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  1. I am so sorry to hear that.
  2. Shit, really sorry to hear that, man. Glad you avoided getting that abscess drained, at least.
  3. You all should just get a bout of complicated diverticulitis. With two rounds of hospital visits, some days of liquid diets, and some other complications, i’ve lost over 30 pounds since March. Or you could do it healthily in a not horrifying way.
  4. But what about for the rest of your health needs?
  5. Thanks for asking. After getting out of the hospital the second time, things have been good so far. I was clearly not feeling well still after getting out the first time in retrospect. Hopefully, I am able to keep from flaring up again so I can get a nice, planned surgery in June. we are also adjusting to not having my father in law here. We have hired some part time help to get us over the jump to get used to not having a third set of hands at the house 24 hours per day. With me feeling better now, we are going to start cutting back on how much the babysitter is here. We’ve been taking notes on how she does things, though, because she has a lot more experience with a baby this age than we do.
  6. I never took you both as such dinosaur haters.
  7. Thanks for the thoughts, Destiny! Fortunately, I think my wife has calmed down about this some, at least for now. The concerns about the night have largely been about uncertainty about our baby sleeping well at night. We unfortunately got pulled into a routine where her dad helped us get the baby to sleep at night because he suddenly didn’t want to sleep in the crib in our room, but would fall asleep in our guest room very easily. I carefully studied how her dad did it and could get our son down, too, but I’m not sure that my wife replicated it yet. That’s what I think mainly worries her. We have some ideas to get him to sleep still, but we just have to see whether they will work. At the moment, he got through the 4 month sleep regression, so he is back to waking up usually once or twice at night, which is far better than it had been for a few weeks. Our baby is breastfed still, only using a bottle at daycare most of the time now. We have a lot of frozen milk, but we want to save that for daycare since my wife would still need to get up to pump anyway. We normally have shared nighttime duties, with her feeding him and me changing his diapers and calming him down to get him ready to feed, and taking turns trying to get him back to sleep if he is fussy. I think the last part is the other big concern at night because I know feeding takes a lot out of my wife. I suspect she is also worried about caring for me. It would be nice to get a nurse for me at first since I imagine that will be the hardest part. We don’t know how the recovery will go yet and I guess a lot of the need for dressing changes will depend on whether it can be done laparoscopically or not, which ties into it being emergency or elective, I think. My parents may be able to come out for that part, too, though, but they can’t stay for 6 weeks unfortunately. Now, though, we had everything lined up nicely for help to make the transition with her dad leaving easier, but it looks like our son picked up hand foot and mouth at daycare, so he can’t go back for at least the next two days while I am still in the hospital. Fortunately, we found a friend from work who is willing to help and come over to our house to stay and help my wife since I can’t be there. I was so relieved when I got this lined up. We just h have way too many changes to our situation happening at once right now otherwise. Hopefully, we will get through these changes alright.
  8. Yeah, I loved Kamala in the show and enjoyed the show a lot too. The character is great anyway, but the actress is just so perfect for the role and captivating. She is awesome in the trailer here, too. It looks like they are having Carol be a bit more fun here, also. The movie looks like it could be fun.
  9. So I am back in the hospital for diverticulitis. Ugh. I developed a big abscess. Hopefully they will be able to drain it and avoid emergency surgery again, but the surgery is still on the table, too. In principle, my wife and I are fine with either in terms of helping me get healthy again. However, if I have the surgery, I will have around 6 weeks where I won’t be able to pick up our son because of heavy lifting restrictions. Unfortunately, the family that has been staying with us up to now needs to go home, so they can’t help us with this anymore, unfortunately. We have our son in daycare and have some extra help for now anyway in the evenings each night and weekend mornings to help, but my wife is very nervous about night time and her ability to take care of our 5-month old on her own during the night. We have no other family nearby and my parents likely can’t get out to us for a few weeks, at least, due to their own health issues they need to take care of. Is it reasonable to reach out to friends to help at all during nighttime hours? We have room if they need to sleep at our house. I also don’t know how realistic overnight-sitters/nannies are here. I need to think up solutions. Any thoughts?
  10. So they left the skin and scooped out all the pulpit
  11. I would, but the damndest thing happened: I got the tattoo and my face looks exactly the same as it did before.
  12. It seems like I can avoid the emergency surgery, which is great, but I’m going to need to get the surgery done ASAP afterwards to avoid this happening again. This was my third flare up in under 6 months. This can’t keep happening.
  13. Thanks for asking. My wife and our baby are. Her father didn’t seem to really get it fortunately. The ill east and stresses involved seem to have caused diverticulitis to flare up again, but this time with some complications. I’m in the hospital waiting to see if it will heal up still or if I will need to have urgent surgery.
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