I, Andrew, have had one crazy weekend.
Friday after work, I came home and started to work on a video I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. I’ve always wanted to record a live song outside in the backyard. Considering I had about 2-3 hours to set up for the shoot,troubleshoot, do the shoot, and tear down, I was on a bit of a tight schedule since it was just me out there. I shot a lot of B-roll, but didn’t use most of it. It’s a shame, cause some of the shots looked incredible. Once I got things right and started recording, it was pretty awesome. I started playing, but would get distracted because the squirrels in my backyard were curious and keep climbing in the trees above my head and on the fence in front of me. I guess squirrels dig “Summer Love”. That was a cool experience. So I finally got a decent take, and packed up and headed inside. Then I started working on the edit for the video. Everything was great.
At about 9:30pm, I get this feeling like I ate way too much. It was weird, because I felt like the food multiplied in my stomach or something. At about 10pm, I kept belching and I walked to the bathroom cause I felt pretty bad, but wasn’t nauseous. When I got to the bathroom, I threw up. However, there was blood in my throw up. This concerned me, but I figured I could just sleep it off. I laid in bed and could really sleep. At midnight, I threw up again this time there was more blood. Again, after I threw up, I felt ok though, so I tried to sleep it off saying if I throw up again, I’ll go to the hospital. At 2am, I threw up again, but this time it was mostly blood. That’s when I decided I needed to get to the hospital.
I get to the hospital and they start running tests and such. After they scanned my blood, they found that my white blood cell count was 17,000 when the norm is 10,000. My body was definitely fighting something. The doctor deduced that I had an infection and it was probably colitis. An infection of the colon. It’s usually obtained from unclean environments, so most like I got it subbing at schools. Another teacher at one of the schools I frequent at had the exact same thing that same Friday night.
After giving me antibiotics and saline through an IV, I was finally released at 6:45am. I was given prescriptions for two antibiotics and two pain relievers. Once I got home, I laid in bed and it wasn’t long before I was out cold. The doctor said I need to relax as much as possible and not do straineous things. Unfortunately, that meant I wasn’t going to be able to play the drums at church on Sunday, but considering at the hospital I couldn’t even sit up because of a lack of strength, I agree that I should rest until I get my strength back.
Today is Sunday and I feel like I am at 75%, but who knows what all is still going on inside me. I can move around on my own now, but I’m still not fully healthy. I am excited to finally eat something else beside crackers though. I’m looking forward to a peanut butter sandwich at noon.
Thanks to everyone who prayed for me. I felt your prayers and God was with me watching over me.