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The Perils of the ER February 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — perfectlywhite @ 2:26 am

Two weeks ago, Caleb and I were fast asleep, and like a snap Caleb woke up with a severe, sudden onset headache.  I woke up soon after to see pain in his eyes, which I had never seen before.  He usually hides it well.  However, he had never experienced this before, has never had migraines, and did not have the slightest clue where the sudden pain had come from.  My mother’s father died from a brain anuerysm, and severe, sudden onset headaches are a sign typical of brain aneurysm, as well as other serious problems like stroke and tumor.  I’m not a drama queen, I promise :).  I called my mom (a nurse) right away and asked her what we should do.  With the background of her father’s illness, she didn’t want to take any chances so she suggested we go to the ER just in case.   Well, four hours, a CAT scan, intense pain medication administered through the biggest needle I’ve ever seen, lots of prayers, and $1200 no insurance later, we were home and Caleb was fine- drugged and out of it – but fine.   They had treated him for a severe migraine with intructions on what to do if it happened again. Honestly, it was all worth it to know he was okay, but wouldn’t it be nice if the ER wasn’t the only choice when you have no idea what to do in a medical situation?


One Response to “The Perils of the ER”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    poor guy…..i’m glad everything is okay :)…you wonder why it should really cost that much you know….

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