| | In hosp for colitis....I want out!!!
As always I have come to the great www b/c I am not getting much better after 2nights in the hosp. I had had a nagging lower right q pain for a while was booked for a ct on Friday. Began with diahrrea on fri and by mon night I was in the er with the most unimaginable belly spasms (I was wailing and I don't wail) vomiting + explosive diarrhea. I stayed overnight in er last night and had a ct with barium swallow + radio iodine contrast + was found to have "acute colitis" since the barium came out of me. they have pumped me full of morphine, dilotted, prilosec antispasmodics + cipro + flagyl. I am better than I was, but am still in great pain + feel like ****
The gi guy whom I only saw about 6 hours ago (nice of him to finally make a presence) was a total goof and said they were not going to do ANY colonoscopy or endoscopy after the admitting md said they were going to do both he thinks its infectious, but how the heck does he know. He said I am going to ride it out it is viral.
Well maybe he's got time for that but I do not, I am on spring break but have a lot of work to do. I am 24, I don't get sick but 1 head cold a year and I think it was totally the wrong call not to order more testing. Also, no one around me has gotten sick and my white count was NORMAL-go figure.
I had 6 hour brain surgery and was d/c'd in less than 48 hrs. I don't see myself getting better and hospital beds sleep like boards. I have also had chest pressure and not able to breathe deep despite o2 sat normal.
If this was infectious, wouldn't it be starting to get better by now with 2 iv bags of cipro and 1 of metronidazole? I don't know anything or have any history of colitis but my colon was clearly inflamed w/ no increase in white count. I have also gotten too many bags of saline to count and oral potassium for dehydration. I Am GOING NUTS I DON'T SLEEP A WINK in the hosp no matter what they give me maybe I'm crazy but my gut is telling me something is not totally right here PLEASE any advice to help get me outta here I would love to hear all thoughts.