Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Why Blogging Has Been Light

Although I have cut back on my posting here lately, I hadn't intended to cut back quite this much.

As I write this, I'm sitting in my room at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus.

Sunday, I awoke feeling ... well, not great ... but not all that bad. Some store-brand imitation Lucky Charms kind of cereal, and I was good until lunch.

Didn't feel all that great, and was unsure about going to the Catfish game Sunday afternoon. Finally decided to go, and ran through the drive-through at Wendy's.

Pulled out, and while listening to the Braves game on the radio, made a right instead of a left, and headed back to the house. Went in, finished my burger, and lay down.

That afternoon, I began to have serious problems with keeping stuff in me. (Maybe ... or maybe not ... more on this in a later post.)

This went on all night. But seemed to settle down the next morning. Didn't feel up to work though, so I called in.

But things got worse and worse. Finally called the Wife to take me to the hospital.

Made it through triage quickly, and sat and waited. And waited. And waited.

Late afternoon, they saw me, gave me an IV to draw blood, insert fluids and medications (morphine!! WTF?) and such. Were about to discharge me around 9:00 PM when I threw up again. So, they called the doctor. He was unavailable, so his business partner came in and saw me, and admitted me. Sat in ER until after 2:00 AM when I was finally moved to a room.

Where I am now.

The Wife was kind enough to bring me my computer this morning.

Now that I'm ... sort of ... back online, I can check and see how the Catfish and Biscuits have been doing.

And check with Two Dogs and Bean and see if whatever it is that's jumped on me has jumped on them. I certainly hope not.

24 comments:

  1. Holy crap basil! I hope you, and the docs, get to the bottom of this SOON and you get to feeling better! Goodness gracious!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Best wishes for a quick recovery from whatever it is!

    ReplyDelete
  3. [...] Ya’ll go give basil a virtual hospital visit! It would probably cheer him up tremendously! [...]

    ReplyDelete
  4. Aw, bas...! Much love and many hugs to my blog-brother. I will certainly be keeping you in my prayers... Keep us updated, and don't forget that we love you!

    -- Kat
    www.CatHouseChat.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. "So, they called the doctor. He was unavailable, so his business partner came in and saw me, and admitted me."

    I didn't realize the golf pro had admitting rights at the hospital... :-)

    Seriously, basil, we hope you're on your feet again and feeling better in no time! Preferably without the morphine ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. "So, they called the doctor. He was unavailable, so his business partner came in and saw me, and admitted me."

    I didn't realize the golf pro had admitting rights at the hospital... :-)

    Seriously, Bsil, we hope you're on your feet again and feeling better in no time! Preferably without the morphine ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dude - these aren't the kind of vacations you are supposed to be taking! Get the heck out of there will ya? Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Feel better, basil! Praying for you! (And enjoy the morphine, while it last...hehe)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Okay, I responded to your e-mail and came over to the site to check for a new post. "Coming down with something" doesn't mean a hospital stay to me. We are completely fine and hope you get outta there soon. The Catfish need your support.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Basil - get to feeling better and outta that room!! The views nice (roll-eyes) but still. It's no fun AT ALL!

    I hope you feel better soon, enjoy the morphine and get on home and get back to posting more regularly!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hospitals...*SHIVER*. About as much fun as...Dante's circles. Hope you feel better real soon!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hope you're feeling better! I know you want to get out of there!
    I'm wounded as well, but from a fall, not internally! Definitely not fun! Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Mean Sister (who is 5'6")May 8, 2007 at 12:19 PM

    Hey Bro, No wonder you did not answer my phone call! How much longer are they going to keep you?? Even if I am mean, I hope you get better soon. Call if you need me.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Basil,

    Hope whatever it is passes quickly and you are up and out of there soon.

    Keep us posted when you can.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sorry to hear about this, Basil. Hope you start feeling better soon!!! I know what it is like to be in the hospital for a week at a time. Sucks.

    Any idea what is wrong?

    Ummmm, morphine........................ ;)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Get well soon Mr. B!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I can't add any more than what's already been said by those above - take care, recover and come back ready to kick butt!

    ReplyDelete
  18. [...] Basil is in the hospital. Go wish him well. By Raven | Posted in Blogger Friends, Raven, Blogging | [...]

    ReplyDelete
  19. Basil, hope you are feeling better by now and they know the problem. My husband and I were on a mini-vacation on our anniversary about 3 years ago this July. The first day was fine, topped off with barbecue (4th of July) at our favorite BBQ place in Nashville, where we had gone. He didn't get sick - I got deathly ill. I threw up so much, there was nothing in me! Had to call the DR back home to call in medication. I spent 2 days in the bed in the motel, unable to move or eat. So, I definitely know what you are going through. Praying for a quick recovery.

    ReplyDelete
  20. [...] automatic weapons and is run by a Politburo, can we finally call them commies? He also neglects Basil, who looks like he’s been in combat more recntly than his discharge papers would [...]

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yikes! Hope you are feeling better soon!

    ReplyDelete

Please choose a Profile in "Comment as" or sign your name to Anonymous comments. Comment policy