Tuesday, June 5, 2007

H E DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS

as Radar on MASH said a time or two. We went over to Umatilla for my newphew's graduation this weekend. More on that later, but got there to discover that my brother in law was definitly on the feeling super crappy list. The working assumption of everybody, including the doctors in the ER (two visits) was that his bad back was acting up big time.

Turns out he's running into something that we went through for years with my dad. There is a tendency to not look beyond the chronic problem. In dad's case his stomach problems were dismissed with irritable bowel when in fact he had colon cancer. Thank the goddess it was discovered in time.

In his case the bad back turned out to be meningitis. Hopefully of the viral variety, we don't know yet, but #$%%^#$. It's a good thing sis didn't have access to anything loaded, pointy, or long because I expect she would have cleaned house big time. So, at this point he's getting the help he needs and we're all thinking really good thoughts. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Double double toothpicks. If it wasn't for licensing and medical schools, we'd probably have more really good doctors around our communities. You know, ones that have time for you and have a real interest in what they are doing. ('sigh' right back at ya) --Cin

toonguykc said...

My mouth is SO much dirtier than Radar's (I remember that epsiode).  I wish all doctors were like House.

Russ

mlraminiak said...

Oh my gosh, this REALLY sucks.  I hope he's going to be okay!  Lisa  :-]