Mudcat Café message #2073145 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102329   Message #2073145
Posted By: Bat Goddess
10-Jun-07 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon In Hospital - June 9, 2007
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon In Hospital - June 9, 2007
Tom's doing (and looking) a LOT better today. It being a weekend, it's difficult to drag information out of the medical types, but it looks like it's both pneumonia and the low grade infection from the inflamed bursa on his elbow. It also looks like he'll be encarcerated until Wednesday at best. But at least he's in a regular room now, and doesn't have quite so many tubes getting entangled at his every move.

He's also got a great view of the main drag of Dover, NH -- which today they had cordoned off and a detour around a substantial chunk of it because of a bicycle race and some other vehicular-type races. But they also had the main entrance to the hospital barricaded -- the one with the traffic light. That left the emergency room entrance and leaving by that entrance sometimes has you taking your life into your own hands. (But at least you're close to a hospital...)

Speaking of accidents, just as I was signaling to turn off Rte 4 to get home, the car in front of me slammed into the rear of a pickup truck waiting to make the same left turn I was about to make. The guy in the car -- when he finally paid attention to where he was going -- hit the brakes so hard that a huge billow of "smoke" engulfed his car. He still left pieces on the road -- I don't think the truck sustained much damage.

Shades of the guy rear-ending (and totalling) MY car last September when I was waiting to make a left turn off another local highway. Ach!