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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

This isn’t good

M.A.E. was complaining of back pain early this morning — it got her up and into the shower at 7:30 a.m., before anyone else was moving. That’s unusual to the point of being unique. Mrs. Fetched told her she would call the chiro-cracker to see if they could set up an emergency appointment.

After getting home just a few minutes ago, Daughter Dearest filled me in on the rest of it. She went to the chiro-cracker, then came home and started feeling sick. When she started throwing up blood around 4 p.m. (which is not what I would call a good sign), Mrs. Fetched took her to the hospital. And there they are as of now.

So if you’re the praying type, pray for M.A.E. Good thoughts, well-wishes, etc., are also appreciated.

UPDATE (9:06 p.m.): Thanks Katie, and everyone else who is reading. I heard from Mrs. Fetched about a half-hour ago; the docs haven’t figured out what’s going on. M.A.E.’s white blood cell count is elevated, which indicates an infection of some sort but they don’t know why it would be causing back & chest pain.

LAST UPDATE (9:47 p.m.): She’s home. The problem is a lower respiratory infection, for which she has been prescribed antibiotics. And I guess we’ll crank up the “quit smoking” nags a few more notches.


  1. I'm so sorry -- of course I'll send a prayer out for her. She must be terrified.

  2. I'm sorry to hear this FARfetched. Good thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

    Not trying to throw a wrench into the machine, but I was wondering if it is a respiratory infection, why was she throwing up blood?

    Hope she gets to feeling better soon.

  3. I'm glad you at least know what it is now. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

  4. Whew. I hope she's starting to feel better after a day of antibiotics. I am always so impressed at the calm way you and your wife handle emergencies. M.A.E is very lucky to have you both in her life.

    (I'm also wondering about the throwing up blood -- is it from drainage?)

  5. I'm not sure... having smoked for most of her short life, her throat might have been raw already & all the coughing made it bleed for all I know.

    She's on pain meds & antibiotics, and is sleeping. On my bed. On my side. I may go up to The Boy's room; chances are he won't be using it any time soon.


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