Sorry I've been absent from the blog longer than expected. If you've been visiting our blog & seen my Twitter updates on the right, you've known I've been very sick. It started Sat night when I couldnt keep anything down-not even water for about 11 hours. I came to the non-hospital ER Sunday morning & they immediately put me on an IV for a few hours. I got better & they were about to send me home when they checked my blood pressure & it was extremely low. Then I got a fever & my heart rate went up. The dr's were very baffled & kept trying to raise my BP. Nothing worked, so they called the hospital & determined I was septic (something they call someone who has a sepsis infection-a bad blood infection you can search it on webmd) so they took me by ambulance to the local hospital ER & then up to ICU. I was hooked up to all kinds of machines. They also did a CT scan & ultrasound of my abdomen. I improved on Monday & late that night was moved to a regular room, taken off all the machines except IV, & was told I could go home the next day. Well Tuesday came & the dr said since I've been responding so well to the meds in my IV I should stay another day for safety. Then the dr got my CT & scan results & found gallstones. Soooo he told me yesterday I'd have to have surgery now. I just spoke with my surgeon & it's scheduled as of right now for 2pm today. They're doing a laproscopy surgery, so the recovery time is fairly quickly & surgery should only take about an hour. They're still thinking I can go home on Thanksgiving Day. I sure hope so! I miss my Rylie so very much!!!! I havent seen her since Sat night. She's been doing great at Mimi's though & David's been working half-days to come see me. I couldnt have visitors in ICU but now I can. David took off all day today to be with me. Please pray everything goes well & I can get home to spend Thanksgiving with my family! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!