Update…. My trip to Christchurch has been extended…. All was going well till 4am last Wed. Morning. We had to rush our daughter to A&E… She was in extreme abdominal pain throwing up, dizzy spells and a cold sweat….
I dragged old and stale clothes on, forgot about my head of wild hair un-brushed, my only thought was getting her some help. I watched the doctors and nurses prod and poke my child with their hands and needles, saw the pain in her eyes as she tensed up making her veins hostile to the invasion of the syringes… Even though my little girl is 24 years old, she is still my little girl…
The diagnosis was a severe case of pancreatitis caused by a gall stone that had blocked the duct. The pancreas did not recognise the enzymes so it began eating itself. They gave her a heavy dose of antibiotics, morphine and anti Nausea, and took viles of blood for testing. Once they stopped the nausea and the pain subsided she was transported by ambulance to hospital. They did a scan and an MRI to make sure there were no stones logged in the Pancras. She was released 3 days later.
They will only operate when the the pancreas has settled down to remove the gall bladder….
Haydene is feeling much better, but has to stick to a low fat diet till they operate. (not easy for an apprentice chef) or the risk of upsetting her pancreas again… a vital organ in the body.
The timing of my visit was amazing… I am not sure she would have gone to A&E that morning…she thought she had a severed bout of indigestion… I guess having mum around in that situation was a good thing.
I will be back in a few days to catch up with you all…. I miss my bubble friends and the amazing work…