Just got cleared to go home. It will probably be an hour an a half before we’re out of here. They have lot’s of meds on the wing to dispense and paperwork to do. I’ll have some medicine to take and have a couple of follow-up visits, but I think we’re done.
Thanks for all of your prayers.
They gave me 2 more units of blood last night. When I came in Monday night my hemoglobin was 5.9 (extremely low). Male normal is 10-14. After Tuesday’s 3 units of blood and the EGD ulcer repair it was 8.2 so they wanted to get me up higher, thus the 2 extra units. This morning my hemo was 10.2. We’re all pleased.
Depending on what the noon reading is and what the doctors say, I may get to go home later this afternoon/evening.
Other than the cold soup and warm popsicles, I’m doing fine.
I appreciate all the prayers and well wishes. Thank you.
Mrs. Major is feeling better today. Still very tired and still has some cramping. I think she is on the mend.
The weather gave us a break. The rain abated for our 1.5 hour drive to Sanford, the 3.0 hour cruise , and the 1.5 hour return drive.
The cruise turned out to be fun. The first deck of the boat was the dining room, filled with red leather booths that tightly fit six or four people. The food was pretty good, not outstanding, but not bad. The company was good. We sat at a six-top where the other two BILs had served in the Navy…not career like I did…and had several sea stories. The ladies at our table, including Mrs. Major, were outgoing, lively, funny, and lovely.
The second deck had a bar and small lounge area, another lounge-dance area with a guy singing lots of dance songs, and an outside observation deck. If it weren’t so cold, the outside would have been the place to gather after dinner. The poor smokers had to go out on deck to smoke…no smoking inside.
We got home at around 12:30 am.
The only unfortunate thing about the whole trip is that today Mrs. Major is suffering pretty bad cramps. We’re speculating that he had food poisoning. We’ll have to find other PEOs who had the chicken breast to see if they had any ill effects. Mrs. Major said the chicken was dry, so it was probably cooked properly. Perhaps the contamination was from the sauce or from the handling. She’s still in bed.
My pork tenderloin was very good and, so far, I’m fine.
In a few hours, Mrs. Major and I are scheduled to join some of her PEO sisters in Sanford, Florida, for a riverboat cruise dinner-dance, presumably for Valentine’s Day. This is a BIL event. It’s been on the books for several months.
The problem is, it’s been raining buckets for hours and is forecast to be the same with temps around 40 degrees at launch time. Fortunately, I think the meal is served inside. At least I hope it is.