Late last week I gave a brief update on the hospital visit in Dallas for The Honey… (if you’re new here… The Honey, is my husband)
I’ve had several of you continue to ask about him, telling me that you’re praying for him and for me; I appreciate that so much! More than you know.
Here is the official update:
He was in the hospital 2 days. They ran tests… and blood work, etc. Then sent him home. He is being referred to a Hepatologist (liver specialist) they will work to find out what is going on with his blood (platelets, wbc, and rbc) they will also try and find out what’s going on with some of his other organs. When we went to the ER 2 weeks ago… it was because his abdomen was hurting him, turns out his gall bladder was giving him problems the ER and the Hospital doctors said he should have it out, but too risky with his liver ‘condition’ …they’re not calling it cirrhosis, yet. Though, they are leaning that way, they’re a bit puzzled by the fact he’s not a drinker. Hasn’t drank in over 25 years,and he’s never been what I’d call a drunk (didn’t drink daily)… a social drinker. At this point I feel like I’m justifying something to the world, not sure why… except that so many doctors have walked into the room and questioned his drinking habit. It’s almost insulting, if not for the fact that the doctors are presumably stereo-typing my husband… it would be insulting. What is wrong with asking, “Do you drink?” … why do they, and I’m in no way exaggerating here… but why do they ask, “How long have you been drinking?” It’s very frustrating.
The specialist we saw this week…says removing his gall bladder is un necessary at this point. She wants to do other tests and biopsy his liver… and is considering the risks. She is also looking at his spleen…his is enlarged. Since she is a specialist, Hepatologist… I figure she deals with this a lot and knows that there could be other causes for his troubles. Anyway, I like her. I hope she is able to figure this out so he can get the proper treatment he needs.
No one has given him a special diet, considering his gall bladder is giving him so much trouble.
I’ve taken it upon myself to make sure he is eating healthy. No deep fried foods. He LOVES ME… but doesn’t like me much right now. Especially at meal times!
That’s pretty much it for now… I mentioned last week that I had an interesting experience with my ICADs… since it pertains to The Honey and his health… I’ll share it really quickly.
In doing research, my daughter and myself have a suspicion that his illness is AUTO-IMMUNE. He has other symptoms… that are visible and obvious to me, since I live with him. I didn’t mention it to the doctor yet… I’m letting her do her thing initially, since it was our first visit. But the Auto-immune idea is there in the back of our minds. Anyway… I posted a picture of my hubby on IG “Mr. Mustache” and asked for prayers…
One of the ICADers… commented and began emailing me with information on Auto-Immune. At this point I hadn’t mentioned it to anyone, except my daughter! She had lots of good information. Knowledgeable on the subject… I really feel like this was from the LORD… putting us together like that. I don’t take little things like that lightly.
Sometimes, we do things, and we don’t know why this new thing is happening, or why we chose the path we did… but I’m certain, the ICADs this year, were part of my life… for that moment. That photo. That prayer request. And that encounter with this woman!
Like I said… we haven’t gotten an official diagnosis yet… but I do have a list of questions… and a direction to go with the doctors! I’m hopeful.
… and grateful to God for how he works things out!
‘Til next time,be blessed!
But godliness with contentment is great gain. ~1 Timothy 6:6