Sunday, March 8, 2009
The last week has been quite stressful for Emily. She lost a good friend to suicide on Monday, and was dreading having her bi-weekly call to her mom, which was last night. Actually, I'm not sure if dreading is the right word. She's usually ambivilent about it, and Bill will insist, to keep the peace.
She had a (seemingly) good conversation, but by ten p.m. she had a stomach ache that was getting worse every ten minutes, and by eleven she was vomiting. The stomach pain was enough that she couldn't lay down, sit up or stay still, and eventually she asked to go to the ER.
They went, but it was really cold and a blizzard was going on (as it is again today) so when it looked like it was going to be a three hour wait he brought her home again. She was sick a few more times and finally fell asleep.
Personally, I think the ulcer she had when she was three is still there, and sometimes it flares up. Spicy foods and stress seem to bring all this on, and I'd like to have an official diagnosis, but the test is so intrusive - it involves a stomach scope. I'm not sure what we're going to do. I guess we should take her to the family doctor, but maybe we'll ask her therapist about it first. She has an appointment on Wednesday.
Spring ahead for most of us! In Canada, Saskatchewan doesn't participate but the rest of us do. I really like having the extra hour of daylight because I think that many of us middle-aged Albertans have some kind of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Besides, life is so much easier if it's still light out when you get off work.
Because of the snow and winds, I highly doubt we'll be taking a trip out to the farm. I'm not sure what we'll do today, but I bet it'll include cleaning. And it's the perfect kind of day for stew and baking powder biscuits! Hope you're all warm and toasty today.