SEB regular and friend of the family George Wiman, aka Decrepit Old Fool, appears to have done himself a wee bit of damage that landed him in the hospital. Mrs. DOF explains:
George has been admitted to the hospital.
Preliminary diagnosis Perforated Intestine.
We will update here as soon as possible.
[…] The surgeon suspects that Geo’s regular use of aspirin and/or ibuprofen to hold back the pain of his fibromyalgia and the bicycle accident from years ago is what bored a hole through the intestinal wall.
She says the hole was smaller than anticipated, there was very little leaking into the abdominal cavity, so cleaning out with antibiotics and sewing the hole closed worked out okay so far.
There is always a worry for infection and peritonitis in that body part, so antibiotics and several other medicines in an IV cocktail is what’s happening right now.
This evening he was able to stand with assistance beside the bed for a minute, which really helps with circulation, and breathing.
The medical crew on the Surgical Wing seems to be well-trained and willing to work together.
So many phone calls that my cell phone battery is out, only the second time I have done so since I got it.
It sounds like he’s doing OK and is through the worst of it, but it never hurts to have a lot of people go leave him Get Well Soon comments so consider this an invitation to do so.