after a horrible night in a room with a toilet that would hardly flush (and that's not a good thing when you got a fella' going in every little bit with bloody diarrhea...), and a nurse that insisted on coming in, turning on the big overhead and talking her way through every procedure (it wasn't for my benefit, 'cause I had no idea what she was talking about half the time... people are SICK and trying to REST... be as unobtrusive as possible), we've been hauled off to the ICU. Oh joy. They were acting like Joe was having serious issues. At one point in the AM... the silly nurse read Joe's blood pressure low. Freaked all out and called the Immediate Response Team. Lady came in... Joe's blood pressure was fine... ??? Yeah, he's getting blood and platelets, antibiotics... but nothing is in excess. Every time he MOVED she was running in the room like we were having a disaster. Wanted him to call when he went to the bathroom. I was right there. He was fine. He's not real weak, not wobbly. I realize they're being overly cautious to take good care of Joe, but everytime they move him around, they get him all stirred up, and the diarrhea would start all over.
Okay... had a little break. Had to shut down for a bit while they did their tests on Joe... Upper GI showed a small stomach ulcer... nothing major. GI doc came out and asked for permission to go ahead and do a colonoscopy while Joe was out, and good that he did... that's where he found the bleeding issue. Said what they'd do for that is antibiotics... and they already are, so he's covered there. So... nothing too major major... but he'll still be in the ICU for tonight at least, so they can watch him... and then maybe... hopefully... if he does well, they can hook him up with some antibiotics he can take at home and we can bust out of this place tomorrow...??? Well, see. As much as I pretty much hate being here... I love Joe more. I may tho, go ahead home tonight... come back tomorrow. They appear to be pretty strict with their visiting hours, so I'm not going to get to stay here overlong... Go home and get some rest, since right now, I'm pretty much running on an hours nap last night. He'll be in good hands while I'm gone for the night... lots of pretty nurses. LOL! I'll see when he ever actually wakes up.