Urgently seeking buyer for our Lemonade Stand. We're tired of making lemonade from all the lemon's we've been handed over the past 7+ months, so have decided to sell our Lemonade Stand. Willing to negotiate pricing, in fact, if interested, willing to give it away for FREE!
I know that they say God won't give you more than you can handle. Well I don't believe it any more! My stomach is in knots, my head hurts and my heart aches. Not sure this ol'e gal can take on any more stress.
Starting salary sucks, but the love is immeasurable! Need a sitter to start immediately. 1 old geezer and 2 adorable dachshund's need daily watching over. Guaranteed to fall in love with all 3. Current helper no longer around much. Job location - NY. Apply within.
Unfortunately at this time, I don't have any good news to report. Rolf had surgery early this morning and it was NOT a success! They didn't do anything wrong, but the surgery didn't do what they had hoped for.
Rolf was born with a defect in his urethra tube which was repaired when he was 17 years old. (He's now 64. Yes, I married an older man!) We've known for the past 21+ years that his right kidney was not functioning and has never caused him a problem before.
Last night while he was at a concert (yes, without me) he started to have horrible pain in his right side and even more pain when he tried to pee. He was smart ~ He went and stood over by the ambulance because he thought he was going to pass out. After about 1/2 hour the pain subsided and he came home. He started peeing every 5 minutes and it hurt! Then every 4 minutes, then every 3, etc. I tried to take him to the hospital then but he wanted to go to bed and see if he could ride it out.
At 11pm last night he screamed from the bedroom "that it was time." I knew what he meant. No, he was NOT having a baby! I immediately called brother Bob who came over immediately to stay with Grandpa Bob and the puppers.
Upon our arrival they did a whole bunch of blood and urine tests, a C-Scan and chest x-ray. By this time Rolf was peeing every minute and it was pure blood. The C-Scan showed that his "kidney" was grossly enlarged and he was septic from an infection. They just couldn't believe that he didn't have a kidney there! Saw the surgeon around 1:30am who said that they were assembling a team for surgery and that it wouldn't be done until early this morning. I got back home around 3am and was lucky if I got an hours worth of sleep.
This morning when I arrived at the hospital around 8am, they were prepping Rolf for surgery. They were going to put a tube in his "kidney" through his back to try and drain the infection. I was able to help wheel him in to the operating room and stayed with him until they knocked him out.
The nurse came out after the surgery and said that they were SHOCKED that nothing was draining from the tube! They are making him sit up in case gravity will help pull the infection down the tube. When I left tonight, the bag was still empty. What does this mean? It means that the infection is most likely lower down in the body. It was a gamble to put the tube in and we knew that. But you don't mess around with a Septic body!! (That is what killed my Mother.) So we agreed to try any and everything.
Tomorrow the Urology Surgeon will stop in. No more surgery will be done until the infection clears. There is too great a risk for it to spread more.
They will next week sometime test this "kidney" to see if it has any function at all. If in fact it is truly dead, they anticipate they will remove it. We don't know at this point either where the blockage is that is causing the blood in the urine. That still has to be figured out.
Right now Rolf has 3 IV's going into him, a ton of antibiotics and a high dose of pain killers. He is still peeing pure blood and it is painful. His right side is very painful because of all the infection. My sweet hubby is extremely ill and it kills me.
I have passed on all your prayers and sweet messages to him. It's nice to see him smile. When I read him your comments, I always tell him a little bit about you too. He said he feels the love.
Tonight I will get down on my knees once again and pray that he remains strong enough to pull through this. My heart just can't handle any more.
Doesn't this just break your heart! Lily has been sitting by the door all night waiting for Daddy to walk in. No matter what I try, she won't budge.