Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Urgent Care Visit

Well I had an interesting weekend. On Friday I woke up with a small pain in my throat when I swallowed. I took some advil and just went about my day just noticing it hurt a bit. When I woke up at 4am on Saturday to let the dogs out I was in a lot of pain. I took a flashlight and looked in the mirror to see if I could see any issue in my throat. Well, I discovered that my Uvula (the hanging thing in the middle of your mouth/throat) was enlarged, curved like an L and it was TOUCHING my tongue. It felt like I had a lump in my throat. I started to freak out and of course started googling. Apparently its more common than I thought, but no one could pin point what was causing it. I waited for the urgent care place down the road to open at 9am and off I went. They were basically no help. The doctor just kept saying I don't know. I said "what can cause this?" and he said I don't know. He asked if I ate anything different, which I didn't and just said he didn't know. He gave me a steroid shot and told me to take benadryl. His last words were, "If it feels like your throat is closing up, go to the emergency room." Thanks Doctor. I also had a bit of pink eye that I woke up with (not sure if its related, sometimes if the dog sleeps too close to my head I wake up with a really red eye) so I got a prescription for that as well. I took a picture of this and some family members have seen it, but its prob. not appropriate for blog world. You can google it I'm sure. It's feeling normal to swallow now, but its still doing it so I made an appointment with  my regular doctor for this afternoon. If anyone has any insight, let me know.
I am dog sitting a little Yorkie named Cocoa for the week. She is a co-workers little one and she is adorable. 
 Cocoa and Molly are enjoying playing together.
Isn't she cute! She is just as spunky as my sister's yorkie, Maddie. Cocoa has mastered the dog door so that has been fantastic! I'll keep you posted on my medical issue.
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Chris said...

Aww, cute doggy...Looks quite different from Maddie though...Let us know what the Dr. says.

the girl in the red shoes said...

Oh no Jen! I hope you are okay! That doctor seems worthless. Hopefully you'll get some answers and feel better soon!

Mock family said...

I guess all yorkies are spunky! I love that cocoa, and molly of course!

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