E.R. at midnight. not so easy,

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Sissy, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Prayers to all of Byc ers who are not feelig well.
    and for my Dh , this has been a month of mixed emotions.

    Smokers Quit..dont deprive your family of your being there with them.
    this is a bit of a long vent..

    DH was having trouble with sinas for a month and half. Refused to see the doc saying
    it would pass. ( Men) Midnight comes around and Dh gets pain in his chest
    on his rightside., so off to the emergency room we went.
    Cat scan shows nodules on his lungs being a smoker Iexpected that..I never picked up the habit.

    . We get home at 5 in the morning but before we leave he is told no
    physical excercise (he was so weak he could barley walk,) and we are told to get to a
    pulmonary specialist Asap. which we did luckly were able to getto see one 2 days later.
    More test and antibotics. pain pills inhalers,and xrays,
    then Pet Scan which lights up like
    lights on a christmas tree, cancer cells light up.But Specialist sees some thing else lungs all inflamed
    Could be Histomplasmosis a fungus found in the soil from Chx, cats and bat droppings,
    Getting rid of it is easy, spray ing water on to the ground . But more testing.( No histoplasmosis)
    what Doctors found is
    a type of pneumonia that has symptoms like cancer.
    so DH gets predisone and anti-inflamation meds.if in a 3 weeks he feels better
    he gets another reg. scan,He has been in bed now for for month and half.
    I bring meals him , he is unable to eat much weight went from212 to 203lbs.and must stay on his meds so this totaly clears up. If
    Dh dosent feel better then its another biopsy.so we are just waiting
    what the end of the month brings.
    Please put him in your prayers.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    You and your family will be in my thoughts....
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Wow...tough time for you both!! Hugs and prayers your way... [​IMG]
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

  5. kargo

    kargo Songster

    May 8, 2009
    [​IMG] I'm sorry. I'll pray for you guys,
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    So sorry..You guys are in my thoughts. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. littlefarm_bighappy

    littlefarm_bighappy Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    I know.
    My father, best dad in the world, the ultimate Boy Scout and survivalist (he's hiked thru Canada, hunted moose and stared down bear in Alaska) now sits with a defibrillator and a pacemaker. Almost lost him last Oct. Don't know how I'd raise my kids wihtout him in our lives. Chronic emphysema. He used to seing me on his shoulders and walk with long strides, now he shuffles.
    I know your pain. I am so sorry.

    He's smoked since age 13. The pain this addiction has caused is indescribable.
    Hate cigarettes. Want to beat up a tobacco lobbyist.
    You are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Only comfort is the advances and medicine we now have, 15 years ago our loved ones would be gone by now.
  8. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Prayers said! Smokers stop now! I just lost mil to pancreatic cancer on 11/3/9 ! smoking causes that too!
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  9. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    My husband's parents thought that it was cute to give their three year old child puffs off their cigarettes. [​IMG] When we married, I got after my inlaws for doing something so stupid. They claimed that they didn't know it was wrong. BullS. My mom wouldn't let us have candy cigs because she didn't want to encourage smoking. My mom was not the best person and was a chain smoker, but if she knew that it was wrong to give your toddler a cigarette then a nurse (my FIL) should have known better. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My husband finally quite cold turkey after our second son was born.

    For years my mom smoked so heavily that our house looked like a bar. I think at one point she was up to five packs a day. After being hospitalized and not having her cigs for a couple of days, she came home and quite cold turkey also. Neither of them had any patches or any other help. I always thought that was amazing.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    lastest report. from last Doc. visit.
    Radiolgist feels this is a type of peumonia
    thats acts up on Pet scan like cancer.
    \\ It called Acriptogenic peumonia.
    Dh is on Predsione to take away the inflamation
    . which causes so much pain if he is better in 8 days another
    scan. or Xray will be taken,and he will remaine on meds but
    if he dosent get more wt up and eats better which
    I have seen a
    big improvement . they will have to do another needle biopsy
    into his chest.on the other side.
    thanks for all the prayers and keep them coming. Dh is a giant
    among men awonderful ,loving hubby and great Dad

    Hooray for all of those that have tossed away the cigs ,chew or cigars.

    Give those that love you more time with you for all the joys in life to share.

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