Monday, August 17, 2009

update

mother's kidney now rests wherever it is that they throw old kidneys.

the operation was a complete success... done in 90 minutes, no complications.. she's in huge pain since there were some adheisions to be cut away and, well, the surgeon DID have his hand shoved in a small hole in her side, moving stuff around.

plus,they gave me 4x6 glossies of her insides. i'm not sure what i'm supposed to do with them, though.

at the same time she was getting part of her insides removed, hrh was having an ultrasound to find out about her baby (due january 16th)--we are having a boy. i predicted this, so, was not surprised. it does allow me to go hog wild and buy lots of boy things.

i'm still at ruby's house at night, keeping an eye on her, and spending the day at the hospital, with an hour in-between to catch my breath and feed the cats. with luck, i'll know by tomorrow when i'm back to new york, and that will make me smile for a number of reasons

including the joy of knowing i won't be living beneath the elephant walk lady.

4 comments:

austere said...

Fingers crossed...

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

At least you get a reprieve from your neighbor's own interpretation of "STOMP!"

Peter Varvel said...

Hurrah for the successful operation!
What to do with the 4X6 glossies of her insides? Post 'em on this blog, of course, for the more sick & twisted of your readers . . .
And I still agree with the aforementioned suggestion someone made about naming your grandson Quin! <3 ((hugs)) <3

coastrat said...

So glad to learn that the operation went ok. Hope that she continues to improve, and that the stress on you subsides. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}