Oct 062012

(xposted on TFD and WoM)

Warning: Real life trauma ahead. This is not a happy post.

So, in my last post, I mentioned my wife was in the hospital. Well, things got worse.

Originally (last Monday), she was in for a routine intestinal hernia repair. No big deal, everything was great; hell, I brought my laptop in to her room, tethered it to my phone, and got the Realm First mining achievement Tuesday, plus a bunch of monk time. She was feeling great, so they discharged her and we came home.

Well, either during the surgery or sometime following (I’d say around Friday), she suffered an intestinal perforation. Unfortunately, I attributed her lethargy and fever to post-surgical blahs, and didn’t catch on that something else was going on until Tuesday of this week, when she spiked a 102+ fever. I brought her in to the ER, thinking she just needed some antibiotics or something; she was immediately admitted and sent off to emergency surgery. The intestinal perforation had caused contents to leak into the bloodstream, which caused her body to go into sepsis (infection of the blood) and then septic shock.

It’s now five days later. Things were very close for a few days; she’s had three surgeries since Tuesday to find the perforation, repair it, and attempt to fully clean the abdominal cavity of the infection. At this point, she’ll be okay, but she’s likely to be in the ICU for multiple weeks and the hospital for longer. She was airlifted to the Army medical center in San Antonio, so I’ll be living out of the San Antonio Fisher House for a while. I’d like to get back to playing and writing about WoW, so you’ll start seeing some more material here in a few days. (It’s either that, or sit here, stare at the wall, and mentally kick myself for not getting her to the hospital sooner.)

I’ve got about 200 emails/messages to get through, so if you’ve asked me a question, I will get to you, just give me some time. I’m finding it difficult to string higher-level thoughts together at the moment.

Chase (Alaron)

 Posted by at 4:40 pm

  16 Responses to “Real life sucks, redux”

  1. Very sorry to hear about your wife. The folks at the Fisher House are lovely from everything I’ve heard. Wishing her a healthy and swift recovery!

  2. I hope your wife has a smooth and speedy recovery. Sending good thoughts.

  3. Hi Chase,

    I wish you and your wife all the best. It sounds like the pair of you have had a pretty horrendous time and I hope she gets better soon!

  4. I’m so sorry to hear this. Your wife and family have the sympathy from across the Pacific Ocean. And virtual hugs too. :( Really hope she gets better…

  5. Virtual fel cookies for the both of you. :(

  6. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  7. So sorry to hear all of this Alaron. Best of wishes to you and her.

  8. I keep my fingers crossed for your wife. Im sure she will be better soon, and God damn, I’m not talking about Blizzard’s ‘soon’

  9. I am very sorry for what you’ve been through, and really happy that you’re wife will be okay. Don’t be too harsh with yourself though, everybody cannot be a doctor and know as soon as it occurs that something is wrong. Best wishes.

  10. That’s terrible news mate. Wishing you and your family all the best and a speedy recovery for your wife.

  11. Best wishes, patience.

  12. All the best, hope it all works out well for you.

  13. Hope it gets better for you two!

  14. I am so sorry to hear about this. .. Please take care of yourself too…. Hugs to my fellow druid player…

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