Saturday, November 12, 2005

I Am Freaking Out Right About Now

Hub just went to the emergency room. Its almost 11 pm here and he was fine to drive, and someone had to stay with Princess so here I am. He has had an earache since Key West, probably from the horrendous waves while we were snorkeling. I got mad water in my ear but it all came out that day. I think his was trapped. Its been bothering him, and today it got really bad. So he holds one ear closed and pushes really hard, like trying to push the water out of his ear. Some liquid comes out followed by gobs of blood. The blood didn't stop. I asked if he wanted to go to the emegency room, expecting a manly "No Dear, I Am Fine" out of him. But no. He said he wasn't sure. So then I start worrying. I came onto the computer to check WebMD to see what I could find out (useless, btw) when he comes into the office all dressed with his keys, saying he's going to the hospital. Now all I can do is sit here and wait and hope there aren't too many gunshot wounds ahead of him on line at the hospital.

42 comments:

Mike said...

Screw WebMD, You did the right thing... Blood is not a good sign. Get us an update!

Arethusa said...

I hope that everything turns ok, and he gets medical attention quickly! I'll be waiting on tenterhooks for an update too. Sending good thoughts.

Edd said...

TJG,

We'll be waiting for an update as soon as you can. You know I do not sleep much - we are here for all three of you...

enigma4ever said...

I lurk here usually...I saw that your husband went to the ER- scary stuff- hope it went well and that he gets the care he needs...It sounds like a bad infection, although blood is not a good sign....I will send good thoughts your way-

TrueJerseyGirl said...

UPDATE: Hub is fine. He burst his eardrum and is picking up antibiotics at some 24-hour pharmacy on his way home from the hospital. He'll need to see an ear/nose/throat doc, but the hospital said its just like a cut - it has to heal with time (and meds of course). He is going to be fine, it wasn't his brain bleeding out his ear or anything.

Edd said...

Great News!

layman said...

Michele sent me.

Glad your hub is ok.
Tricky stuff, ear drums and all.

aka_monty said...

I'm so glad he's okay!! :) *hug*

I was worried there for a minute...

And by the way, I love what you've done with the place now!

rebecca said...

ohh, i hope he's ok!!

-xtessa- said...

OMG! my heart stopped when i read your earlier post! thank God, he's okay now...*hugs*

hope he heals quickly!

Kym said...

My heart sank when I read your post! I am glad to hear he is doing better. Good luck to your hub and you with his ear!

Queen Imadorka said...

Wow that is freaky ..I am glad to hear he is ok .

Brookelina said...

Oh oh...I was going to say it sounded like he burst his eardrum from snorkeling and then flying...but then I read your comment. So glad he's ok!

Bev - Living In Hormoney said...

I'm glad to hear he's fine!

deputyswife said...

Glad to see he will be okay. The ear drum is nothing you want to mess with!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That was all very scary.

Danielle said...

Scary! I gasped to read it! Glad to hear it will heal with meds and time... Phew!

Debby said...

I'm glad to hear that it was nothing more serious. Good luck with it all.

BTW, I love the new look!!

J&J'sMom said...

Yikes!! Hope all is well today! Scary. I'm going to go catch up on your trip...hope it was more fun than the aftermath. I'll be back tomorrow for an update!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

my little one gets ear infections all the time, it's actually pretty easy to burst your ear drum once you have an infection, blood is definitely a sign something is not right, glad to hear he'll be ok, guess princess gets to be a nurse for a week or so.

Holly said...

Oh geez... hope you are all doing better today.

I always go to WebMD too, when I can't get in to the doctor, or just not sure about whether to go or not. I'd have done the same thing in this situation.

Anyway, hope things are good.

Curator said...

Oh man, that sounds a little scary. I hope things are OK over there TJG.

U guys take it easy over there.

Cheers.

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

Phew. Glad to hear he's okay. I would've freaked out, too.

Mitey Mite said...

So glad he's okey! I know all about eardrums. My sympathy, 'cuz it ain't fun.

trine said...

I join the chorus! SO GLAD HE"S FINE!!!

i hate it when men actually go to the hospital as that means they're actually NOT WELL.. hope you get some rest now you know he's ok

xxx

Ali said...

oh my god.
so scary.

i'm so glad to hear he's okay.

Janet said...

That happened to me once, it IS very scary! It ended up being a punctured ear drum...and that sucked hearing-wise for awhile!

annie said...

OMG! Ick!
I have a messed up ear, they think it's a problem with my sinuses, too, and don't swim or anything because of it. He should maybe wear earplugs next time?

Arethusa said...

Oh thank goodness it isn't anything major. I hope it heals soon and it wasn't his brain. Thanks for the update!

jlybn123 said...

Saw your little update and I'm glad to know that he is going to be okay!

What a bummer after vaca huh?

InterstellarLass said...

Glad Hub's OK! My son has burst his eardrum twice. Both times from ear infections. This nasty green stuff came out. It was grody!

Indigo said...

How scary!!! Glad to hear he's going to be okay though.

Kathleen said...

Thanks God that he's okay. Blood gushing is just plain scary.

the frog princess said...

I'm glad he's okay! I found this link, and knowing how much you like Bon Jovi I thought you could use the smile :)

mrsmogul said...

Things like that are always scary. I can't stand the sight of blood so I would have freaked.

Evey said...

Glad to hear he is alright....hope he feels better soon.

Sleeping Mommy said...

Blood is always a little unnerving but blood like that coming from someplace like that really is frightening. Hope all is well. Let us know, ok?

Miss_Vicki said...

just saw the post (I've been too lazy lately LOL) - so glad to hear he'll be fine!!

Bumbling Bav said...

Oh man! Glad he is ok.

Natsthename said...

well, thank goodness everything's fine! Take care of him!!

Evey said...

Hows the ear healing up?

Bridget Unnel said...

Good news. Freakin' scary though...