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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hospital Day 2

Good evening (or morning).

Today was a long, but fairly uneventful day in the hospital. Dave spent most of the day in the ER, until a room opened up at around 5pm. It was a beautiful day, and so in the afternoon we walked out of emerg to sit outside in the sun. Dave is feeling much better. It's obvious that the T3's weren't working well at all, and they gave him a different pain med which gave him so much better relief. He was feeling much better today than he has for many weeks. He said he got a great night's sleep last night, even though he was sleeping on a stretcher in emerg.

So, basically they have him on a saline IV for fluids and don't want him to have any food or liquids for now. They're giving him heavy duty stool softeners and once he's 'cleared' the blockage, they should send him home. He's a little loopy on this new pain med and so very entertaining. He told the first friend that showed up this morning to visit, that 'Basically, I'm full of shit.' Hahaha! (Sorry. That may not be blog appropriate, but it was pretty funny.)
 
Dave had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day, and they were all great visits and always uplifting

A friend has taken Brady for a day, so things were pretty quiet when I got home this evening.

That's the short version, and hopefully Dave is back home tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday morning.

Good night and thanks to all you friends and family that have been praying for us!
Val

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

\0/ GOD

Phyllis C.

yabusow said...

Hey Guy's
I know we are very far away during your ordeals, but I want you to know that me and my family are certainly thinking of you and praying for you.
I send all my Love.
Yvonne

Kate said...

I'm so glad to hear Dave is getting some pain relief.
Thinking of you,
Kate T.

Jessie Zellas said...

So glad that Mr. Richards is getting some relief from the pain. Nice to hear he can joke about it. Laughter is the best medicine. Praying for you on a daily basis. Do you have any jobs that Steve and I could help with this weekend. Please let me know and we will be there.