I am slowly on the mend, My Minions.
Although my cough is lingering and I still have some nasal drainage, it is much better than earlier in the week.
In other news my father is back in the hospital (a local one this time, thank goodness!) with yet another infection as a result of his catheter.
Only this time the doctors have finally found the source of these reoccurring infections.
It seems that a hole has formed between the wall of his bladder and the wall of his colon. This was allowing urine to enter his colon (which explains the constant diarrhea that he has been experiencing) and fecal matter to enter his bladder (which explains the constant infections).
His only option at this point is to have a surgical procedure that will shut off that portion of his colon and require him to wear a colostomy bag.
Our main concern now is whether my father is strong enough to survive the procedure. He is almost 81 years old and these last few weeks have really knocked the wind out of his sails.
But he can’t go on the way that he has been living.
His surgery will either be tomorrow or this coming Monday.
I probably won’t be back online until after it’s over, one way or the other.
Keep us in your thoughts for the next few days, okay?