Tuesday, 26 February 2008


I took Richard for a gastroscopy this morning. He has been sick for about 3 weeks and the doctor eventually decided that that was the way to go. He also lost about 14kg in that time, a sure sign that something is wrong as Richard normally eats non-stop. The scope showed a small ulcer and the rest of his stomach lining is very inflamed. The doctor took a biopsie of the ulcer and we will know tomorrow whether he has a bacteria in his stomach or not. Then it is very easily treated so he should start eating us out of the house again pretty soon!

It is amazing what the drugs can do to people. He came out of theatre with a very silly grin on his face and he was giggling! The hospital gives them this particular drug so that they won't remember what happened to them and I was a bit worried that he was maybe enjoying the feeling too much, but I think he is okay now. He can abviously not remember any of the things he did and said just after he came out of theatre and it is probably just as well!

The rest of my day will be very quiet - all I have to do is fetch Robyn from school at 14H00 and then see the chyropractor at 15H00 as my neck is very sore. Getting old is definitely not for sissies!

Later ......


Stefanie said...

We missed you at scrapbooking this morning but I am glad that he will be fine. Siunds selfish (I know) but I would LOVE to lose 14kgs in 3 weeks. He couldn't really afford it though.

KJ-Starre said...

14kg's that's a HUGE amount! Glad they found the problem tho!


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