Monday, May 30, 2011

Week off, but not really.

I'm at the hospital. Not for me, but I'm waiting for my wife to be discharged from gallbladder surgery. It's just a day surgery, and I was supposed to wait at home for them to call and let me know that she was ready, but I got impatient. Well, that's not entirely true; I got a call, and when I tried to pull the phone off of my belt, it slipped and the battery pack fell off. In a panic, I ran upstairs to the other extension, but missed the call. I got the number that called, but it wouldn't connect to anyone (what I reached sounded like dialing. Odd...) So I called the hospital, and the person I spoke to didn't think that the phone number was theirs. That wasn't a certain enough answer for me, so I packed up a few things (my netbook, Ipod, and three books) and came down.
She's not ready. Fortunately, Chickerdoodles is with Gramma, so I don't have to co-ordinate her and a thoroughly anesthetized wife.
That's how far I got before the volunteer told me that she was ready. By “ready”, they meant awake but waiting for the doctor to officially discharge her. While the nurses and volunteers at our local hospital were as delightful and efficient as always, the doctors are stretched too thin, so waiting for them to come and sign-off can be like waiting for a long weekend on Thursday. They're doing their best, but there seriously needs to be something done about the availability of doctors in Ontario. But I digress.
Andrea is recovering well. I thought that she'd be a mess, but she bounced back like the trooper she is. Of course, with four small incisions in her abdomen, there will be no lifting, including said Chickerdoodles. Fortunately, I was able to book the week off, so I can do the lifting, and the nursing. Also fortunately, she is twenty months old, so I only have to nurse my wife. Try and shake that visual – you're welcome. Hopefully I can get some other things done with my week off, but honestly, my standards are set pretty low.


  1. Glad to hear she's recovering well! Hopefully she will be out soon!

  2. Glad she's doing all right. I'm sure she's glad the roles aren't reversed, either.

  3. *giggles* Now THAT is a progressive dad--one that will share the nursing *snort* yes, very nice image. I'm glad you could get the time off--I hope her recovery is fast!

  4. thank god for Chickerdoodles advanced age - I was having bad visions of you nursing after seeing that nursing dad video - very disturbing :-O) I bet you will excel at your regular nursing duties. Wishing your wife a speedy recovery.

  5. Hmmm-- Something seems to be wrong with your most recent post. I couldn't leave a comment. But since I can leave one on this post I'll agree with what you said about CassaStar. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    Tossing It Out

  6. Just read the post after this but could not get leave a comment, I have had blogger glitches also.
    Hope your wife is well and also your daughter, Pleased about all you wrote about in your recent post, I too agree about Alex's book, though I'm not a scifi fan I did enjoy it.
    Just returned from Canada and the US , The reason for not answering post in the past.

    Take care.

  7. Will thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it! The next book (because there will hopefully be one!) delves more into the political stuff. And sorry, your post won't let me comment. I can't click on the title of the review post, even through Google Reader. Sorry!

  8. Hey Will, was going to email you, but couldn't find it in your profile. Everyone wants to know why they can't comment on the review.

  9. Will, glad your wife is all right now!
    And for some reason, no one can comment on your last two posts. I hope you read this soon and can fix the problem.