I feel so stupid, I should have knocked on wood to scare away the trolls before I started bragging about how well Ty was doing. In fact, Lou and I were so happy and so proud of Ty’s progress that we dared visit the inpatient side of the hospital to show him off after his MRI on Wednesday. An evil little troll must have been watching us that day because here we are four days later - as patients.
That evil little troll is laughing at us right now. The ugliest laugh imaginable. I can hear it in my mind and I hate him. He was probably laughing at Lou and I when we went out with friends on Friday for a belated Valentine's getaway. He snickered when he saw me go to dinner with a bunch of girlfriends to celebrate his clean scan last night. How dare I giggle over a margarita and indulge in quesadillas (I gave up wine for lent).
Angry at us for smiling, he made sure that we realized how vulnerable Ty's health remains. He reminded us that we should never get too comfortable during this healing process because things can always go wrong at the drop of a hat.
We really don't know what's wrong with Ty, but we're trying to figure it out. Bottom line, he is sick. We will be staying at the hospital overnight to monitor him, and he is on morphine to manage his head pain. His CT scan showed nothing of concern (no vascular issues, no shunt issues, no CANCER-issues, thank God) but his symptoms seem to tell another story. They swabbed his nose and that culture came back positive for a virus, so some of the doctors thought he may have sinus pain but Lou and I know it's more than that. His head pain is too severe to be the result of a common cold. He also started throwing up his apple juice later today which is not a normal occurrence. He has a stiff neck. He seems to have waves of pressure where the head pain breaks through the morphine for a few seconds at a time. Poor Ty. We just need him to get well soon. No more setbacks. Ever upward!!