Thursday, January 8, 2009

Headed to the dreaded E.R....

Well...because my doctor (yes, the one I don't like) just now called my coordinator back...I have 2 options. If I want to get checked out I can either go to the E.R. or wait until tomorrow to start IV abx. But here's the catch: The doctor won't even see me tomorrow unless I go to the E.R. My coordinator really wants me to get checked out. My breathing has been really bad today and my temp has gotten up to 102. Normally (when all the other 4 docs are on call), we have an outpatient room on our transplant floor where we can go to get checked out. I've always been able to go here when needed. But this particular doctor is being a pain in the you know what. So even if I wait until tomorrow...he still won't see me...and I need to be checked out. I may just have the crud (hopefully)...but it could be worse. And we won't know for sure unless I make a trip to the dreaded E.R....and believe me UAB's ER is awful...I've only been once--and vowed to never return unless i was literally knocking at death's door. While I'm not knocking at death's door...this is the only way to get checked out. So wish me luck..hopefully I'll get through quickly...and either return home or be admitted.

I won't have a computer with me...so there won't be an update until tomorrow at least. And I'm not sure whether I will make my GI test in the morning or not...I'm guessing not, but I'm going to do everything in my power to make it :)

My sputum culture was successful...but have to wait for results in order to start me on iv abx..but of course now that doesn't really matter.

I'm waiting on my Mom to get home from work..then we will take off. Thank goodness for wonderful parents and for being close to my transplant center.

Oh..my Dad is sick too...so that doesn't help! I'm guessing we've shared a few bugs over the last week or so!

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi Katey, Hopefully you will be able to get thru the ER quickly & come home! I cant' believe the doctr is basically forcing you to do that (ummm, can you say expose to all the crap there is going around???), but like I said, hopefully it will be quick! I'll be praying!

Carrie said...

Katey...I have been to UAB ER once and only as a visitor...but I know what you mean...children's hospital ER is not much better! Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Carrie

Emily said...

Hey Katey,

I hate that you continue to have such a hard time and the frustrations that go with it. Please let me know if there is anything I can be doing, I'm praying though!

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:5-8

Christy said...

Hang in there girl. I'm praying for you. I'll be watching for an update.

Phoenix's Mom said...

Sending lots of prayers, and big hugs from Phoenix!
Hang in there!
Angela

Alicia said...

Oh, I had that happen once!!! This idiotic dr told me to take Samantha (16 months at the time) to the E.R.!!!! I about flipped out. I'm so sorry you're having to go. Let us know as soon as you do.

bankrgrl said...

Hi ~ Got your text message, but it was late, late last night. Went over to Brien's house to watch the game (go Gators!) and didn't get home til almost 1 AM. Needless to say, I AM TIRED today!!! Hope you made it through the ER without too much drama. Call me and let me know if you need anything. I'll be home after work today, so I can bring you dinner if you want.

Katelyn said...

No! Why is that doctor being such a turd? I am so sorry you having to jump through his ridiculous hoops when all you need is some good medical treatment. He should know you don't feel well enough to play his silly games which probably involve a power trip - I'll be praying for you and thinking of you over the next few days.