Thursday, June 17, 2010
The benefits outweigh the risk??
Im so tired, words cant not even explain, I need to sleep for an entire week without interruption, and even then I don't think I could catch up. Its been a rough week to say the least. Just when I thought things were going so well, I took a night off, went to a baseball game, and out to have a good time with the ladies, I come home, and Nate has a seizure. Wow, I don't think I could have felt like a bigger dill hole! I know that me going out and having a good time has anything to do with it, but it makes me question whether I should have that time to myself or not. I need it, I need to unwind, I need to regroup, to clear my mind a little, but it feels like every time I do something bad happens. I didnt know at the time that what he was experiencing was a seizure, it wasnt until the next day that I kind of pieced everything together. I know, that sounds horrible, but im used to him doing strange things at night, especially when he starts new meds, which in this case was Trazadone. So we kind of just let it go until tuesday and we call the dr office here in Junction city, no answer, we call Topeka no answer, left voicemails, and didnt get a call until the next day! Really? That is way too long, all we wanted to know is if they thought he should come in or not, I know you are all thinking he should have just gone, but everytime we go to the ER after something happens they just make sure he is stable and tell him to see his primary care doctor, or a specialist, which he already sees. When they finally called back the JC office thought it was serious and said he should go to the ER, but it would be better for him to go to Topeka because they have more access to all the special machines and things. When we get there, they wont let me go with him, so me and the kids wait in the waiting room for about 2 hours while the PA in the ER makes my husband feel like a complete idiot because he didnt "bite his tongue." She said that if he would have had a seizure he would have bit his cheek or his tongue. Im no dr. but even I know that 1st of all, not everyone bites their tongues, and 2nd there are different types of seizures. Heck, if it wasnt a seizure what the heck was it?? My husband was about to convulse himself off the bed, woke up a few minutes later with a horrible migraine and a mouth full of puke, if it wasnt a seizure what the heck is wrong with my husband? Maybe its the fact that he is on 15 medications 6 of which have adverse reactions with eachother?? I guess I forgot again, im not the dr, and the dr can decide that the benefits out weight the risk, if a person is on 15 meds, they shoudl be functioning as close to normal as possible and he isnt, id really appreciate if someone could tell me where the benefit is here!
Posted by Kristle Helmuth at 11:56 PM