Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Thinking spring thanks to the lovely Dianna who made the tag above.  This girl is awesome.  She sends me a tag almost every day.  They just keep getting prettier all the time.

Today started out so normal.  Actually, I started putting up Easter decorations since it is Ash Wednesday.  I got some cleaning done, as planned, so Miss Megan wouldn't have a total stroke when she comes home on Friday for spring break.

Joey has been complaining since Saturday of a sore chest when he coughs or laughs.  Didn't sound serious to me.  It seemed like a pulled muscle.  I was getting ready to drop my computer off at the Fed Ex drop off (finally).  I found a drop off point down by my bus stop and was thrilled. 

Joey got up complaining again.  He said that his breathing was so bad last night he felt like he was suffocating.  I called the doctor.  They said take him to the ER.  I had an appointment to get a cut and color job on my hair at five.  For some reason, I was fussing about this.  I put my priorities in place and changed it to Sat. and off we went.  I swear I will soon own a wing at Butler Memorial. 

His lungs were clear, no wheezing.  Chest x-ray was great but they had some concern about a blood clot because of the severe pain he had experienced so we spent all afternoon having tests run to rule that out.  I'm surprised at myself that I didn't think blood clot because I keep up on medical stuff.  Of course, once we were there, the tenderness and severe pain had subsided.  I must say many of the doctors here don't impress me.  I prefer going to the city for our treatment but the hospital and testing is state of the art.  His tests came back all clear....no clots.

He is going to get some tests done for asthma, as that is a possibility even though he has never suffered from it.

I talked to my mother today.  She had another CAT scan done.  She had similar symptoms a month ago as Joey did.  Her lung was partially collapsed and there was a shadow on it.  The shadow is almost completely gone.  It wasn't a mass or a clot.  The docs are perplexed but a repeat CAT scan will be done in 2 weeks.  They are expecting the shadow to be gone.  They are suspecting that she bruised it.  She was washing walls (at 87 yrs old) and slipped off the ladder.

So, all's well that ends well.......my house is half clean....LOL...not immaculate and the laundry is totally falling out of my hamper.  I should be doing something now but I have a headache starting, and I'm ready to take a bath and hit the couch.

Have a great evening!!!!!

 

                 HUGS Shelly, now I'm thinking summer...............

11 comments:

queeniemart said...

Glad to know Joey feels somewhat better and that the docs didnt find anything serious wrong with him! Dianna makes such beautiful tags huh? What an artist! Have a happy Weds. LOVE,lisa

chat2missie said...

I'm thinking summer also!
Missie

jckfrstross said...

I hope Joey gets to feeling better soon:) this flu just seems to hang on forever. Glad your mom is doing better tell her no more ladders :) Have a great evening

Deb

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, Wow, a busy day!  I hope Joey gets feeling better soon.  David

lv2trnscrb said...

Your mom sounds like an awesome woman to be washing walls and on a ladder. Glad to hear she's doing better.

Did they say pleurisy as a possibility for Joey's pain?

betty

jaycee0728 said...

We have to think of spring because of this cold wind we are having of late. Glad his tests came back all clear and I hope he feels better for both your sakes. I also hope that your mother will get well soon. What is she doing on a ladder at 87 washing the walls...she is one of those where she still thinks she is 27. Yea when I have the choice to clean my house or lay on the couch cause I have a headache there...you know what I'll end up doing. LMAO! ~j~

oxobagladyoxo said...

Well hopefully they will find out why he is having pain soon. Sending prayers out to your family hun.


Hugs,
Chelle

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Wow!  Sad I didn't even know today was ASh Wednesday and that is really getting bad.  Heck, what is bad enough, I had to ask what day today is......getting too old.  I will be praying for you Mom.  I tell ya everyone is just having problems.  When it rains it pours.  Take care, friend.  TerryAnn.

pennietoonz said...

Chris...if it`s not one thing, it`s another! I`m happy to hear that it doesn`t appear to be anything serious with Joey. Keep me posted. I have asthma, but it only bothers me at certain intervals and usually not real severe, although I always have my inhaler with me. Good news about your mom too. Wow, on a ladder at her age! lol
Love ya,
Penny
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

xxroxymamaxx said...

OH goodness, I'm glad it wasn't so serious for Joey or your mom.  Tell her to stay off those ladders please.  And I have been cleaning like crazy too.  lol  Dianna is just fabulous isn't she?  I got some of those tags too.  Love her and you! : )
GBU, Shelly

shayshaydc said...

A hectic day in the life of Chris!!!!! You are a busy woman!!!! lol......... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)