Saturday, April 3, 2010

Adventures in the ER at St. Anthony's

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

After nearly fainting at a memorial service at church Friday, I was taken to the ER and spent an interesting 3-4 hours there. One of the episodes involved a very drunk man who was Shouting obscenities at the top of his voice, then singing "On a clear day..." then Climb every Mountain" and shouting that he needed to go to the bathroom, until someone finally took him He would not get back in bed and kicked one nurse then tried to hit a male nurse. After an hour of this and me wishing for duct tape for his mouth, a big, husky nurse came and took him off to the psych floor.

I was finally admitted for dehydration and renal failure due to the dehydration, The doctor said it could be corrected easily with IV's which I had all night. No sleep because of beeps from the breathing equipment used by the patient in the next bed and my IV every time I bent my arm.

It was discovered after tests today that I have a kidney infection, so I start an antibiotic for that tonight. I hope to be at church tomorrow, but it depends on how I feel. But God is good and he looks after us all!

Have a blessed Easter!

Love and hugs, Amaryllis