Thursday, December 20, 2007

taking care of my patient..



So Lance woke up Sunday with a little bit of a sore back. By Tuesday after sitting for a 4 hour test...he stood up and was in a LOT of pain. Wednesday morning at about 5:30 am (heading to a 7am final) when he woke up he was done for. He could not move at all without being in excruciating(not sure how to spell that?!) pain! Now my husband is a very tough man and he could not do anything without almost dying...bad news!It seriously was so scary! We went to the BYU clinic and they instructed us to immediately go to the ER(which if you know my husband, he was not a big fan of, he tends to be kind of anti meds and just likes to walk-off everything)! After a few hours, a morphine shot, and 3 perscriptions, we headed home. While this alone is enough to really screw up a finals week, he had planned to take his finals that day because the next day, Thurs, he had scheduled arthroscopic surgery on his knee. He seriously made me bring his notes into the recovery room to study before and after his surgery (did i mention he was on drugs, hence the smile in the pictures)! crazy! Well 48 hours later, Lance is in bed studying, a little loopy. Fortunately his teachers have been extremely flexible and kind. Lance has rescheudled finals and has two more to take tomorrow. Wish me luck getting my 200 lb. husband to the car and to campus who can not sit because of his back or bend his leg because of his knee! Yay for surgery! yay for morphine/Vicodin/cyclobenzeprene/ibuprofen! Yay for finals! yay for it being his last week of undergrad!

He was pretty happy about me catching the whole day on camera..haha:) Just needed you all to get a glimpse of his journey up the stairs and his joy upon arrival at the top!

5 comments:

Uffens Family said...

Poor Lance...I hope everything heals up really fast! Wish we could have been there to help...Hope finals went well! That flight to WA should be fun :)

ed and kelli said...

oh that is so sad.. but good that it's all over with!!! yay for being done with finals!

Kjerstine said...

I hope your hubby makes a speedy recovery! Wish it would have worked out to see ya on Sunday- but mama's always take presidence [dont know if i spelt that right :>]
love ya brit.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
kj

Luisa & Marc said...

wow, that is all really bad timing--2 hospital trips in finals week...geez! I hope he is doing much better by now...

ambercarlson said...

You are so cute! I love your blog! How are things?? When are we going to see you again?? Ambs