Monday, September 12, 2005

Another Week Begins

After a long weekend, time for another week to begin.

On Friday, the doctors decided that my mother's bowels weren't moving at all, and they needed to drain the acids from her stomach. To do that, they had to insert a tube, through her nose, into her stomach. She managed about 9 hours with it in, then panicked and had to have it taken out.

Saturday was rough for her, because she was still producing acids and gas, but none of it was being expelled through the illiostomy bag, so it was building up inside. The only way she had of releasing the gas was by belching, but that only worked occasionally. She was so scared that they might put the tube back in that, when the attending mentioned it, she was in tears in seconds.

Sunday was much better, things started moving again, the doctors heard good rumblings in her stomach, and they told her she won't have to have the tube again, which I think helped her even more.

In other news, I spent a few hours Saturday with The Redhead, rearranging furniture, trying to figure out what we need to get / register's going to be rough trying to squeeze everything both of us own into one house.

Oh, and, apparently we don't know what to register for. Since we decided we didn't want fine china (we don't want anything that can't be put in the dishwasher) and registered for "casual china" instead, some of The Redheads relatives just picked a china pattern on their own and started getting us stuff from it. I don't like to look a gift horse in the mouth, but can you fucking follow directions, people?
posted by S.C. @ 7:40 AM |


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