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Woke up early Monday morning to use the bathroom. My wife got up and asked me what was wrong with her. I looked at her face and it was horribly swollen. I wasn't sure what was going on with her. She is really sensitive to poison ivy so I thought maybe that was the problem. But she didn't think so. She asked me to take her to the ER, so I did. By the time we got there her throat had swollen shut. She couldn't swollow or speak. Once at the ER they took about 10 seconds and called a code, and a surgical team was there in a minute or two and rushed her to the OR to put in a breathing tube. They were affraid they might have to do a Tracheotomy if her throat swelled anymore.
A doctor took me to the ICU waiting area and I waited there for someone to come out. They had to put her on a ventilator.
Turns out she developed an allergy to Sulpha. She was on a med for a week for a UTI. She didn't have any problems until Sunday. I guess she had started to get a rash, but didn't think anything about it. Next thing you know she is in the ICU, breathing through a tube.
She has been in there for 2 days now. She is stabilized, and just waiting for the dr to let her off the vent. He is being cautious, wants to make sure there isn't going to be anymore swelling.
They said it was lucky when we got there. A few more minutes and it could have been a different story.
We were talking about things on the way home from a friends fathers wake, and discussed a lot of things that suddenly became more important in the span of a few minutes.
Gosh, guard, how AWFUL! Fingers crossed that she gets better soon and that you can lower your level of stress. These situations come at you out of nowhere and happen so fast... and can change your entire perspective on life ...
I'm sending you both as much positive vibes as I can muster.
There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
Sorry I should have gotten back sooner. She was in ICU for 3 days on a ventilator, the swelling finally went down enough they could remove the tube and take her off. She spent another day in the hospital and then came home. She was a little week for a few days, but has now went back to work and is doing fine.
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