Life with my big family. The ups and downs of my crazy life.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Everything went great on Wednesday when Tony had his tonsils out. He did so much better than I thought he would. Yesterday was a different story. At around 10:00am he started yelling for me. When I got to him (he was in the bathroom) I see the entire sink has blood all over it. He was leaning over the sink and there was blood just pouring out of his mouth. He was losing insane amounts of blood. I called the the number of his discharge papers and after they put me on hold they told me to bring him to the office. Meanwhile, Tony is still hemorrhaging out of his throat. I hung up and realized that he would definitely need more than just an office visit. The blood was coming out fast and I was afraid the he would soon go into shock and fall over. I had to call 911. OMG, they took 25 minutes to get to my house. I called my sister to get the kids and she beat the ambulance to my house. The bleeding slowed down right before they left. I followed the ambulance to the hospital. When I got into the Er they sat me in the waiting area and said they would call me back when he was settled. They called me back about 10 minutes later and things were moving quickly as he began bleeding badly again. He was so calm. I would have been crazy if it was me. He had to go to surgery to get it fixed . They didn't even take his shorts off because he couldn't lay back at all because he was choking on the blood. It was bleeding too far back for suction to work. He did well in surgery and they decided to admit him to the ICU step down unit. I went home after he was settled. I was going to bring the kids to see him but he called me and told me to just come and pick him up. The Dr released him. I can't believe they let him go so quickly. So now we are just hoping and praying that it doesn't happen again. I have never seen anyone bleed so much and still be conscious. I think that him staying calm helped a lot. Poor guy.