Saturday, January 5, 2008

Pain

Angela spent the night in the hospital in horrible pain all by herself. She even drove herself. I get a call at 7 am from the hospital. It's a kidney stone and it hasn't passed! She's got a few more days of misery until they will consider doing surgery, hoping it will pass on it's own.
I had a kidney stone when I was first pregnant with Patrick. It was pain on a scale from 1 to 10 - a 10!!!!! (for those medically interested, it was a staghorn stone, the one in the above picture called agony - they can't pass on their own they have to be removed surgically) We don't know what kind of stone Angela has, yet.
But - my little baby - is in terrible pain and I can't do anything to help. When I went to pick her up she was trembling with pain and had a green face. She said, "There was a little baby in the other room all night, I'm just sooo glad it's me hurting, and I'm not here with one of my babies."
She also said, " I was hoping that at some point the pain gets so terrible you pass out." Yeah, like in the movies - at what point is the pain bad enough you get to experience oblivion?

6 comments:

Sarah Jean said...

I think Angies turn at having pain should be over. So sorry to hear about this. Our thought and prayers are with her. We love you guys.

Roy said...

There is never a dull moment in the household. It is wrenching to see Angie so miserable. Hope that quickly "this too will pass"

Brandon said...

Ouch! Ouch! Poor girl!

angie said...

terrible graphic!

Abbie said...

Now that i have learned that this is hereditary i would like you to post another entry with preventative options.

Don't you wish you could just go to sleep and make all that crappy pain go away? that would be nice

Emily said...

love the pictures!