Friday, August 29, 2008

It's A No Go...

Chris' pain didn't improve, so.....We get a night in the 5 star, all-suite, very luxurious Brookwood hospital, which BTW has very comfortable beds. The service and the food is GREAT! (Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice right now?) Gotta love the hospital life. Okay, enough of my ramblings, on to Chris. I think wandering around this hospital has made me a little crazy. You would think I would be used to hospitals since I do work in one for 12 hours a day and all, but I gotta say, I'm not liking the other side. Not one bit! Don't get me wrong, the staff is all great, but you all understand...


Oh yeah....Chris... So, his pain didn't improve, if anything it got worse. Doc says it's because the nerve was more damaged that he initially thought. When the pressure was relieved, the nerve was not used to having all of this reacquired free space and was causing muscle spasms. They gave him some IV steroids and muscle relaxers, which didn't improve his pain. They decided to admit him at around 5:00 and changed his pain meds which helped tremendously. Apparently when pain is so uncontrolled you need to change pain meds to something stronger, that buys you an automatic admission. Hence, our stay at the 5 star, all-suite, very luxurious Brookwood Hospital with the very comfy beds. He's feeling much better now, still with a little pain, but not as severe. We should get to go home tomorrow.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I am so sorry! Both of you must be so miserable! I'll pray for a speedy recovery!