Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What's a Road Trip Without a Trip to the ER?

Steph and I had a lot of fun road trippin' it to Lubbock this weekend. We saw some sweet friends, went to the Tech game...and had one heck of an unplanned visit to the ER. So, if we happened to not be able to see any of you dear friends whilst we were there, it was because we were deeply investing our time in the UMC emergency room.

Saturday night, amidst our victorious chants at the football game, Steph started having some sharp pains to the right of her belly button. She mentioned it briefly in the description of a side stitch, but being the trooper that she is, she just let it go. Around midnight, as we were laying in bed, she said it was starting to get worse. Neither one of us knew what to do, so we just proceeded to sleep...well, at least I did.

Around 2:30am, Steph woke me up to tell me that she hadn't been to sleep yet and was ready to go to the ER, because she was scared she had appendisitus. So, Steph, myself and her parents all got dressed and headed to UMC. Long story short, a couple of blood tests, one CT scan and a lot of unexplained pain later, Steph was released. It was 9am when we left the hospital, 6 hours later, and none of us had slept. Steph was feeling much better and the doctor said she should be fine, but just to watch for any pain in the next couple of days. We headed back to her parent's house and slept for most of the day.

Thankfully, we were able to joke about the whole thing. We even had some pretty good laughs at the's funny what's funny when you're deliriously tired. Here are a couple of our game pics from before the "appendix incident"......GO TECH...I love being alumni!



Leah Dooley said...

BUMMER! I figured something came up or y'all left early when I didn't hear from you. Sorry I didn't get your call. When I saw you called I figured y'all were already on the road since it was so late. I got to eat Thanksgiving dinner at FBC Wolfforth. Fun fun!

Jennifer-Colley said...

Where are the earmuffs?
It was great seeing you guys! Glad everything was ok!

mark said...

Yeah, good call on not getting surgery at Lubbock UMC.