Hello, and good weekend to all. Karen posting today, however Chris gave me the title for todays blog. For most people, a trip to the North Shore, a trip to the Dells, or maybe even a quick flight to Vegas is the ideal weekend getaway. But not Chris. This weekends getaway is the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Where else can you be waited on hand and foot, day or night?
Chris started having cramps on Friday night around 5 p.m. They continued to get worse. At about 8:30 he talked to the doctor on duty and the doctor said if the cramps get worse, vomiting starts, or you start running a temp, call me and I may have you come into the ER. Chris’s pain went up to an 8 on the pain scale. Of course our hero started having all 3 of these problems and didn’t call again until 7 a.m. He then got Dr Belzer and Dr B. said to get his butt into the ER right away. I took Chris in about 8 a.m. this morning (thank you Becky and Tina for helping me out at work!) He was put on a IV and received some Morphine and anti-nausea meds right away. They then took him to X-ray and found he has a soft obstruction in his colon. Essentially what that mean is he has a lot of air and gas and some food blocking his tube. The doctor said his colon is ” mad” at him and has responded by shutting down. For those who are not doctors, the colon supplies water to loosen things up down there. So Chris is blocked up. They are hoping all the fluids form the IV help flush everything out. So, Chris has been admitted back into the hospital for who knows how long. The doctor this morning said a couple of days, Chris called and said on some paper work he saw an estimated release date of Sept. 18th(Happy Anniversary to us!) So, he’s in room 496 but has asked me tolet everyone know not to contact him today(Sat.) because he got no sleep last night and is exhausted. He will hopefully be feeling better tomorrow and start taking visitors and calls later in the day. I told him he did this so he could watch uninterrupted football all weekend and will probably just poop on Monday night after football is over. That got a smile from him. I have to go give Grandma Stratton a break, she zipped over on a moments notice and has been chasing Jaxson all morning (who in turn has been fighting Darth Vadar and other evil forces). Thanks Mom! I go back to the hospital after dinner and will update if things change. Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes. We need and appreciate them all. Over and out.