Unwanted Visits

We have had a good track record for the past couple of years. Alas, it has come to an end! Two emergency room visits in the past three weeks makes me wonder if we will get to know the doctor's at our new ER as well as we knew those in Appleton. (I HOPE not!)

Zak took a tumble out of a tree. A pretty good tumble. He cut his head open and had a nice bloody mess. The mess got cleaned up and we opted to watch it and keep him quiet for the night. However, the next day he just wasn't himself; and we decided to have him get a good once over. Enter ER visit number one.

CT scan was done and, praise the Lord, showed no bleeding in his head. He just had a good concussion and we were ordered to keep him down and quiet; which, was not too hard. (I told you he was NOT himself!) He recovered fine and is back at keeping me on my toes.

Rachel came downstairs on Monday night crying. She had a sore on her lip that was getting worse. The pain was almost unbearable and I made a call to the doctor's after hours nurse. I just wanted to see if there was something that we could do to make her comfortable through the night. She recommended taking her in that night to the ER. I thought," You have to be kidding me!" Rachel, though, kept crying and I could tell she was in a lot of pain. Rob and I decided to take her in.

I felt a bit foolish as I checked in with the receptionist at the hospital. "Hi, I am bringing my daughter in for a sore lip..." I did make sure that I told her that a nurse told me to come! Well, it comes to be found out that the nurse was right. After the doctor came in an looked at the lip he seemed quite concerned. Rachel has a severe staph infection in her lip and is on antiviral and antibiotic medication. She also is taking Vicodin for pain - (she is in a lot of pain!)

She is resting today, and I have been busy getting familiar with all that Clorox can do. Every door knob in our house has been sanitized; along with toothbrushes, dishes and glasses. Sheets have been washed and are hanging in the sun to help with the sterilization process.

I am hoping that this will put an end to the ER visits! Please keep Rachel in your prayers. She is really having a tough day today.

Trust you are having a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by - under the circumstances, I think visiting me via blog land is a bit safer for your health than an actual visit face to face. (But I DO have clean door knobs - throughout the house!)



Becky K. said...

Wow! Who would have thought that? I am sooooo glad she is receiving treatment!

Take care.

Becky K.

Anonymous said...

Oh no!!! Hope everyone feels better soon!
Rebecca F.

Beth said...

Hi! I just popped over to your blog from Persuaded's blog! I just love to see mutual "friends" on others' blogs!
I hope your family recovers very soon!
My mom has had a staph infection recently but it is due to a low imune system. I am told that it is not a contagious type...so since I saw her tonight with my own children, and we all gave her hugs...let's hope that was the truth!!
Blessings to you and yours!
Beth (by grace!)

Anonymous said...

Just a note to let you know I'm praying for you! Hope you're feeling better soon. No long term hospital visit, I hope? Are the medications helping the pain?

You know my phone number...call me if you need to chat! :)


P.S. Will you be able to be in church on Sunday? Lord willing, Mom and Philip will be there!

Sheryl Shaffer said...

Oh....poor Rachel! I'm so sorry for her. Please let her know we love her and will pray for her quick recovery.

Sharon said...

I hope Rachel is feeling better by now! Praying that she heals quickly and completely.