My dads just been taken into hospital

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Post by risingsun » February 2nd, 2008, 6:42 pm
I hope all is well and your Dad has relief from the pain very soon.

Post by Beacon » February 2nd, 2008, 7:24 pm
Yikes, Bee, hoping for the best for your Dad.  If it is a kidney stone (my sis had one), they are breathtakingly painful but once it passes it''s like flipping a switch - no more pain.  Good luck and keep us updated.

Post by Gemma12 » February 2nd, 2008, 7:55 pm
Bee, thoughts and prayers going out to you and your dad.  I hope he''s okay!  Hugs sweetie! 

Post by IndieJones » February 2nd, 2008, 9:43 pm
Oh Bee, our prayers are with you and your Dad!
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Post by door knob solitaire » February 2nd, 2008, 9:46 pm
Concerned about your dad...prayers for good news...and support for you. 

Post by Lorelei » February 2nd, 2008, 10:43 pm
Date: 2/3/2008 12:31:31 AM
Author: Allison D.
Bee, I''m so sorry for your angst, but do try not to be alarmed.

When I read your initial post and hadn''t seen your later posts, the first thought that came to my mind was ''kidney stone''. My husband had one last year, and it was perhaps the scariest thing ever. Within 20 minutes, he went from mildly uncomfortable to experiencing the worst pain of his life, and I was just scared out of my wits.

Once in the emergency room, though, they were able to treat the pain effectively. It can take a while to pass them, so if that''s it, they may give him a script to help him manage.

Please let us know when you know for sure....we''ll be sending thoughts and prayers for you.

Ditto Alj!!!  Please keep us posted Bee, I have seen someone suffering from a kidney stone, they are dreadful things.
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Post by gwendolyn » February 2nd, 2008, 10:59 pm
Hope you get some good news, bee-star! I''ll be sending positive vibes your way.

Post by 777_LDY » February 3rd, 2008, 12:10 am
Hi Bee, I hope your Dad is feeling better this morning and that it was nothing too serious. I hope all is well for you too, I''m sure you must be so worried.

Post by Maisie » February 3rd, 2008, 12:46 am
Hope everyone is holding up Bee.  I know how scary these things are. I am praying for your Dad.  xx


 


Post by AGBF » February 3rd, 2008, 2:31 am


I was just checking in for news, bee*. I am thinking of you and your father and I hope that he has been diagnosed and successfully treated for the problem he had. I am so sorry.


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Post by jas » February 3rd, 2008, 3:19 am
Sending you positive vibes for this to be diagnosed and treated quickly and easily.  Stay strong, sweetie!

Post by Independent Gal » February 3rd, 2008, 4:08 am
Hi Bee, any updates? Hopefully it is a kidney stone and will pass quickly. These days I think they even have special lasers that break them up so that you pass them faster.

Post by Dani » February 3rd, 2008, 4:18 am
So sorry to hear about this, Bee...Sending your dad get well vibes.....I hope he feels better soon! Image

Post by Sabine » February 3rd, 2008, 5:45 am
Hey bee, hoping things are continuing to look up!  Any updates?

Post by ChargerGrrl » February 3rd, 2008, 5:49 am
hey bee- hope the newest news is positive.  sending good vibes your way!

Post by bee* » February 3rd, 2008, 7:32 am
Hey, thanks so much for all the posts-they''ve brought tears to my eyes reading them. There''s not a huge amount really to report. When he was brought in last night they checked him out and he was given pain relief. They didn''t really do anything else for the rest of the night with him and then today he was x-rayed and nothing showed up so they had to x-ray him again with a contrast dye and a blockage has showed up in his ureter. I''m hoping it''s a stone but they''re waiting for the urologist to do the rounds and because it''s a sunday they''re not sure what time he''ll be coming at (typical Irish health system!). So no news at all really. My dad is the biggest wuss so his first thoughts when he heard that there is a blockage were all very bad ones, but I''m hoping that it''s not serious. Just wish we knew for definite but it could be tomorrow before we find out.

Thanks again everyone-the posts really mean a lot to me.

