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My regular doc took a brief history and advised us to go directly to the hospital to get Vogon checked out. Once he started an IV bag of fluids and a dose of meds (acid reducer, anti-spasmodic and Zofran) he began looking normal again. He had no active GI bleeding (thank goodness), but had signs of excessive stomach acid. Bloodwork came back within normal ranges but showed elevated liver function, so we got a referral for a liver & GI specialist.

The good news is that he's more coherent and reports far less discomfort than he has all week. Interestingly, he has very little memory of the past week's events. I felt the urge to tell him he went crazy and spent our tax refund on hookers and blow, but that passed. He wouldn't believe it anyway. (:

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starzz
Apr. 18th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
HUG! I have been thinking of you hun!
oddharmonic
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you. How's your little guy doing?
starzz
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
he is great!!! did you get married???
oddharmonic
Apr. 19th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
We had a civil ceremony in January 2006 so Laurel and I could be covered on his insurance. We'll have a party or something a few years down the road.
starzz
Apr. 20th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
cool!
ex_passerine551
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
glad there's no bleeding, but that sucks! sending healing vibes for him to get better soon!
oddharmonic
Apr. 18th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Once he has the acid/ulcer issue under control again, he'll be fine. He was looking better at lunch today than he has in over a week.

The really funny thing about his hazy memory of the last week is that when he looked in the fridge, he said "Where did all this stuff come from?". He doesn't remember buying it.
leucotheasveil
Apr. 19th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh dear!
Hazy memory from stomach acid? That's a new one on me.
So happy he's stabilized and getting a full work over.
I hope a simple and non-serious explanation is found soon!
oddharmonic
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
He gets fuzzy on what happened pretty much anytime he's sick.

He's not too happy about going to the GI specialist, but it's either go to the appointment I made or be *ahem* gently suggested to see the doctor until he does.
leucotheasveil
Apr. 19th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
You know, nagging gets a bad rap.
Sometimes the "respectful-I -do-not-nag" thing isn't appropriate, especially when it has to do with doctors and such.
Good luck!!!

oddharmonic
Apr. 19th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
He saw the doctor on Thursday because I told him that after five days of vomiting, he was either going to see a doctor or I was going to call in my Mexicans (my dad's cousin and some extended relatives) to physically escort him into the hospital.

He put the appointment into his calendar a few hours after I made it and answered the medical history questions as far as he could for the new patient paperwork. I just have to call his folks and ask if there's a family history of any diseases. This is good.
leucotheasveil
Apr. 19th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez, that must have been 5 awful days for you!
may_lyn
Apr. 19th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
nah,not hookers and blow! wow and diet cokes! hehe.

glad he's on the road to finding out what happened. *hugs*

oddharmonic
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Today he discovered the salmon he bought earlier in the week. I know what we're eating tomorrow!
may_lyn
Apr. 19th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
um, not tamales?
oddharmonic
Apr. 19th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
We'll probably have tamales on Sunday to make room in the freezer.

We had Pei Wei today because we made a run to Home Depot and Pei Wei is a few doors down. Home Depot has some really neat new reusable bags with plastic bits that hook onto the cart so you can put items straight into the bag as you shop. The bits hook together to keep the bag closed when not clipped to the cart. I had a lot of fun playing with one in the store.
may_lyn
Apr. 20th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
i usually have so much fun in home depo. oh, the things creative people can do with that stuff!

hey, do you crochet?
oddharmonic
Apr. 21st, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Home Depot runs are usually fun. This weekend's was dampened by me having a hormonal migraine, but Laurel enjoyed sniffing all the scented oil candles and giving her input on which one to buy. We wound up compromising and buying an Oust one because the Glade scent she and Vogon like wasn't on the shelf.

Learning to crochet is on my to-do list. Quite a few people on my LJ friends do if you want me to make introductions.
may_lyn
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
actually, the good people at the plastic canvas magazine i had subscribed to decided not to publish anymore, and gave me crochet pattern world, or something, instead. i was going to forward the magazines to you, if you wanted. you have first refusal. :D
oddharmonic
Apr. 21st, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ah. It sounds interesting but it will probably be quite some time before I get my crochet skills as far as following a pattern, so I'll pass on them.

What size plastic canvas do you use? I found a bag of geometric shapes that look about 7 squares to the inch that I'd be happy to add to the package of stuff I'm sending your way once I fill the box. (Right now it has copies of a couple of Rockapella albums, some Laurel art, and a walker bag I made.)
may_lyn
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
yeah, 7 count is the only stuff i use, actually! that would be wonderful. :D thank you!

i'm sure i'll figure out something else to do with the remaining year of magazines. but i did think of you first!
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