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Monday, March 24, 2008

Pete's "Dragon"

My poor stoned husband.

Stoned as in full of morphine and vicodin, and "stoned" as in....kidney stones.

I woke up this morning at 4:30, and Pete was pacing in our room, and I thought, "Great. Here comes the $1000 morphine trip to the hospital." And no, that's not a typo-they have to do a CT scan and each cute little picture of your insides costs about $500 each. It's lovely.

You may ask how I know so much about this. Besides my own experience to fall back on, this makes Pete's 5th kidney stone. One he passed while lying on the bathroom floor; the others we've had to go to the hospital.

So here's hoping he passes the stone soon. Here's hoping we can see it so the doctor can analyze it and get Pete some meds to help him not form stones any more. (By the way, he has about 6 or 7 more sitting in his kidneys right now.) Here's hoping Pete can slay his dragon. But not Elliott from the movie, because even though the little boy is dang ugly and has 70s hair, I always did like the dragon.


Kristine said...

Poor Pete!!! I'm so sorry Natalie!

Amy said...

Not again! That is terrible. Good luck with this one- and hopefully there is a way to make it all better. Can't they just take out his kidney? (Just kidding.)I hope you have a better week!

Karlenn said...

Tell Pete I hope he passes it soon, and I hope his medicine is effective in masking the pain. Poor thing. I feel soooo lucky. And Pete's Dragon is one of my favorite movies. Ben says it's a worse movie than Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, but I think he's crazy. Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang is the worst movie of all time.

Ben said...

I feel for you Pete. I had one a few years back, and it was the worst, most uncomfortable thing I have ever gone through. I can't imagine having seven!

Arin said...

AGAIN!?! That sucks! Hopefully he gets better soon. We watched Pete's Dragon about once a week as a kid, my brother loved Elliot. Karlenn, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang is an awesome movie!

April said...

Have him drink more water! This is what my Doc told me. That not drinking enough adds to them. Just a thought.

I had a kidney stone earlier this year. not fun. Though I have to admit that if I had known what it was I probably wouldn't have gone to the ER. But I was afraid it was appendicitis and that I might DIE!!!

Poor guy. Hope it passes soon.

Jeff said...

Gee that sucks. B maybe you should donate that one stones and all to the kidney foundation or someone who won't mind the pain of a new kidney.
Hang in there sport!

Beej said...

I know all about kidney stones. I feel your pain, Pete. I don't have them as often, but mine are ginormous and tear my ureters apart. I'm sorry.

I love that you compared this to the movie. That's super cute and creative. I wish that I was creative.

I also remember that this was one of your favorite movies. You watched it a million times when we were little. You also like Annie. I think that it's because they both have main characters with red hair. It's like a bonding thing for you or something.