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This is phoenixalpha sitting in for wombat_socho, as he was crazed enough on his hospital bed to give me his account details in order to keep folks updated.

Dad's in the hospital due to an ongoing leg infection that finally caught up with him and caused his doctors to admit him in order to administer IVs of antibiotics. Hopefully that should clear out the recurring infection and allow the leg wounds to heal. In the meanwhile, the doctors are unsure how long he'll be in for, but are saying at least three days at this point.

He's currently at INOVA Fairfax in room 858, and is down to his last book. Visitors and callers are probably very welcome. Visiting hours are 11 AM - 8 PM.

I'll be keeping an eye on this account and my e-mail at thequietone -at- gmail dot com. If you need to get in touch with Dad and don't have his phone number, this or e-mail to me is your best bet, as he may not have e-mail access for a while.

Comments here are screened by default, will unscreen as they come in by default unless told otherwise.

UPDATE: I CAN HAS INTERNET NAO. Thanks to Carlos for bringing Cowzilla to the hospital between halves of his double-shift Friday. You da man, bro. Visitors still very much appreciated.


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Dec. 12th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
Tell the Wombat his TC friends wish him well. We hope he gets this problem fixed and he's back on his (healthy) legs soon...

Thanks for keeping us informed P.
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Dec. 12th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I hope he'll be back on his feet soon.
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
They're talking about Monday, depending on how the outbreak responds to the Vancomycin IVs.
Dec. 12th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)

It's a bit far to visit. I wonder if FTD does historical fiction bouquets.
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
One wonders what the Flashman Bouquet would look like. :D
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Dec. 12th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
It's not getting worse, at least, which is a Good Thing.
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
i told the doc on the way out that you were bashful and you haven't had your prostate checked in 12 years.
they said they would look in to it.
happy be-lated birthday. enjoy
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
You no longer da man. :(

On the other hand, with the right doctor/nurse, it can be the part of the exam that neither of you is supposed to enjoy...;)

Edited at 2008-12-13 02:45 am (UTC)
Dec. 13th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
well soon and all that
I told RS to tell you to break a leg, but maybe he
translated that into something better....

Get well droog - nothing to screw with, the wee
beasties trying to eat you alive and such ;-(

take the time to get all Fresh! and Clean! and
no leg eating beasties.


Dec. 13th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: well soon and all that
Oddly enough, he agrees with my daughter that amputation and a stylin' peg are not the answer. :(

I will definitely take the time to get clean & renewed; the staff here gives me no choice in the matter. Heinlein was right, hospitals are a lot like jail.
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