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He has been very sick all week, barely getting out of bed, can't eat anything it causes him horrible stomach pain. I am very worried about him and my daughter absolutely dotes on her Papa, so I can't bear the thought of anything happening to him. They did cat scans last week and sent him home because the cat scans showed kidney stones and swelling in his kidney and and some trauma like he had just passed a large stone so they thought that was all it was but I think it is more. His doctor called mom to check on him today and mom told him he wasn't any better so his doctor urged her to get him to the ER immediately for more testing and possible admittance into the hospital.
 

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A very tired Update. He has a large kidney stone that they are going to try to remove tomorrow. There is some concern because he has some dilation where he shouldn't not sure what that means or how serious it is as I wasn't there to ask questions when the doctor came in and mom didn't ask. I don't know how many of you know this but I work full time, and I am going to grad school full time, so I had my first class in one of my classes tonight and really couldn't afford to miss it, so I went to class though a little late. So only mom was there when the doctor came in and explained things.
 

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Continued prayers needed dad does not appear to be doing. well. I am in surgery waiting on my mobile. He was in recovery and is now back in surgery and the nurse will not explain why she says she is leaving that for the doctor to explain.
 

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Update... It has been a VERY long day. Dad had to have two surgeries due to a doctor's error. The doctor went in the wrong kidney first. Hospital administration sent the vice presidents of surgeries to talk to us and she gave my mom all kinds of numbers and a card and says mom will be contacted further on this matter. Dad is out of surgery and they were able to get the stone. He is in a ton of pain, and have some other difficulties related to the surgery that I won't go into but basically they could be normal or could be serious depending on how long they persist. The doctor said only time will tell whether his not being able to eat due to pain had anything to do with the kidney stone or whether that is an entirely separate issue. He was able to sit up and eat a popsicle earlier. He is awake and aware and talking to us.
Thank you all for all your prayers and support it really means a lot to me.
 

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well he can't go so he had to have a catheter, they say only temporarily, I certainly hope so. They are hinting he may get to come home today, so mom is with him right now and I am here letting the goats be out in their day pen and working on home work, house work, and other stuff. If he doesn't get to come home I will go see him this afternoon. I called him this morning and he sounded a lot better and said he felt a lot better. He is able to eat a little now, last night he couldn't eat really anything but popsicles/gelation because his throat hurt so bad from having to be intubated twice for two surgeries in one day.
 

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The nurse who wouldn't talk scared us the most. We thought he had crashed on the operating table or something. She wouldn't talk because the doctor made and error the doctor wouldn't talk either because someone from hospital admin had to be called to come in on a holiday weekend to come out with him and talk to us about his error. They were covering their butt because of liability reasons. We just want dad ok. I personally think the doctor should have known which kidney to go in and not go in the wrong one but I am not out for blood or money I just want my dad better.
He is home now, he had to come home with a cath and I am not liking that, I won't really breathe easy til he can go on his own. But he just got home and is sleeping right now in his own bed, so that is something.
 

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Oh she won't. She is a retired RN herself. She was way more annoyed with the situation than I was. I think I was just so relieved he didn't crash on the table.
 

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Guess what spent the night in the ER again. We just got home. He had to be recathed because he couldn't' go on his own today after the cath was removed, I am still a bit uneasy about all that.
 

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True, she should have been a doctor, but she didn't start nursing school til she was 46. We are late bloomers in this family I will be 41 when I graduate with my masters this December. She is 7 years younger than dad but up until now, she has had more health problems, I tell you what, I am from tough stock, both my parents have been through a lot and keep going. I tell my daughter we are like Dory in Finding Nemo. "Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming."
 
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