Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Wow, WHAT a last day of the month.
Got home from work and Kimm was still not feeling so good. At this point, since the holiday weekend was over, she called her doctor’s office to see if she could get an appointment with her PCP. Luckily, she was able to get in, for early afternoon.
I told her I would sleep and then go with her to her appointment.
Her doctor’s appointment was pretty fast. We explained to the doctor what Kimm had been experiencing and she did an exam. She felt as we did that it was probably her gallbladder. She explained that she would need blood work and an ultrasound but that because it was getting later in the day it would not be able to be completed at the outpatient office. She recommended to head to the ER.
So that’s what we did.
I was hoping that it would be fairly quick, but there we were not so lucky.
We checked in at 3:40 pm. And we were in triage five minutes later. That part WAS fast.
It took another 2 hours to get IN to the ED. And that is even with me working there.
Kimm got an IV, some pain meds and anti-nausea meds and some blood work drawn. The doctor was in to see her and ordered an ultrasound.
We were over to the ultrasound by 6:20 pm. Unfortunately the tech doing the exam said she could not see anything.
Which the doctor confirmed.
But because he did not want to leave anything uncovered he did order a CT scan of the abdomen, which happened about an hour later.
And then there was MORE waiting for the results of the CT scan.
And in the mean time I was getting a little nervous because I had to come back to work that night. I didn’t want to call out because I had just come off of vacation.
We finally got the results (everything NEGATIVE…so frustrating) and we left the hospital about 9:30 pm. Which left just enough time for us to get home, for me to shower and get changed and eat a bite before heading right back to the hospital.
Again, what a last day of the month.