Friday, December 31, 2010

He's baa-a-a-a-ck!

Ron got to come home this afternoon. He has the constitution of a bull or something. He gets sick very quickly, but once he starts getting better he bounces right back. Tonight, you wouldn't think there had been anything out of the ordinary wrong with him.

He has a mild case of cirrhosis (from his mega list of medications) and the combination of the increased aluminum (from the kidney disease) and the ammonia (from the liver problems) made him pretty sick. Once they got those numbers down, he's much better.

Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes! We're going to spend a quiet evening in front of the television and the computer. Ron's watching the TV and I'm on the computer - I'll join him in a bit. I treated us to dinner from Spangles (a KS-based hamburger joint; good junk!). I'm getting ready to put on my winter jammies and get a blanket. I'd turn on our gas fireplace but I don't know how to light the pilot (grin). I turned it off in the summer so I didn't burn excess gas with keeping the pilot light on - and I didn't have to work so hard to cool the living room because of the warmth of the fireplace. Tonight, I am wishing that I was a bit more mechanically inclined and knew how to light the darn thing. Oh well - it will pass and tomorrow I may not care.

Happy New Year to you all!

6 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'm so glad he's home. Isn't it amazing how quickly the body can react to getting the numbers tweeked just right. Bless his heart. Enjoy him! I have no doubt he's glad to be home with you. Hugs my friend!!!!

Chief aka Dad http://unsoundreasoning.blogspot.com said...

Glad things are going better...hope you have a great 2011! P.S. google your fireplace brand...there's probably a manual online that will show you how to lite the pilot...mine actually has instructions hanging from the knob!

SkippyMom said...

Since Pooldad and you got the fireplace lit - I guess I don't have a comment. ;D [He did say you knew what you were doing! YAY!]

The best new day - you guys have a great new year - and know we are right here. Love you sweetheart.

Mynx said...

Good news. Sounds like the perfect evening now the fire is working.

Roundabout said...

So glad to hear he is home! Sounds like you had a great relaxing start to the new year.
Happy New Years to the both of you!!!

Thisisme said...

So pleased Ron is home again, Teresa. As you say, it really is quite amazing how our bodies can bounce back. Good that they've managed to get him back on an even keel again. Sounds as if you had a nice, relaxing evening, as we did here. Prayers still coming your way.