Saturday, November 29, 2008

Re-admission

Family and friends,

Many of you have already heard the news: after a wonderful evening of dancing at Jill and Gary's holiday party yesterday, Erica had a very rough night. She spiked a fever of 102* F and then starting to throw up blood. Luckily, Josh was with her and rushed her to the hospital. We've been here all day, but she has been sleeping thanks to the OBSCENE amount of pain meds given this morning.

This morning, Erica was complaining of an extremely painful headache. They gave her a LOT of pain medication to help alleviate it. Now, nearly six hours later, she is still sedated by the medication and rather non-responsive. When she does seem to stir a bit, she mumbles incoherently and goes back to sleep. They gave her naloxone to try to counter the effects of the opioids in an effort to interact with her. It only caused her to become very scared and agitated. This lasted for a few minutes, but she's calm again now.

As of right now, her temperature is holding strong at 103.8* F. She has a nasal tube for oxygen and a steady flow of antibiotics and fluids.

Everyone should just hold tight for now--don't book a flight or rush over to the hospital. She is in a sleep induced state now that prohibits her acknowledgment of anyone in the room with her. I am here with my mom and Josh, so she is never alone.

As things are in a state of limbo now, I will *try* to post regularly. We don't know what the results of the CT and chest x-ray are yet and we are still waiting to take her down for an MRI.

Until then... peace.
Jaci

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Though the miles may separate us from being with you, your mom and Erica right now, please know that our thoughts and prayers are always there to surround you all with peace, love and strength during this very difficult time. We love you, Erica - now, always and forever.

Jen, Ethan and Logan Carbaugh

Annie - Steven's mom said...

Thinking of you all so much....
love and light
Annie

*tara said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

We love you so much and are praying, praying, praying tonight.....

Melissa & David

Jessie said...

Love.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaci, Erica, Mom and family,

I'm sending all my love and praying, praying, praying...

God bless you,

Giselle

Anonymous said...

I don't know Erica but came across this blog from another friend's. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Colombia said...

All my thoughts are with you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

my thoughts are with you all, best wishes and prayers from switzerland,
evelyne

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love, prayers, and thoughts from Damascus.

Claire and Bonnie said...

Dear Jaci

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family throughout this difficult time - keep strong. BIG LOVE & HUGS for Erica and all of you, Claire and Bonnie xx

Susan said...

all of my hugs, prayers and love are with you. please let erica know how much my family and i love her.