Monday, March 8, 2010

Procedures

It's been a stressful couple of weeks at our house. I'm doing my best to grow a person and Nic is doing his best to figure out what in the world is wrong with his insides. So basically neither of us is all too chipper.

Nic had two procedures last week: one involving a camera going down his throat and up his butt (Did they meet in the middle?), and another involving laying on a table for a couple of hours while some sort of radiation went through his body to show how his organs were functioning. I wasn't there for the radiation thing, but was there when he came out of the anesthesia after his colonoscopy. If you've seen this video then you have a pretty good idea about what he's like post-op. He doesn't remember much of that day.

We haven't gotten results from the first procedure, but the radiation thing showed that his gallbladder isn't functioning properly and is most likely what is making him sick. His doctor and a surgeon are supposed to call him sometime today to discuss his options. So it looks like there could be a fun surgery in the near future. The best thing to do with Nic when he's on pain pills after surgery? Watch a scary movie. Well, not so much watch the movie as watch Nic watch the movie. It makes for a good time.

I've got a little less than four months of this pregnancy thing to go. I was all weirded out by the thought of feeling the baby move, but then it happened and it wasn't all that strange--until I could see movement on the outside! That is weird. I don't know what all else I should say about this whole deal other than we're excited for the end result. Yay for baby Norah!

3 comments:

Connie and Jimbob said...

Oy, I hope that Nic gets fixed soon. Poor boy! Sounds like you have both been stressed. Glad you are enjoying the pregnancy a bit more--it really is a cool thing!

Marydalene said...

Oh Erin. I hope Nic gets better soon. And I agree, watching your tummy move from the outside is a little strange. Just wait until Norah gets bigger! :)

Stefanie said...

yay for baby Norah is right!! P.S. Probably a really good thing that Nic doesn't remember anything about that day. I do hope they figure out what's going on with him though.