Monday, April 4, 2011

trip to the keys....cut short

dh and left for islamorada on saturday morning. we LOVE islamorada... nothing to do and absolutely gorgeous!! best friend introduced us to a wonderful hotel there, The Drop Anchor Resort. if you find yourself in the keys, i highly recommend it!!

anyways, saturday was a good day.... we drove down (about 2 and a half hours).....stopped at the Island Grill.... love it there too...
had some stone crabs, cracked conch, and ahi tuna delicious!!! we stocked up at the grocery store, liquor store, and bait shop. and then we just relaxed. the view at the drop anchor is so beautiful, and the weather has been so beautiful, 80 and sunny with a little breeze.....PERFECT!! sorry for those of you who live in the cold :(

sunday started beautiful..... i woke up early, went out for coffee and the most amazing cinnamon buns in the keys (Bob's Bunz)
got back to the hotel and hung out on our balcony and waited for dh to get up..... we hung out at the pool all morning. around 2 o'clock best friend called. she had taken my mom to the emergency room early sunday morning.... she had a kidney stone. they sent her home with lots of instructions which bestie totally took care of (love that girl) but then mom started to feel like she had a fever and was not feeling good at all. so bestie called to let us know what was going on and that my mom was going back to the e.r. for the second time.

i waited a bit and then called my mom. she knew best friend had filled me in.... i really think she wouldn't have called. crazy lady.
mom said she was ok, and i was NOT to come home. i told her i would only go home if she was admitted to the hospital and had to stay overnight. she said that was fair.

the new optimistic me said everything would be ok. so....i started drinking. scotch.
the sun was out, we laid in the sun, we went swimming, it was perfect.
my cell phone died because we listened to pandora all morning on my phone. we decided to go to lunch around 3.30. i plugged my phone in, and we went back down the street to the island grill. i was full. of scotch. couldn't eat a thing. too drunk.

best friend called dh's phone at 4.15 and i knew it was bad news.... said she was being admitted. she then gave me a million reasons to not come home.
i told her i was too fucked up to figure out what to do. best friend and dh had a good laugh. at my expense.
we drove back to hotel, i stayed on the phone, and dh figured out the game plan. basically, i was worthless for decision making.
i took a shower and tried to sober up. dh was fine. we packed the car and were on the road by 5.30..... my head was spinning.

we got home around 8 and went right to the hospital.... i got to spend a little time with mom, but she was not feeling well at all. and completely out of it.... morphine will do it.

when i got to the hospital this morning, i said hi to mom, and she said, "i think i am really sick jes."
i told her, "i know."

she had become septic from the kidney stones blocking the path to her bladder.

the urologist came around 10.30 and said he was going to schedule surgery to put in a stent to drain her kidney. he seemed like it was a busy day and wasn't quite sure when the surgery would be. 2 hours later she was being rushed into surgery.... he made it happen quickly.

the surgery went as expected and mom did well. they are keeping her until they can get the infection/sepsis under control, and to make sure the stones drain. hopefully she will be much better tomorrow.

a whole day in the hospital is gross.... dh made an amazing dinner....meatballs, sausage, and pasta, he also unpacked, started laundry and cleaned up. he is the best!!!

good news..... we got a voucher from the drop anchor for our unused night. 1 vacation has turned into 2 mini vacations!!!
i can't wait to go back!!


  1. Gosh, Jes, I'm so sorry about your mom, and very glad she is doing better now. Your trip sounds like a piece of heaven - hope you get to go back asap!!

  2. Sorry your trip was cut short and that your mom is so sick. I'll say a prayer for her and for a quick recovery!

    At least the silver lining is that you get to go back! Consider it a babymoon: )

  3. Wow, I'm so glad to hear your mom was ok. That must have been scary.

    Your hubby sounds amazing :)

  4. Oh no! I hope your mom is feeling better. And there is a bright side, two trips instead of one! Your scotch consumption made me laugh out loud :)

  5. That stinks your trip was cut short, but I'm glad you were able to be there with your mom. Hopefully she is feeling better now!