Saturday, July 31, 2010

A very long week by David

Last weekend we left the girls to stay a week with both grandmas and cousins in SLC.  That was a success. They have truly had the times of their lives.  Back in California things have not been quite so good.  On Tuesday Kiley had a lumbar puncture (spinal tap).  Unfortunately, it was unsuccessful after 3 tries.  The Dr. said he didn't puncture the spinal fluid so go home and we would try again later with the help of an x ray.  By Thursday Kiley was ready to die.  Total spinal head ache.  Basically the spinal fluid leaks out the needle hole and  so your brain stops floating and when it touches bottom look out.  So after a 14 hour stay at the ER. we came home. (while there Kiley had a successful second attempt at a lumbar puncture with the help of x-ray and ended up getting a blood patch to fill the leaking holes).  The boys ended up sleeping at a friends house.  What fun.  So Saturday rolls around and Kiley is ready to die again.  So off to the ER we go.  This time just more drugs.  Apparently this could easily last up to a week.  Meanwhile the girls are "stuck" in Utah and we are not sure when they are coming home because who knows when Kiley will be able to travel.  As a sidenoteI have been down the hill everyday this week (that is where all the appointments have been) and have gone to 2 doctors appointments, 2 dental appointments (no cavities hooray) and 2 ER trips.  I guess I am ready for school to start after all.

Hoping for a better week --David

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about your week! I hope things get better really soon! Please let me know if I can do anything!