Luckily there was someone at his work who was looking for some extra hours, so there was no trouble getting his shift covered! Anyway- you should check out our blog and look at pictures of my cute bambino! http://steveandkristenweller.blogspot.com/

Kathie Gwilliam said...

Melanie! Sorry about the ER. That is no fun, but glad to hear your hubby is doing well. I hope you don't mind that I linked to your blog. Mine is http://gwilliamgazette.blogspot.com/
It is good to catch up on your life! We will be excited to find out where Kurtis gets a job!

Elise & Danny Neilsen said...

Mel! Oh my goodness! I can't believe that! I'm so glad Kurtis is doing well. Timing is everything! Even though it was an awful situation I'm glad you guys are doing okay now!

Alicia Farmer said...

Good to hear that things turned out well. I saw your blog and noticed you put us as a link...I'm honored! Hope everything is going well. I'm still blogging challenged, but will get better at it!

The Hills... said...

Holy Cow...appendicitis! Scary. Glad everything went well. Bad things happen, but the Lord is always there to make it bearable it seems.

Hope you guys are doing well and enjoying the rest of your summer!

Clayton and Hailey said...

Oh man!!! I'm so sorry, I'm glad he got out of the hospital so fast and that work worked out for you guys, It's awesome to see the Lord's hand in our lives sometimes, we hope you guys are moving out here, just so you know. :)

A TEAM said...

Wow im so glad that hes okay!! You have such a cute blog! I cant wait to play with you guys soon!

Walker Babble said...

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Chad, Annie and Sophia said...

It was good to see you two for a minute on the 24th, since it had been since your wedding previous to that.