Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Saga Continues

This is just to let all you followers know that Crochety still does not have access to the internet from his hospital bed...yes, I said HOSPITAL BED. This is incredulous I know.

He was set to go to a sub-acute facility for physical therapy last Friday, but got chest pains so he was kept for observation. Then they gave him the wrong med dosage and he lost his hearing and speech. Since his cardiac doctor was away they didn't do anything until Monday. Very scary! He had every test going with good results but still has intermittent "white noise" in his head and he can form sentences now. I can understand him when he talks at this point.

He did get annoyed with me when I didn't have my camera to take his picture for you while he was getting his EKG. The look with all the wires attached to his head was priceless.

Yesterday while getting physical therapy he had chest pains and then again later last night. He has been shuttling back and forth between the telemetry unit and the "I am ready to get out of here floor." Today is a CT scan. He is continuing dialysis and is bedridden. Spoke briefly with him this morning and he sounds exhausted.

I will print out any comments and bring them to him...not much else cheers him up...except for the lovely young nurses!

Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts!


Joel Klebanoff said...

My comment: Get better, Crotchety! Soon! All the best.

The Peach Tart said...

Crotchety...missing your wit and humor. Get better soon. My prayers are with you and Mrs. C.

nipsy said...

Dammit Old Man, anything to keep close to those young little nurses heh?

Seriously hoping things improve for you soon. I am so glad to see even in this awful crap shot of messed up procedures you still have your humor. While you're reading all these comments your lovely wife is printing out for you, pause and give her a show of love will ya? You two are an honestly priceless couple..all my best wishes!

Donnie said...

Damn Joe! I know how I get when I've been in the hospital overnight... This crap has got to be terrible!
By the way, if you need extra fast nurse service, unsnap a few leads from your monitor. They'll get right on it.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the update I was getting worried. Joe, you and your family are in my prayers every night. I know with your good humor and positive outlook, you will be home in no time.

Keep keeping the nurses on their toes, I know how happy it makes you. Mrs C hang in there, give him lots of hugs from all of us and there is a hug in there for you too. I know how hard this is on you.

Secondary Roads said...

First, thanks Mrs C for the updates. It has been very difficult not knowing what Da Old Man is going through. His friends are called Legion for they are many, and we are concerned for our blogger bud -- even if he is a Crotchety Old Man. That's a big part of why we love the guy and are praying for him.

As for you Crotchety, hang in there Bud. We need you out of there and back where you have a good Internet connection. Your absence reminds me of this: "Remember, a day without sunshine is like . . . night."

-- Chuck

Anonymous said...

You both have an amazing attitude - Laughter always lightens the situation. Keeping you in my prayers and good thoughts.

Jenn Thorson said...

Thanks for the update, Mrs. C!

And isn't that just LIKE Crotchety, wanting to show us the vital funny parts of his ordeal-- and how he's become a cyborg.

Hopefully, as he's being assimilated, they let him keep the sense of humor. I'd say every Borg group needs one really good cut-up. Y'know- to keep the invasions and stuff "light."

Still cheering you on, Joe! You rawk!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes, Joe. Hope you're out soon... and in the meantime, just think of all the material you will get from this - probably enough for a whole book!

Sandee said...

Quit goofing around in that hospital and get home. You're just staying there because of all the cute nurses and we all know that. Now get with the program and get home.

You and Mrs. Crotchety are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hug to you both. :)

nonamedufus said...

Mrs C it's so good of you to keep us up to speed on Joe's progress. I'm sorry to hear of his setbacks but glad to hear of his progress overall and his anxiousness to "escape". Nothing is worse than lying around in a hopsital bed without knowing when you're getting out. But it sounds like you're keeping each other's spirits up, and that's good. Joe, take all the time you need before getting back to the blog. We want you back in one piece. Oh, and avoid the breakfast omelette!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for keeping us updated Mrs. C!

I really hope things get better soon. You're having a tough go of it Crotchety. Sending good thoughts etc.. your way.

Anonymous said...

Lovely young nurses... let me see... Nope, you're never coming home!

