weekend trip to the hospital:

December 21, 2010

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*pics posted with my husband's consent ;) he's so cute!

You know how I was supposed to go to Renegade SF last weekend? If you follow my twitter, you may have known that didn't end up happening. What did happen was around 1am on Friday, well, technically Saturday - Nick started getting bad pains in his stomach and so we decided to go to the ER.

Our original plan was to leave for SF at around 8pm, get there by 4am and sleep for a couple hours. Instead, we came up with a weird/crazy plan of going to sleep early at 8pm, waking up at 2am and driving to SF to arrive in time to set up for the show. The 2nd plan was crazy but I know the Lord was really watching over us through it. If we had left at 8, we would have been on the road when Nick's stomach started hurting. and I wouldn't have known where to take him!

Anyway, they released us from the ER at around 4am and Nick said he was feeling better and that we should still go to SF. I really wanted to go but I was concerned about him. We prayed about it and I just felt like we needed to stay. At 7am, Nick's stomach pains were back and they were worse. We went back to the ER and they gave him a CT. It turned out he had a bowel obstruction. I hear these are quite common but his pain was really awful. He was throwing up and it seemed like the pain would never end.

We were praying praying praying. I asked friends + family for prayers. Praying for Nick to feel better, praying that he didn't need surgery. By Sunday he was feeling better and they kept us in for observation. We got discharged yesterday afternoon and I was so glad for my husband to be home.

So we thought we were going to have an adventure in SF, we ended up having a hospital adventure instead. It was a long hard weekend. But I am grateful Nick is better. I've never seen him in so much pain before. Thank you to friends + family who prayed for him. The Lord is good and I believe He really watched over us through this entire situation. Sorry to anyone who came out to Renegade, I got some emails + tweets about it. I was bummed about not being able to make it to SF but of course my husband's health comes first. My aunt said that there will be many craft shows, but I only have 1 Nick ;) so true.

43 hello's:

  1. I'm glad he's feeling better - that would be so scary. Merry Christmas!

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  2. glad things worked out! wouldn't have been fun to experience that on the long drive!

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  3. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that! I'm glad Nick is all better now!

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  4. Glad to hear that there was no surgery!

    ~Garret
    Glitter Toes
    Glitzy Gals Club

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  5. oh no! I'm so glad he's doing better now. and it's true, there'll be a lot more shows anyway ^,^

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  6. Glad it all is ok now.That's all that matters.
    XX

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  7. so sorry to hear about nick's condition! but i'm glad that he's all better now. :-) stomach pains are the worst (next to tooth pains)!

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  8. There is a stomach bug going around- and I totally had the same symptoms. It passed after a day or so.

    Yes take care and snuggle up and watch movies and get better. :)

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  9. I'm glad he is feeling better! That sounds like a scary weekend...I hate hospitals.

    Lauren
    www.laurensthoughts.com

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  10. Dear lord, how awful! I'm glad to hear everything is well and that he's no longer in pain. You made the right decision, don't feel bad for a second. You were missed at the fair, but health comes first. All the best to you and yours, N.

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  11. God really took care of you guys. Glad to hear he's okay :)

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  12. I am so glad he's doing good! I read your twitter and I was waiting for some news. Praise God everything went well :)
    xx

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  13. My gosh, I hope he's alright! It's funny the way things work out but so glad you were there to be with him. :)

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  14. so good to hear he is okay!

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  15. i am so glad nothing seriously horrible happened!! and it is so lovely to read such a sweet testimony of the lord's love and power in our lives. thank you for sharing.

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  16. oh no danni, i'm so sorry this happened and i know it must have been a terribly painful experience for nick. i'm glad he's feeling better and your aunt was right. there will be plenty of craft fairs. xoxo

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  17. I've had a bowl obstruction before, they are not fun! He is so lucky it wasn't something worse, though. I'm glad he's home already! They took care of it fast! Hope he's better and stays better!

    www.ahastylife.com

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  18. Wow! Good decision to stay, you just never know what can happen and the drive to SF has so many long stretches of nothing but small farm towns. Your aunt is so right. :)

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  19. I'm so happy that he's feeling better! You only have one husband, he appears to be recovering nicely

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  20. danni! i know what it's like to see someone who is such a strength in your life be in so much pain... it seems almost impossible to think because you always thought they were invincible! but thankfully, nick is ok!... and oh! i didn't know hospital food includes pringles! :P.

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  21. OH my! I am glad it turned out okay and thank goodness you listened to God and stayed there. So scary!

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  22. Glad he went to the hospital and got it sorted out. Many guys I know are too stubborn to go get treatment. Glad to hear he's on the road to recovery!
    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  23. Glad he went to the hospital and got it sorted out. Many guys I know are too stubborn to go get treatment. Glad to hear he's on the road to recovery!
    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  24. poor guy! so glad he's feeling better, and that he got to come home! hospitals are no fun. :(

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  25. glad things turned out OK for nick! and that is soo true... there will be many craft shows but only one nick! his health definitely does come first! glad he is better!! you two are soo cute with those pics haha!!

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  26. Oh no! Glad to hear he is feeling better. I was actually looking for you the whole time we were there (we just moved near SF) and even told Evan, I hope everything is ok, its not like Danni to miss a show!

    Its usually always good to go with your first instinct. I get really bad stomach problems here and there and its by far the worst pain ever!

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  27. OMG that is so sad, I am glad he feels better ^^ take good care of yourselves

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  28. What an ordeal! Glad all is well, and that you were careful enough not to go to SF after all! If you think about it, because you were such a good girl you got Nick back for Christmas :) Isn't that the best gift of all??

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  29. i am glad he's ok as well, merry christmas to you both!

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  30. that sounds awful! I'm glad he is ok and feeling better though! and I agree with your aunt, hubby's health totally trumps craft show!

    p.s. it was good seeing you at unique la!

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  31. oh man! I'm sorry he had to go through that...but SO glad he's all better! And your auntie is right, there is only 1 Nick in your life. I also have my 1 Nick in my life too =) (my hubbie's name is the same as yours). Nicks' are precious =)

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  32. I hope he'll recover soon! And You're the best for staying with him, don't worry about the fair :)

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  33. I see you kids kept yourself entertained at the hospital!

    Prayer works wonders. Glad he's better.

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  34. Definitely will keep him in prayer during this holiday season! My dad went to visit someone with the same illness and the next day the obstruction cleared!

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  35. goodness gracious! I am so thankful that you guys had at the last minute changed your travel plans. God is such a trickster like that. I always call Him a drama king because he just makes my life so theatrical sometimes! I'll be praying for your hubby that this doesn't happen again!
    <3 Moorea

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  36. I'm so glad he's ok!! It's SO hard to see one's husband in pain at all. :( I'm so thankful for you two that the Lord worked it out so perfectly for Nick's safety.

    you two are such a sweet couple. :)

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  37. I'm a little behind the curb for commenting, but i did read that tweet from you a few days ago. I'm so thankful Nick is feeling better and doing well. God is good, and i'm so glad he was along side with you the entire time!!!

    smiles to you,
    Jenipher

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