Monday, August 10, 2009

Another not so good day.

I had hoped to recuperate from Sock Summit over the next two days before returning to work on Wednesday. Alas, it was not to be. ToolMan woke up this morning coughing up blood, so it was back to the ER this morning. A brief exam shows that he has internal bleeding from at least two areas; one in either his esophagus or bronchial area and another in his colon. We're hoping it's a simple case of too many blood thinners and an adjustment of medication will take care of it. Meanwhile, they've administered two units of plasma, drastically reduced his blood thinners, and are monitoring his intake and output. Tomorrow will be tests; X-rays, scans, endoscope, colonoscopy, etc. He wants to come home tomorrow, but I think they will probably keep him until the test results are back. Let's hope for a clean bill of health; both of us are more than ready for a couple of quiet, boring weekends.


  1. I thought I told Toolman to stop this $hit!

    Keeping both if you in my thoughts.

  2. Sorry to hear this. Please tell him to get better NOW.

    I know you're pretty persuasive, because I just bought a spindle.

  3. Dear Toolman, I know we've all been obsessed with fibery goodness for the last week, but you really didn't have to go this far to get our attention! :)

    Holding healing thoughts for you.

    Bobbie, please don't hesitate to call if you need anything at all.


  4. Hugs to Toolman....we're thinking good thoughts for him. As Cindy said, if you need anything, please feel free to call!

  5. I've been thinking of you guys, hope Tool Man gets to go home with a clean bill of health soon!

  6. I hope it's just a matter of meds adjustment. Get better, Tool Man!

  7. So sorry to hear of your husband's illness. I join you in your hope for a clean bill of health,
    But I do want to thank you for your blogs on Sock Summit. I was unable to attend, and was searching around the web for some reports and found you.
    Thanks so much. I've bookmarked your page, and will visit you again, and hopefully will read good news of your husband.

  8. Speak to that man as you would speak to your dog. "HEAL!"

  9. Dear Toolman,
    please feel better soon. Next time I see you I hope you have a shirt on though, you pretty much scared me the other day!!

  10. Oh no not again! You need to wrap that man in bubble wrap or something.
    Give him a hug for me.

  11. Glad you posted so much about Sock Summit. A little jealous but glad I spent the weekend with my family. Praying your husband feels better soon.


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