Nooter said...

i will just lay here next to your blog and wait until you get well. take as long as you need to do it right

Unknown said...

thanks for the update mrs. c! you are both in my thoughts. who do those nurses think they are anyways, hogging our old man. their turn is over, it's our turn again. healing sent your way...xoxo

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Newbie reader here and all I can say is OMG!!!! Dude. Best of all things to you. And get better, because I like laughing so hard at work that I cry and then the boss gets all concerned 'cause, well, an employee is crying and we all know there's no crying at work!!!

Seriously, get better. Have you in my thoughts!!! Susie

PhilipDyer said...

Thanks for the update, Mrs. Crotchety. Please let Joe know how much we miss him and wish he were back home glued to his keyboard.

Gianetta said...

I'm sure by now that the entire floor of the hospital has grown tired of seeing your naughty bits on display.

Take care.

ReformingGeek said...

I think it's a government plot to spy on you, Joe. Those cute nurses are assigned to distract you and those tests are sucking out the contents of your brain.

Seriously, I'm sorry you having to go thru so much crap and that you're better soon. We miss you!

Thanks, Mrs. C, for posting this update.

Winky Twinky said...

Thanks for the update Mrs. C...was beginning to worry. Hang in there DOM, and don't worry about any of us... we miss the heck out of ya, but want you back well. We know you'll be armed with numerous stories about your unfortunate adventure... You're in my thioughts and prayers also... Get better.

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks so much Mrs. C. I can't even imagine how difficult this is for you! {hug}

AND... Joe you stop causing trouble with your health! We want you back here NOW! So stop it!

Oh, I know what happened. Your body reacted to the Michael Jackson news.

Yes, we are all soooo sad.

Now get it over it and come back!

We miss you.

AND...I'm still wanting to vy for the zuch award. I can't very well do that with you NOT posting.

Mrs. C has been generous updating us, but somehow I don't think she's gonna find a pic for us to caption.

Seriously, still sending good thoughts, vibes, and many prayers your way Crotchety!

Please come back soon! {hugs}

Oh, and if you see a bright light? Stay AWAY from it, k? *smile*

Marsha said...

Geez Crotchety, that really sucks.

Now, quit fooling around and get your butt home.

And thanks, Mrs. C, for the update.

You're both in my thoughts.

DouglasDyer said...

No offense but I don't like all this "Mrs. C." stuff. Mrs. C. is reserved exclusively for Richie Cunningham's mother when spoken to by the Fonz. I don't suppose you'd prefer to be called Mrs. Crotch? No, that's probably already taken too. Well, think about it and get back to me.

Adullamite said...

Good on you Joe! Get your self better and out of there as there is not enough humour around now.

What a wonderful woman you have there! Not only running around after you, but clearing the snow at the same time I bet. And keeping your fan club informed. Good girl!

Me-Me King said...

A picture of him hooked up to the machine-thingy would have made a great Caption This!

Here's hoping you are released very, very soon. We're all missing you, Joe!

Thanks for the update Mrs. C.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Oh for crying out loud, they gave him the wrong meds? How do they make that up to him? Hmm, how 'bout INTERNET ACCESS IN THE ROOM!

Laughing at Douglas's suggestion that we call you Mrs. Crotch. Not good, right?

DOM, get the hell outta there. Tell them you have a blog to tend to and that staying one more night would seriously cramp your style.

Hope to see you back here soon. Hang in there guys!

Swirl Girl said...

This is very scary for both of you, I am sure. I hope only the best.

And I also hope that all of this is just Da Old Mans' way to get some good pictures for Caption This Wednesday's!

shyne said...

Thanks for checking in, Mrs. C.

Joe, you are so missed!
You take care and give Mrs. C a huge hug....she's a special lady.

Oh, and I'll be giving you Hell for getting sick when you get back....;-)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wrong dosage??? ACK!!! And of course they'll get pissed if you question anything they do - Grrrr!!!

OK, anyway...don't they have cute nurses at the sub-acute facility? You don't have to hang back at the stupid hospital for the woman. There are plenty of nursing fish in the sea...or something like that.

Hope you get better soon, Crotchety! We're all thinking of you and pulling for your improved health!

- Margaret

Unknown said...

Thank you so very much for letting us know what has been going on, my dear Mrs. C!!! I will refrain from expressing at this time just how impressed I am with the quality of the care that one can now expect to receive in hospitals all over this country these days.

Just keep those hot nurses coming in and out of his room. For he seems to really enjoy you ripping him a new one on a regular basis.

just a girl... said...

maybe you could request a sponge bath!!

