Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hanging out in the hospital

Well here I am. Sitting alone in Room 211 at lovely St. Lukes South. I was at this very place 4 weeks ago but that time I was delivering a baby. Now I am just sitting.

Yesterday was a lovely day. My in-laws were in town so we went to a children's farmstead and watched Bennett go crazy over the animals. She fed baby goats from a bottle and we walked everywhere. We had a great lunch and then everyone napped. After my nap I was sitting cross legged on the floor and Bennett brought me a book to read. She plopped down in my lap and SNAP! I don't know what happened, but something did.

I tried not to over react and just tried to wait it out on the couch, but it got worse every second that passed. 2 hours later I tried to walk to the kitchen and I couldn't walk at all. Putting weight on my right leg was unbearable.

We decided to go to the ER. They couldn't find anything wrong and guessed it was a muscular problem. They were going to let me go home with muscle relaxers and painkillers, but I couldn't walk out of the room. Standing caused such severe pain that they admitted me overnight.

I didn't get any sleep last night. I couldn't roll from side to side, I couldn't move I was just stuck. I just got back from having an MRI on my back. Getting on and off the table was horrific. I hate screaming in front of people, but there you go.

So, keep us in your prayers. I honestly have no idea what happened. I have a lot of family coming in town the next few weeks and I really want to be able to hang out at home and spend time with them. I want to be able to hold Bennett and feed Will. As it is Rob is doing all of the night feedings and taking care of Bennett plus trying to do his job.

I will post updates through this blog as I am able. I can barely move and cannot reach more than 2 feet to get the laptop. I am only able to get on it if someone puts it in my lap. But hooray for Morphine! That seems to help and hopefully I can make it home soon to be with my family.


Anna said...

oh lauren, i'm so sorry!!!! i hope they can figure out what's wrong and get you better ASAP!!! ugh...i wish i was there sitting with you! we'll be praying! big hugs to you!!! keep us updated!!!

The Khans said...

goodness Lauren. That sounds terrible. I will definitely be praying for you. I hope everything gets fixed quickly.

Abby said...

Lauren, my goodness! You and the fam are in our prayers. Please keep us updated if you can!