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Monday, January 25, 2010

Brief interruption

Got home around 6am this morning from the hospital. Gerry had a kidney stone attack him around 10pm last night and we rushed him to the emergency room, where we sat until the wee hours of this morning. Poor Wesley had just gotten home from a gig at a bar in Raleigh that was doing a church/spiritual uplifting service, (they paid them very well!). I kept humming that song in my head "Always look on the bright side of life, da dum, da dum, da dum, da dum." Know that one? It's a strange world in the hospital around 4am when I am usually just falling asleep. Lots of drama in the ER, Wesley was taking notes for future writings, we saw the insides of our man, kidneys, bladder, liver, intestines, all very interesting..... They shot him up with morphine and attached IV's and there we sat waiting for tests to come back. Plans today were to load a kiln, but plans right now are to go back to bed. Ger is drugged up pretty good and sleeping, Wes stayed home from school and I am eating chocolate, what else! So the photos are from an English class journal that Wesley's teacher assigned. This thing is so cool and I love that they are doing this. It gets passed to a different person every weekend and they journal in it. She let me read it and there are some wonderful things in there. The future is bright! There were lots of Thoreau and Emerson quotes, scraps of paper mementos, poems, and random thoughts. Lots of fun to read. I love this teacher! So, I may or may not post for the next few days, depending on if anything happens besides giving out drugs and checking pee for passing stones. You gotta love nurses, how do they do it! God bless them every one!!!! (and the docs, of course).

8 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Damn, that can't be fun. Give our best to Gerry. Hope the pee fairy brings out something nice and he gets over this thing. And you remember that all those guys who sang "Always look on the bright side of life etc." were while nailed to crosses, right?

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

God! Hollis! You sound like Gerry!!! He was NOT amused with my song :)
Yes, the pee fairy......hurry !

Judy Shreve said...

I hope Gerry is better soon too! You are too funny 'bright side of life. . . ' Is there a 'pee-fairy' -- who knew!
I love the journal concept - what a great idea!

cindy shake said...

OH how awful -I hear that passing a kidney stone can be EXTREMELY painful. And it still has to come OUT??!! Geezus...keep your sweetie happily medded up and we'll wish for a quick "passing"...

cookingwithgas said...

Not Fun!
Tell him to get the party going!
Hope all is well soon!

ang said...

oooh you and your bloke take it easy!....nice tune distraction trace! hope all's good soon..brilliant journal too..

Jen Mecca said...

Wow...good luck with all that and I hope Gerry starts feeling better soon!
Sounds like Wesley is in a very cool school. Nice post!

jimgottuso said...

sorry to hear about gerry's troubles... makes me wince just reading about it. nurses truly do make the hospitals run... sofia's mom is an RN and i've heard all the stories. love the passaround journal idea... i'm hoping sofia gets some good teachers that do this sort of thing... glad to hear they are quoting thoreau.