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Aliantha 03-20-2013 11:26 PM

Yep. Its what happened with Mum. She got sick of the fight and just gave up. I hope my friend can find his way forward again. He's been a volunteer lofesaver all his adult life. He's a great member of the community. He's a loving husband and he's just one of those people everyone is glad to know. His lif is worth living.

xoxoxoBruce 03-20-2013 11:31 PM

Hope everyone that's "glad to know him", tells him.

Aliantha 03-21-2013 12:22 AM

They seem to have. I think that's the problem. Everyone tries to help, but in the end, it's up to him to fight it. There's only so much a donated lasagne and volunteers mowing the lawn can do.

Griff 03-21-2013 06:43 AM

Fucking cancer.

Sundae 03-23-2013 10:01 AM

Hurting today.
Claudette. You know.

Snowing like a Christmas card outside and I can't share it with her.

And I never got her to like Larkin.
All I could think of when walking through the woods in Arran (yet to be documented) was his poem about Spring, First Sight.
"Earth's immeasurable surprise"
He was a great poet for long dragging syllables, just where they had the most effect.

Today is a day when I wonder why I am waiting too.

infinite monkey 03-23-2013 11:20 AM

Good grief in a bucket of crap: i really have seen it all now. I don't know whether to laugh or feel pity for all the wrong reasons. Best to write it off in the selfish ho column, i suppose.

Clodfobble 03-26-2013 07:27 AM

Been at the hospital all night with Minifob. He has an intussusception (sp?) of the small bowel, and they are monitoring it to see if it improves or requires surgery. It's causing him a lot of pain, on and off. It would be hard enough to watch even if I hadn't had coffee and jello for dinner and 1.5 hours of sleep. As it is I'm just trying not to cry in front of the doctors.

xoxoxoBruce 03-26-2013 07:32 AM

Well that sucks. Any idea how long before they resolve this?

Aliantha 03-26-2013 07:36 AM

You can cry clod. They will cope. I hope it all gets sorted out soon mate. Xxx

Clodfobble 03-26-2013 07:38 AM

The general idea is, if he stops having episodes of pain, then all is well and we can go home. If they keep happening, they will play chicken with it as long as they can. My personal bet is they'll make a decision for surgery around 9 AM, when the regular doctors come back on shift and see that nothing got better overnight.

orthodoc 03-26-2013 08:10 AM

It can resolve on its own, so they're hoping for that. The small bowel telescopes on itself and it can go back and forth, resolving but then re-telescoping. If it gets swollen and inflamed and gets stuck while telescoped, then the bowel becomes blocked, blood supply can be compromised, and surgery becomes necessary.

I'm sorry Minifob and you are going through this painful, upsetting situation. I hope it resolves and you can take him home without surgery. Sending hugs.

glatt 03-26-2013 08:18 AM

Aw shit clod, I'm sorry. I'm hoping for good news for you this morning.

footfootfoot 03-26-2013 10:48 AM

Oh Clod, that's terrible. It's 10:48, is no news good news?

Sundae 03-26-2013 10:52 AM

Infi I really hope you're okay.
Things sound pretty bad. And they have for a while.

Clod - bad, bad times.
All I can offer is long distance love.
Like Ali says - cry. Just cry. It doesn't really help, but holding it in hurts more.

footfootfoot 03-26-2013 11:33 AM

Do not go gentle into that small intestine,
Rage, rage against the inflammation of the bowel!

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