Friday, April 22, 2011

iv stands for IV

It all started on Wednesday night.  We were all done with finals and going out to celebrate at Cafe Rio for dinner.  Annie started getting this weird pain in her side as we were leaving.  I didn't really think much of it, but was a little worried she'd feel better soon.

We went to McDonalds for sundaes after and Annie's pain started getting really bad.  She called her mom and she told us we should definitely go to the ER.  So we ran home, got Annie's insurance card and we were off to the Emergency Room!  When we got there we had to wait for a while, she went in to rate her pain and obviously she didn't convince them she was in enough pain because we had to wait for almost an hour.  (There actually were a lot of other more urgent looking cases though, so we understood).  It was ok though - well I guess I wasn't the one in pain, but we had Dillon and the Hannah Montana movie to entertain us!  Every time we laughed, Annie would hurt even more, so we probably weren't the best distractions.  

We finally got in to see the doctor.   Annie got to dress in a beautiful hospital gown...

And gave her dying wishes...just kidding (I hope we didn't offend anyone)

They had to give her an IV and she was really scared (it was the first time she had ever gotten an IV!).  I was there to hold her hand though :)

We had to wait around for a while more, but we stayed occupied.  Again with Dillon there, it was never boring haha

She bled some (dont worry, her IV just spilled out a little)

Then she got wheeled out for a CAT scan 

Then got really pale from all the drugs she was on..

The doctor came back and told us they didn't find anything in the scan or blood sample.  We were a little disappointed that we didn't know what the pain was caused by, but also relieved it was nothing serious that we could tell (at least at this point).  We wheeled her out at about 2 am.  It was an eventful night to say the least!  

1 comment:

  1. seeing how I haven't talked to my sister about her ER visit yet, I'm glad you blogged about it. I'm even more glad that you were there for her. And I definitely am taking a couple friends along the next time I go--it looks way more fun :)