Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thankful

As many of you know Brett has been very sick. I want to first thank everyone for their prayers and for fasting. I know the Lord has truly blessed us. Today is Tuesday the 10 Jun. and he is feeling much better. Let me explain what has transpired over the last week. Brittany took Brett to Care Now early Monday morning the 2 Jun the day after their 1st anniversary. Happy Anniversary (yeah right) this headache started on Sunday. They game him 3 shots. Told them that he would probably sleep and be ok....well it didn't help. Brother Ballard came over Monday night and gave him a blessing (so thankful to have the priesthood) Then went to Harris Methodist hospital there we had several shots but no Lumbar Puncture (should have had it done there) But we did not. Got home about 5am or so. I got the prescription filled from the hospital and took alot of it in the 24 hours almost the max that he could take. Went to his primary care Dr on Wed morning and they gave him 2 shots of Imtrex and it did nothing. Went to North Hills Hospital wed night (Brother Cook came and gave him a blessing)because he started throwing up blood (Dr said it could be because he throws up with such force) they gave him several shots and then IV medicine that he had to consult a Neurologist for. Well that neurologist was to busy to see him the next day. Rachel had called and they told her that. Well you don't mess with Rachel's siblings, she is like a fighting tiger when that happens. So Rachel called the primary care Dr back and they recommended Dr MacIntosh (he has been great) they took him on Thursday and he admitted him to the hospital. Brittany has been such a trooper. I know she has been terrified as she watches Brett be very sick. I know she has worried as she is about 20 weeks pregnant and Brett has been so sick and feeling like he could die.
Dr Mac wondered if he might have had pseudo cranial tumor. Where the pressure in your spine builds and makes your body think you have a tumor behind your eyes. But his lumbar puncture came back positive for viral meningitis. Pretty scary, not really any treatment just must wait it out..man has it ever been lonnnggg. Sunday he came in tested his spinal pressure and it was at 48 it had been 42 in his office on Thurs. they drained 4 vials of fluid. Made him better at least it relived the pressure. He started having good stretches and that is what the Dr said would happen. Monday he felt somewhat better and then he started feeling really bad again. Dr Mac came in and said that his liver enzymes were up and that was not good. You know the mom in me started to worry. The meds he is getting is the most this Dr has ever prescribed in his 28 years. Then the nurse manager came in and as we talked she said that that was alot on of meds and she made me more worried. So Brett waited awhile before he took his meds. Then he actually made it all the night he went 14 hours before he needed any more(YEAHHH) then Dr Mac came in and drained more fluid off his back today. And his pressure was down to 29 yipppeee. He said he started to read more about this and he said that there was one case of a girl who had this and she had to have the pressure released from her back once a week for 5 MONTHS.....he said he did not feel that would happen to Brett. So thankful. It looks like we are getting better so excited about that.

5 comments:

Cee Cee said...

Thanks for the details...how terrifying. We've all been praying and fasting for him and Britt too. All of you. Glad you are so close and can help Britt through this tough time. Hope it's all good news from here. Love you all!

John and Rachael said...

I'm so glad he is getting better. We'll continue to pray for him. Keep us updated.

marcia said...

yeah!!!!!!

txmommy said...

so glad he's doing better!!! WOw that is scary, poor Brett.

Anne said...

how scary that must have been!!! I'm glad he seems to be doing better now!