Monday, November 19, 2007

Last Three Days

The last three days have been spent in the hospital. Friday I was at work but was miserable - in pain and my face was real swollen. Saturday morning I called Jane and asked her to take me to the ER. We got there about noon. They immediately gave me pain meds and antibiotics, and then admitted me.

Clear liquid diets - what can I say about those? The last meal of solid food I had was Tuesday at noon, and I ate very little of that. From then until Sat. night about 8:00 when they brought me a hamburger, all I had was broth and Jell-O. Now I know I can live 'off the fat of the land' for a long time, but I was just plain hungry. I hope that liquid diet was good for at least a five pound loss!

The bone infection under that crowned and root-canaled tooth spread very fast. The right side of my face was swollen, my neck looked huge, and two large egg-sized knots traveled down the front of my neck to my chest. That was real scary.

The hospital was wonderful, starting with the ER nurse who was a quilter. The general physician, internist and ENT specialist all visited. I was on standby to be taken to surgery, but thankfully responded well to the mega doses of antibiotics.

I got home at around 8:00 tonight. And VERY glad to be home!

I have a lot of catching up to do on your blogs, and a lot of catching up to do on some sewing for a friend, but it'll all get done this week. Over the long weekend I should get the sewing finished up and off to be quilted.

I was truly scared. It hasn't often happened to me, but this was just one of those times.

25 comments:

Kim said...

I'm glad to know you're on the road to recovery, Vicky! Was Daisy okay without you? Is Jane or someone checking in to make sure you have what you need? If not, I'll send Sharon over. She can alternate between you and Cheryl who has a nasty case of shingles! I'm sure she wouldn't mind me volunteering her! LOL!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh Vicky, you poor thing. It is always awful when you are so sick - lucky for you for the good treatment at the hospital. Take good care, get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Yvonne said...

That is very scary Vicky....I'm so glad you're ok. Take care!!!

Darlene said...

Vicky, oh my goodness I'm so sorry you had such a terrible scare. Thank goodness for Jane! I hope you're laying low and allowing yourself to heal.

((HUGS))

joyce said...

All that from a tooth! Wow. I have a bad tooth and now I am thinking I'll just get it yanked out. Glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery.

Carolyn said...

Thoughts and prayers for quick healing and recovery are going out for you. I'm glad that you're feeling better. Rest and take care of yourself...we missed you!

Vicki W said...

Holy cow, all that suffering froma thoth! Glad you are getting better and I'm really sorry you had to go through this.

Beth said...

Oh Vicky, that's terrible! You poor thing! I hope you are on the mend now, that must have been horrible.

Julia said...

I am so sorry to hear about your scare. You just never think of dental work turning into a hospital stay. So glad that you didn't have to have surgery. Take care and I hope that you are all better now.

Carla said...

What an ordeal to go through! I hope that you're on the fast track to feeling great again.
I know Upland very well. I grew up in Chino and moved to Alabama 13years ago. Still have a brother in Upland. You crossed country in the opposite direction!
Carla

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, that is scary! Thank goodness you got yourself to the ER asap. I am glad that you were able to avoid surgery and are back home. I hope you are back to 100% soon!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh Vicky, I've been wondering where the heck you were. I didn' think of checking all the local hospitals for you. LOL!!! How scary that must have been for you. Jane to the rescue!!! Good old Jane. Well I didn't mean OLD Jane. I mean that in a young way. Oh I need to stop right there. But I'm glad your back and ready to jump right into the holidays. Take care of you and poor Chery at polka dots is under the weather too. What's going on in blogland??

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Glad to read you are doing better.

I as sending hugs and well wishes.

Erin said...

Oh Vicky! I am glad you are home, get some more rest if you can ok! hugs, Erin

JudyL said...

I'm so glad you're home. I was so worried about you! What's going to happen with the bad tooth now?

Carol said...

Oh Vicky that is just too scary...glad you're feeling better...keep taking your medicine, get lots of rest and take good care of yourself.

Marcie said...

Oh Vicky, bless your heart! What an ordeal. Hope you feel better soon!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ewwww that was scary,,, feel better!

Cheryl said...

So glad to hear you are doing better Vicky. Sounds like you received great care at the hospital. Maybe the two of us can room together for a while, with Sharon as our Nurses aide of course. So glad you are on the mend!

sherry said...

Glad to hear you are home from the hospital & feeling better. What a scare that must have been! Take care of yourself.

Nan said...

OMG, Vicky! How frightening for you! Thank God for your friend Jane! I'm so glad to hear you are doing better now.
I hope you spend time resting and doing whatever your heart desires now. You deserve it!

cher said...

oh my goodness...glad there was a happy ending to this tooth saga! serious infection no kidding! hope you are not wearing yourself out sewing...keep taking care of yourself and I am glad you have Jane and other friends to help you. big hugs

Tazzie said...

Ohhh my goodness, what a scary time for you! I'm so pleased you're feeling better. Be sure to take good care of yourself hon.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Karen said...

Gracioussakes, I can imagine just how happy you were to get back home again after that experience. Definitely scary. Is your tooth and all OK now?

Patti said...

Oh my God, Vicki! I'm so glad you are all right! Bone infections can be VERY dangerous! I know that was a few weeks ago, but I'm still shuddering for you.