A long 24 hours

The last 24 hours have been long and stressful. As many of you know, Luke has been dealing with extreme back pain since the beginning of March. The are and type of pain has slowly been changing.

At first it was localized to his upper back under his shoulder blades. This started to get better and then a few weeks later he had a flare up of spasms in his lower back on the left side. This started getting better with rest and physio and then one day he laughed too hard and had another flair up. This was almost two weeks ago.

Yesterday morning Luke was feeling pretty good and was getting ready to go to a massage appointment. He decided to try to put his pants on while standing for the first time in a while and his leg wasn’t even 6 inches off the ground when he felt a searing hot pain across his hips and pelvis.

I was able to grab him and get him to the bed. Once laying down the pain subsided from a 10/10 to about a 4. He figured he would rest and call his doc and see the next plan of action. His doc referred him for an MRI but that could take months so that wasnt reassuring. We decided we would probably go to urgent care if it didn’t get better.

Well later in the day I was trying to help him get up so he could get to the restroom but that proved to be impossible. The pain was so bad that there was no way I could get him to sitting let alone standing and walking. We ended up calling 911 and taking an ambulance to the emergency room.

By the time we got to the ER it was almost 7:00 pm. He had to lay there in pain all evening. We finally got to see a doc around 11 and it was around midnight when they finally got him some pain meds and he had a CT scan last night. After this we tried sleeping but weren’t able to get much.

Emergency rooms are LOUD!

I fell asleep in my plastic chair in 45 minute increments. I think Luke got less sleep than I did. This morning he is scheduled to have an MRI done as they saw some potential issues in the CT scan so they want to get a better idea of what the problem is.

Please keep Luke in your thoughts as he deals with this pain. Cross your fingers it’s nothing too serious and that there is a solution. Back pain sucks because so often there is no solution. Here’s hoping we get to the bottom of this soon!

I will update as I am able to.

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