Awful, awful, awful...need a hug or something
:cry: Bad, bad, bad today. I don't know if I picked up a stomach flu or what, but I cant keep anything down. I keep sipping water, and throwing it up again. Same thing with soda, and I even tried ginger tea. Called my doctor, he ordered some suppositories for me (phentanyl or something like it) but it's not working, only making me sleepy. This is bad, folks. I'm in flare, and if I can't keep anything down, I can't take my meds....
Hubby says if I'm not better by the time he gets off work, he's taking me to the hospital. I am sure that Marvin, Cynthia and BennieSue (the nurses) will be glad to see me but I DON'T WANT TO GO!
NOOOOOOOOO not again!!! :cry:
Update on my situation...and a RANT
This will be long. I'm in the hospital with my laptop, and I'm bored, upset and sick...
Yesterday afternoon my hubby took me into the ER. I was just too dehydrated and the vomiting/diarrhea would not stop. They have dx'd me with gastroenteritis. They tried IV's in practically every place they could, but my veins are SO bad (they tend to flatten out)...finally were able to get one into my foot (ouch, ouch, ouch)
So (this is not for the queesy here) I had to use a bedpan. Last night there was a non-staff nurse on duty (I think she was from an agency or something) I had used the bedpan for the IBS and it was awful. I rang and rang and rang...20 minutes I sat there. By that time my bum was burning so I started trying to use babywipes to get it off my skin.
She finally came in and started bawling me out for throwing the babywipes into the bedpan (hey what else could I do, I can't walk to put them in the trash with an IV in my foot!)
Then she had to give me solumedrol (something for the flare) and it has to be pushed slowly through the IV because it burns like coal oil. She looked me dead in the eyes and pushed the whole dosage through and said, "Don't be a baby. You should be used to this." THAT B*tch!
I was so furious! When the patient care tech came in, I told her what happened, and she sent in Marjie, the head nurse on the shift. Marjie sent that other nurse home and called in Marvin, who was grinning ear to ear. He is so funny, I call him Starvin Marvin cause he is tall and skinny. He said, "Well, it was my night off, but Marjie told me Kathy Lopez done fired the agency nurse and hired YOU!" What a sweetie.
I have an NG tube and am allowed clear liquids (ugh the dreaded green jello.) They are giving me compazine for the nausea, which is helping, and keeping me hydrated, in addition to treating my flare. (What the heck is solumedrol anyway???) Is gastroenteritis a common thing with Lupus, because I've had it several times before.
It's so boring in here, but at least I have all of YOU. Thank you for letting me vent. This way I can be sweet when my hubby comes to see me this afternoon. Love to all--