On Tuesday this week, Stephanie had some very sharp pains in her chest. They were so bad that she almost dropped Peyton when they hit
She said the pain was as bad as her labor pain
We went up to the Emergency Room to get her checked out. While we were waiting, the pain just stopped. It went from massive pain, to feeling like nothing ever happened. We waited around another 15 minutes for a doctor, but nobody came out, so we just decided to go home. We figured it was just a bad cramp and all was well
Well, all was well untill this morning. The pain came back about 7 AM right before I got home from work. She took a bath, took some Tylenol and nothing helped, so we once again went up to the ER and decided we were going to stay this time even if the pain goes away.
They get us in and they do all the normal tests and then do an ultrasound. Turns out that she has gall stones and she is going to need surgery
to remove her gall bladder. I am now at home for the night ( worked last night and haven't slept yet.. called in tonight ), but we have been up at the hospital since 9:30 AM. The GI doctor was supposed to be in earlier today, but of course, he didn't make it and I just got a call from Steph saying that he won't even do his tests untill tomorrow afternoon
Then, we have to wait for his test results before the surgeon can remove the gall bladder. The surgery is supposed to take about 1 - 2 hours and is a low risk operation. They will make four small cuts in her chest and insert a camera and some tools then remove the gall bladder through one of the small cuts. The surgeon says that she should be back to %100 within one week.
The worst part is that I can't be there for her tonight... she is in a freakin shared room that isn't even the size of our bedroom
there is only her bed and a VERY uncomfortable chair for me to sit on. I have been awake about 30 hours now and am very tired, so a chair is not an option for me to sleep in right now. Her sister is up there with her for the night, and I will be back there first thing in the morning.
I will keep you guys updated whenever I can. HOPEFULLY all should be done and we will be home by Saturday afternoon
Please keep her in your thoughts / prayers