- 8 years ago
I just need a little cubby hole here on WB where I can let off some steam.
My poor fiance is in the hospital as we speak. He went into the ER last night with all sorts of symptoms. They even did a painful lumbar puncture to check for meningitis. Those results were negative, but they did determine pneumonia. He was discharged, but this morning, he woke up with an excruciating post-LP headache and high fever, so he’s back in the hospital again.
I’m at work all day and can’t go be with him. 🙁 I want to bring him something to eat and sit and read to him and just hold his hand. This sucks.
It was unpleasant earlier today, too, because he called me to tell me he was going back to the hospital. When I called him back to make sure he got there in one piece (he was driving himself), he totally snapped at me over the phone. “WHAT DO YOU WANT?”
I know he was in pain, but I told him I was only trying to help from where I was. I wanted to know if he needed me to leave work, or if there was anything I had to bring to the hospital for him. He called back and apologized.
The thing is, he hasn’t been taking good care of himself at all this semester. He’s a senior, about to graduate. He’s stopped eating healthy (often just doesn’t eat anything all day, waiting for me to come home and cook dinner), hasn’t worked out at all (he used to run every day), and he’s dropped 20 pounds in the last couple of months. I told him that guys his age aren’t supposed to just drop that much weight that quickly. He’s skin and bones. I weigh 30 pounds more than he does at this point.
He’s not depressed (I asked him if this was a possibility, and he says he feels great about life), doesn’t have any gastronomical issues, and last night, the ER doctors didn’t see anything amiss besides the pneumonia. He’s just gotten lax about taking care of himself, and I know he knows it. His body type is one that drops weight very quickly if he stops exercising (if only we girls had that problem…ha.)
Ugh, just needed to get that out there. I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep.