Friday night Brie started complaining of pain right in the same place I had been. She felt good enough to try to get some sleep and once again we really thought it was probably indigestion. By 4 am she had managed to get a little sleep but the pain had progressed into vomiting and lower back pain (the sure sign it's your gall bladder). We got her to the ER around 5:30 and they diagnosed her as having an infection and polyps in her gall bladder. Luckily since she hadn't had anything to eat or drink in over 8 hours they were able to have her into surgery by 11 am.
Unfortunately, during surgery Brie's heart rate started dropping dangerously low. After surgery she was slow to come out of anesthesia and in the end the doctor had Brie placed in a room where she would could have her heart rate constantly monitored. For the first couple hours I had to try and keep her awake most of the time because every time she would start to sleep her heart rate would drop into the mid-40s.
Luckily once the anesthesia cleared her system her heart rate returned to a more acceptable mid-60s. She came home this morning and is resting up. If her recovery is similar to mine in a couple days she will start feeling a great deal better and within a week she should feel well enough to start normal activity.
It once again goes to show how in-sync Brie and I can be (lol) within 2 weeks we both had our gall bladders removed. My hope is that we are getting all our drama out at the beginning of the year so the rest of 2009 can be smooth sailing.
Thank you to all our friends and family who sent their prayers and support for Brie.Posted by John at January 25, 2009 03:34 PM