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The Nat Pack: The super fashionable, super mod, super hip family consisting of Nat, Pete, Jakob, Brock, Troy, and Ivy. Like The Rat Pack, only younger, cuter, and not as rich or famous.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Rolling Stones

Well, I was wrong when I said "this stone too shall pass". Lucky, lucky Pete is presently in the hospital, and has a very personal date with our urologist tomorrow morning. This morning he woke up in pain at our magic hour of 4:30 (when these warm fuzzy feelings of a stone tearing up your insides decides to always happen) and had to go back to the hospital. Pete saw the doc this afternoon, and he told Pete he'd take the more drastic route of lasering the stone out for him.

Pete told me yesterday that I "stole his kidney stone thunder" by blogging about him. So when he comes home, and detoxes, I'm sure you can get the full story on
his blog. But in the meantime, you at least get an update here on how he's doing. And if he gets mad that I blogged about him again, I can always punch him in the kidney and take away his drugs.

For those of you who have not had stones, take a gander at this picture (yep, that's a kidney stone), realize why these bad boys hurt so much, and thank your lucky stars you haven't had the pleasure of feeling one of these coming down your ureter. If you have had stones, your kidney is probably throbbing with the remembrance of the pain right now. Massage that beautiful organ and tell it it was just a nightmare, and go drink some water!


Heidi said...

I've never had a kidney stone, but I hear its more painful than childbirth..? Ouch! Sorry Pete. And happy 30th!
Nat, I'm 39 wks along. I get a little bitter about being pregnant towards the end because even though I can tell everyone i only have 1 week to go, I know its like two or more. She was done cooking at 38 wks.. she has no right to sit in there any longer!!! She's getting spankings when she gets out ; )

Karlenn said...

Poor Pete. Dude, kidney stones are very beautiful! :) Did you like my extremely belated Valentine? :)

Amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that the ordeal is not over yet. Good luck with the rest- maybe donating that kidney isn't such a bad idea....

Arin said...

Are you two ever going to not owe the hospital for kidney stones? I hope Pete gets to feeling better soon.

Beej said...

I totally feel your pain, Pete. I have been there, too. I am really sorry for you. I hope that you get better soon!