I wrote this earlier today while awaiting word on what ailed my Hub.
I’m sitting here in the Emergency Room waiting area waiting to hear news of what might be wrong with Hub.
He’d been having severe pain in his lower abdomen the past few days. The pain got so bad last night at work that I told him we were heading straight to the hospital this morning. No more excuses, no more waiting to try to get in to see our doctor.
I thought about our wedding vows as I drove us from the house to the hospital:
“I, Lisa, take you, Carlos … For better, for worse, in sickness & in health … .”
We’ve definitely had our share of better & worse throughout our 25 years of marriage. Sometimes feels like the “worse” has outweighed the “better” but we both know that’s not true. Hub & I have a good marriage. A solid relationship.
That’s how I feel right now.
I dropped Hub off at the door and told him to get checked in while I parked the car. I walked in the lobby only to witness the ER staff huddled around Hub to gather his vitals & then I watched in helplessness as they hustled him into a room in the back. I didn’t know what to do, so I sat down praying that someone would come talk to me soon.
I’m still sitting in the lobby, waiting to hear something … anything.
My head pops up and I crane my neck to catch a glimpse of him every time the exam room ER doors open.
We’ve only been here 20 minutes, but it seems like an eternity. I want to call Mum, but am afraid that if I do I’ll start crying & not stop.
I want Hub to be okay, even though I know he’s not.
I want it to be a “quick fix” but I know it won’t be.
We wouldn’t be at the ER if it was going to be easy or quick.
I’m scared. And alone.
I pray he’ll be alright & I can take him home soon.
Update: we were initially told that Hub might have to have surgery. Later this afternoon, the surgeon came in to visit and update us. Praise the Lord, no surgery! Hub’s on a heavy course of antibiotics and fluids and I should be able to bring him home tomorrow. As Hub said, this is the wake-up call he needed to alter his lifestyle. God is good!