Back in the ICU Again

I could use some prayers / good vibes right now.

I went in for a simple procedure this morning so the doctors could see if there is damage to my GI track since COVID19. (There is. I need two more surgeries just for that.)

I didn’t feel well when I woke up from the surgery and by the time I got home, I thought I was going to die. My friend called 911.

When the paramedics arrived, my fever was 102.9. I was violently shaking and freezing cold. My head throbbed with pain. My chest burned and felt like I was drowning. I couldn’t breathe. I was extremely nauseated and began throwing up. The paramedics were unable to get a vein because I was so dehydrated. When we arrived at the ER, they urgently informed the attending that I was septic.

The ER immediately x-rayed my lungs and did CT scans. They discovered that there was an aspiration during the surgery this morning that was missed, and stomach acid got into my lungs. The doctors confirmed that I had gone septic.

I’m being admitted to the hospital so they can closely monitor the situation and ensure it doesn’t turn into pneumonia. I am in extreme pain and can’t breathe well.

I could really use prayers and positive thoughts of healing. I am overwhelmed by medical costs already. I am depressed because it’s one bad thing after the other. And, if I don’t return to work, I’m not sure I’ll be able to pay my essential bills and rent next month.

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