Saturday, July 7, 2007

We have made trips to the ER the last 2 nights. Neal is at home now. He had another dialysis headache last night. We were in the waiting room for almost 5 hours. It was horrible. We are going to have a low key weekend. We did not get home last night until 4am, so my guess is we will be napping today. Surgery is still on for the 13th, however we are still unclear about what day Neal will be checking in.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Neal is not feeling so great. It appears as though he has come down with the flu or something like it. We were supposed to go to Wicked with the McHenry family tonight, but I do not think he is going to make it. We also have not received any confirmation on surgery next Friday. I will keep you updated.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Back at Home

Neal is back at home. He has slept most of the afternoon and to be honest so have I! He will try to contact the colon surgeon tomorrow to determine when he needs to go back into the hospital. I am sure he will post more once he is awake.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

One more day

Neal has decided to stay one more day to receive another treatment of IV antibiotics. He should be coming home tomorrow. We are going to attempt to watch fireworks tonight from someplace at the hospital.

Monday, July 2, 2007

My Version of the 3 wiseman

50mg of Benadryl
6mg of dalauted(stronger than morphine)
12.5 mg of Finergan

I got this mixture about 20 min ago. Crazy that they can give this much sedation.

Matt, Dave, or Ryan,
Can one of you please cut the grass for me sometime before sunday this week.

P.S. I take no responsibility for my grammar due to lack of brain activity. Most of my cells are sleeping now.



The fistulagram went well. The fistula appears to be fine, no further surgery is needed. The plan is for him to come home tomorrow. Hopefully he will get one more round of dialysis as he is carrying around some excess fluid. Thanks to Dawn, Kathy and Joey and Kristen for the food. We should be eating good this week!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sunday night

Neal is doing good. He is no longer on oxygen. He has an elevated enzyme from his heart, but it appears as though it is from excess fluid. He will get dialysis Monday morning and then head off to his fistulagram. The doctors are thinking he may go home Tuesday. I will fill you in as more information comes. He may be out of commission for visitors. Feel free to call before you come up, I will be with him all day 293-5042.

He is now in private room 986. We have playstation set up and plenty of DVD's. As Neal says, don't steal my stuff!