Post by AGBF » February 3rd, 2008, 7:54 am


I''m so sorry you don''t know more by now, bee*. I was sure that someone would have diagnosed the problem by now. I don''t know why I was so sanguine, perhaps because the pain came on so swiftly and severely. That sounded like an emergency, not some hidden little problem that might take eons for experts to figure out.

I have been there with my parents. My mother had a problem that had her ill for months and months before it was diagnosed and successfully treated a few months ago. Had she not been hospitalized I don''t think anyone would ever have diagnosed the problem, even though it was really not all that exotic. She just needed someone to focus on her!

At any rate, I will keep checking in, so please keep updating the thread. My thoughts will continue to be with you.

Hugs,
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Post by Lorelei » February 3rd, 2008, 8:00 am
Hang in there Bee!  I hope he is comfortable.Image
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Post by pjean » February 3rd, 2008, 8:00 am
Date: 2/3/2008 1:32:30 PM
Author: bee*
H My dad is the biggest wuss so his first thoughts when he heard that there is a blockage were all very bad ones, but I''m hoping that it''s not serious.


Image Nothing like the aftermath of intense pain to make you imagine the worst. I hope you''ve heard news by now, but I''ll keep you and your family in my prayers.


Post by Tacori E-ring » February 3rd, 2008, 8:08 am
My thoughts are with you and your family.
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Post by scarleta » February 3rd, 2008, 8:09 am
Bee:" but it could be tomorrow before we find out"

You will find out tomorrow.Its not bad news that you have to wait till tomorrow.It means he can safely wait.It would be the best to know right away, but its not an option so just try to relax a bit , maybe your positive attitude will help those around you.I am sending you best wishes..
Please keep us posted..

Post by bee* » February 3rd, 2008, 8:12 am
Thanks again for all your replies. He''s definitely feeling a lot more comfortable-my mother just rang to say that he''s eaten eggs, bean and chips (probably not the best thing to be eating when you have a blockageImage!!). It would be great if they would just let him know when he will find out.

Post by pjean » February 3rd, 2008, 8:21 am
Date: 2/3/2008 2:12:59 PM
Author: bee*
He''s definitely feeling a lot more comfortable


Oh, so glad! I agree with scarleta - the waiting means that they think he can wait. So it''s miserable to wait, but it''s kind of good news. Still, you''re right. It would be so much easier if you knew exactly how long you had to wait. {{sympathy}}

Post by Ellen » February 3rd, 2008, 8:32 am
Date: 2/3/2008 2:00:05 PM
Author: Lorelei
Hang in there Bee! I hope he is comfortable.Image
Ditto. And thanks for updating us.
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Post by snlee » February 3rd, 2008, 8:44 am
bee, my thoughts are with you and your family. I hope your dad is relieved from the pain very soon!

Post by Allison D. » February 3rd, 2008, 8:48 am
Bee, it is sounding more and more like a kidney stone. 

It''s not uncommon to have difficulty finding it on the scans; most fairly small in nature, and the width of the ureter is equivalent to that of a single human hair.  (It''s amazing what you end up learning when these things crop us).

I recall that they didn''t see the stone on Rich''s scan initially, either.  They said "oh, it''s not that big - it''s only about 5mm".

In true PSer fashion, my eyes immediately fixated on my .30 e-ring side stones (which measure about 4.5mm) and then tried to imagine them stuffed into a human hair width.  ImageImageImage    I think I blanched after that!  Image





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Post by Kaleigh » February 3rd, 2008, 8:49 am
Thanks for the update bee.  I''m glad he is comfortable, and hope they figure this out soon!!!
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Post by bee* » February 3rd, 2008, 9:36 am
woohooImageImage Just had a text from my mam to say that they''re sending him home for the night on pain relief. He has to go back in tomorrow for an appointment with the urologist as they''re not sure what time he''d get to see him tonight. Thanks again everyone!

Post by Sparkalicious » February 3rd, 2008, 9:47 am
Glad to hear it, bee!  Hopefully he will be able to rest easy tonight and they will figure it all out tomorrow.
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Post by 777_LDY » February 3rd, 2008, 9:57 am
I''m glad the Dr.''s are confident enough to send him home, that''s great news!! I hope the pain goes away and he feels better soon.Image


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