On Sunday night, I went to bed with a small pain in my side. Didn't think anything of it. So I went to bed, but was awoken at 1:30am to the pain worsening. I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't. By 2:30am, I woke Clint up and informed him of the pain. He grabbed me some Advil and water, hoping it would help. By 3:00am, I was laying on our couch with the heating pad. The pain felt like it was wrapping around my left lower back to my front. I had a feeling it was kidney stones. Clint researched on line and thought it was pregnancy (lets just say he was freaking out a little). By 4:30am, I asked him to take me to the hospital.
It was confirmed. I was not pregnant, but had a very abnormal kidney stone that I was not going to be able to pass on my own. Usually kidney stones are 1-3mm in size. Mine was 9mm. After an awesome nurse in ER gave me morphine, I could finally relax. By 11:30am, a Doctor had come in and notified me that I would have a stint put in and they would break up the stone with a laser on Tuesday morning.
After a horrible night of not sleeping, the IV fluids making my hands and feet swell, and not being able to eat solid food for a day and a half, I was ready to get it all over with! It was a success! When the nurse woke me up afterwards, the first thing I said is, "Can I eat a hamburger now?" I must say, the pudding cup they let me eat afterwards was the best pudding I ever tasted! I am home now and in minor pain. Lets pray this never happens again!
I should be back next week with some awesome finds I scored at an antique store and a couple early birthday gifts to share! So stay tuned!
To my fellow Michi-ganers I cannot praise enough the awesome care I received at Beaumont Hospital! From the beginning, they treated me like family. If you are ever in need of a hospital and live close to Beaumont of Royal Oak, I highly recommend them! Although I would prefer not going back anytime soon, it was nice to know I was being well taken care of.