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On Friday Tom woke me up a few hours early and asked me to take him to the emergency room. He had just gotten off the phone with his doctor, who amazingly answered her phone at 7 am.

Tom had been feeling bad since Wednesday. He was feeling a bit better on thursday and met my boss and I for lunch, but when he woke up on Friday morning and had a sip of Tea, he felt as if a knife was being driven into his gut.

I drove him down to the emergency room and was going to waited with him. I was going there with my ready to fight mindset. Oscar died in the emergency room. Actually they sent him to the x-ray room to die. I never thought Tom was going to die. I figured it was a kidney stone or something. But I was ready to have them hurry things along. I didn't need to worry though, we were helped right away.They showed Tom a diagram with a happy face at 1 going to a controted in pain face at 10. and asked what number are you feeling. Tom said Seven. I wonder how many people say ten just to say ten. She seemed a bit surprised that he said seven because he was squirming so much in his seat. In under 15 minutes they had Tom hooked up to an IV and had given him some pain killers.

They did blood work and gave him two liters of Sodium Chloride. Then came back and said he had a Bacterial Gastro-Enteritis and was severely dehydrated.

We got out of the emergency room arround noon. I went to the store bought the limited food that tom is allowed to eat for the the next five days and his perscriptions... one of them is Belladonna. How crazy is that.

It's interesting, every time I turn my back Tom is eating something he's not supposed to. He is still adjusting from the jetlag, so he has been waking up around 6, so when I woke up this morning, he had baked a chocolate cake and eat a bit of it. Claiming that is is the same a bread.


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Oct. 19th, 2003 01:24 am (UTC)
jeez..that sucks, but if he's gonna be makin chocolate cake against doctor's orders..i think he could at least share it with me!
Oct. 19th, 2003 02:19 am (UTC)
I did my best to make sure he didn't eat any more...
Oct. 20th, 2003 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my gods! I hope he's doing better! That is fucking scary...he's lucky to have you.
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