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    Monday, May 12, 2008

    We have removal

    It's official. The removula was completed today at 10:30 AM EDT. The patient is stable, groggy, but otherwise progressing nicely. It is planned for patient to be discharged Tuesday morning, as early as possible, as his wife hates seeing him in a hospital gown and bed. She is a very demanding woman. Ice pack for his overheating, no tea or coffee on his food tray, please, and keep the popsicles coming. She also doesn't believe the Nurse effectively took his temperature or blood pressure, and is concerned by his lower than normal oxygen saturation. However, all of these issues will be resolved through the night, with careful observation.

    And that is all, folks.

    Thank you for the many well-wishing emails and phone calls. And a special thanks to my little helper for taking my kid and not complaining about a 6AM intruder. You rock.

    9 Response(s):

    Phoebe said...

    I wish him a speedy recovery!

    Kalli Ko said...

    hahah, i don't know anyone who's had their uvula removed...

    hope your patient is a good one and heals up quick!

    Kelli said...

    What do they do with the uvula when they remove it. Is there a donor program?

    Meg said...

    Nurse Clayton to the rescue!

    Glad to hear he is doing well.

    Jill Johnson said...

    I am glad to hear he is doing ok. I wish he didn't have to stay overnight, that sucks. Give him our best! Enjoy him home the next while. Ha Ha Ha

    Laura said...

    Congrats Sean on being such a good patient. Keli did you wear a white nurse outfit in your assistance?

    Nunn said...

    I want to see that white nurse outfit Laura is talking about!!

    Hope you got him home this morning. Give him our best and call me.

    Larissa said...

    I didn't even know you could live without a uvula. Glad to know it can be removed when necessary and how cool is it to be able to say I had a removula? Hope he gets back to normal quickly.

    Keli said...

    The white nurses uniform is packed away, far far away, for special occasions only. This is not one of those occasions.

    Larissa, I don't think he was "normal" to begin with.