Mr. New Dilemma said...

It's like a bad episode of House! Check him for Lupus!

Wishing you my best Crotchety!

Deb said...

Thanks for the much appreciated update, Mrs. C.

I too am upset there is no photo of Crotchety with wires attached to his head, I assume while dressed in one of those sexy johnnies.

All the best to you both. Crotchety, take your time getting better. It's worth the wait. Hang in there.

Kirsten said...

Hurry up and get better! Everyone misses your humor.

Are you sure you aren't just hanging around the hospital for the nurses??
I know it can't be the food!

You and Mrs. C are in my prayers.

Kelly Ann said...

I would have been mad with no evidence of the wire head too! LOL Get well soon Joe. much love to ya both.

LL said...

Lost his hearing and speech? Get thee to a nunnery! erm... waitaminute... get the man a laptop so he can still communicate.

Wishing you the best from the End of the World Joe...

crpitt said...

I think Joe and my mumborg are tied for being the naughtiest patients ever!

Thinking of you both and junior crotchety too!

Winky Twinky said...

MRS. CROTCH??? Leave it to Doug... You really have GOT to live that one down, DOM... ;)

Kate Rawlins said...

DOM - just prayers to speed you on your way to being back to your normal crotchety self at home & back on your blog ASAP !

Mrs - just prayers.

lot 2 learn said...

let him know he is in thoughts and prayers down here, and hope he gets home soon

Unknown said...

I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. My husband had four hospitalizations during the last few months; we kept a blog about his treatment, visitors, etc.

Good luck to both of you.

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

tahtimbo said...

Try not to tire-out those nurses too much :) Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Get better soon, because you are sorely missed!

savvy said...

Thanks very much for the update; I was pretty nervous there for a bit. Tell him kate and I are thinking of him, and tell him I said those damn Yankees of his are playing too freakin well for my tastes!


A New Yorker said...

Fucking doctors. I hate most of them. They make more mistakes than they do good. Please send him my best wishes.

Moonrayvenne said...

Thanks Mrs. C (or whatever) for keeping us in the loop.
Are you sure those "chest pains" aren't just gas? He is full of it ya know! LOL.
Get better old man. You are missed!

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that this is just your creative way to keep readers coming back while you're on vacation somewhere tropical,Joe!
Just in case I'm wrong, I'm keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers!!!

memphisdonna said...

Mrs. C. THANK YOU for the updates!!! Everyone at Nedthetoothpick misses Joe and is sending positive thoughts, prayers, and much love to both of you!!!
But, we may have to kick his butt when this is all over for giving everyone such a scare!!
(((((((((Hugs))))))))) :)

Unknown said...

new reader here, hang in there pal and remember" when things get tough the tough get going" BEST WISHES

Jessie said...

Argh Old man you and your ladies.
Hope you feel better,and my prayhers are with you and the missus

Chelle Blögger said...

Mrs C., first, you should write a blog yourself - you're good at this! Second, pleeeeeease tell Joe that I have been AWOL for a few weeks and just found out about all this, so naturally I blame myself. My only consolation is that it could have been worse since I singlehandedly killed MJ and Billy Mays!

Anyway, I hope he gets better soon and I'm not leaving my house until he does just to be safe. I sure miss him and his Archie Bunker accent over at HBDC. :(

Oh! And please tell him that just between us, if he happens to come home with an extra prescription or two for some really good drugs I'd be happy to keep them in my medicine chest for safe keeping. ;)

Lola said...

Thanks for updating Mrs. C. So sorry to hear Joe is having such a tough time. Keeping you in my prayers and sending positive thoughts your way.

Grayquill said...

I stumbled onto your blog today - laughing as soon as I read the name of the blog...I want to be that Crotchety old Man. Then I was sobbered quickly as I read this post. Getting Old isn't for sissy's my old friend Ed used to say.
Hang in there Mr Crotchety. I am very sorry for your trouble.

brokenteepee said...

Oh please tell him we are thinking of him and sending him more goat hugs than he could ever stand.

And some goat gas if he wants it. We have plenty of goat gas....

Janna said...

I think of you often!
In fact, I had some volcano tacos in your honor just a few days ago.

Get well soon!

I'll go ahead and eat more tacos, just to be sure...

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