Yesterdays' scare...

We have been going for the blood washing for the past 3 days...which is a long and very draining process for Michael....Yesterday, we were on the final washing ...they drew blood and discovered that his platelet count was low so they made the decision that he would have to stay for another hour or so to replace the platelets....OK...so this has been done before...Yes...we would be there another couple hours...OK...but then something happened....He turned beet red...his throat closed up...he couldn't breathe...Doctors came in....and I was asked to leave...they gave him a shot of Benadryl and his coloring started to come back...perhaps some sort of allergic reaction...OK...but within minutes his body started shaking...uncontrollably shaking....he was covered in warm blankets, but he kept saying he was not cold....again...Doctors came in....I was asked to leave...He started to get a fever...More blood was taken...cultures...and counts...eventually the shaking stopped after about a half hour...and his fever went back to almost normal....This was the scariest thing I have seen since this whole thing began....Now, I was not in the hospital the night that his blood would not clot and there were 4 Doctors taking turns applying pressure to his tubing in his neck...because I am sure that would of scared me too...Up until yesterday, I have been going along...being the dutiful wife...standing by my man as they say...but yesterday scared the heck out of me....Yesterday brought things into a different light for me...yesterday made it a little more real for me...Yesterday after we got home and I made dinner...when I could finally find a space in the tub to be alone...Yesterday I cried! I have to call the Doctors office this morning to see what the next step will be...the results of the blood work...blood transfusion? ... chemo? or maybe...just maybe....a day off for good behavior!

6 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, Pattie, that must have been so frightening for both of you. I just pray you don't have to see that again and that this week of procedures will bring hope.

Smiles and hugs,
Barb

Brenda said...

I just wish--with all of my heart-that I could drive by and pick you up and take you out for a day of shopping and coffee and art and coffee and lunch, of course with coffee-and lots of hugs and love------and ice cream with a cherry on top--
bb

Pat Dalke said...

I'm so very sorry...tomorrow could turn around, I pray you'll both have a much deserved day off.

Charlie said...

Just remember you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing all of this.

Patricia J. Mosca said...

THANK YOU ALL...
You fill my spirit with love and hope!

Halo Hill said...

I can't imagine. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Sheila