Rhymes With Fuchsia

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Brush With Disaster

Grant is out of surgery, which was successful; he's feeling much better, despite a sore throat from all the fishing around in there, and he'll be home tomorrow. The culprit seems to have been a metal bristle from our grill brush.

Thank you, everyone, for all the good wishes. They mean more than you know.


  • Great news! And who would have thought!? Another thing to obsess over......

    Be kind to Grant for a few days. But then again, you were the one stuck home, working out care for the kids, getting back and forth to the hospital. Be kind to yourself as well!

    By Anonymous Teresa C, at 1:30 AM  

  • Oh, my gosh! How scary! I'm so glad surgery was successful and Grant is recovering well.

    By Anonymous Chris, at 6:30 AM  

  • Hooray for persistent doctors! I hope Grant is feeling like himself really soon. That's what you get for being all chi chi and grilling your vegetables. heh.

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 7:56 AM  

  • Whew! Cullan just told me you called last night. "Any time," I told him, "someone calls with news about surgery, it's worth relaying the message."

    So glad Grant is doing better and will be home today. Play your Ronstadt while you can!

    By Blogger Ruth, at 8:42 AM  

  • Oh, ow! The poor guy. So small and yet so painful. Hope he feels better soon.

    By Blogger ccr in MA, at 9:51 AM  

  • How scary. Glad to hear that he's on the mend.

    By Blogger Kathy, at 10:03 AM  

  • Oof! That happened to my husband once, eating grilled fish in a restaurant (he'd purposely chosen the "healthy option"). He was lucky though. He got away with only a punctured gum, and a free meal.

    So glad you can all take a deep breath and enjoy the weekend. And you would be fully justified in hiding the Bartok CD's for a week!

    By Blogger Joan, at 10:49 AM  

  • Yikes! That was scary. Glad it all worked out.

    By Anonymous Lynne, at 11:09 AM  

  • That's what it was! Who knew?

    Thank goodness he's doing better.

    By Blogger Cookie, at 1:16 PM  

  • Thank goodness! What a freak occurrence. He should buy a lottery ticket now!

    By Blogger Carol, at 3:01 PM  

  • I'm glad he's okay! Sorry I missed the first post and didn't send good wishes...

    It's time for a grill stone. If he happened to get some of the pumice from the grill stone in his dinner he'll just learn to digest like a parakeet. ;)

    By Blogger Jena the yarn harpy, at 3:21 PM  

  • I think you guys get the strangest hospital story of the year award. I'm so glad to hear they did eventually find the durned thing and get it out. Get well soon Grant!

    By Blogger Julie, at 5:35 PM  

  • Glad everything's ok. What a bizarre story!

    By Anonymous Kathleen, at 6:23 PM  

  • Whew! How scary! Glad they got it out.

    Now to go worry over our own metal grill brush. ouch!

    By Blogger Alwen, at 10:49 AM  

  • Thank god, and holy shit. I'm amazed that wasn't radiopaque. Please send Grant my best wishes for a quick recovery.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 6:04 AM  

  • wow. I am so glad it turned out ok, but what an adventure for your whole family.

    By Blogger pigbook1, at 1:44 PM  

  • Good heavens - poor guy, and poor you! There is simply no end to the list of things to worry about, is there? Glad it all worked out, and hope Grant is feeling better soon.

    (runs off to dipose of horrible ancient metal grill brush...)

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 10:45 AM  

  • This is obviously what happens when one tries to clean a grill. You have to quit that. SO happy to hear that Grant is home. Let the guy play a little Bartok, hmn?

    By Anonymous erica, at 6:55 PM  

  • Good grief. That is the weirdest thing I've heard of, but I'm glad he's better. I'll bet he never wants to eat endive again.

    By Blogger Lorette, at 8:12 PM  

  • Yikes! Glad he's OK! I promise if he ever comes here I won't grill him some endive. Scary indeed. Are you making him slushy frozen drinks, hopefully with a little anesthetic in them?

    By Blogger Lisa/knitnzu, at 9:11 PM  

  • OW! Gosh, I hope he's feeling a whole lot better now.

    By Anonymous Rhea, at 12:16 PM  

  • I'm glad they found it, and I hope he makes a speedy recovery. I'm sorry you had such a fright!

    By Blogger Nicole, at 11:06 PM  

  • What a gruesome story - OUCH!
    Glad they found the culprit!

    By Anonymous pat, at 11:03 AM  

  • Ouch! glad to hear he's okay.

    By Blogger Cyb√®le, at 1:49 AM  

  • What a relief to have that nasty thing out of there. Hope Grant's physical recovery, and your emotional recovery have been swift (I've been out of town for ~ a week, so I'm just catching up).


    By Blogger h.taylor, at 1:17 PM  

  • OMG. I was picturing a needle or something. Thank goodness they didn't do an MRI, though I suppose they thought of that, with the idea that SOMEthing metal might be in there.

    Thank GOODNESS he's OK, and you too. I can imagine you were "just this side of barking." Eek.

    By Blogger Norma, at 5:11 PM  

  • The things you miss when you are chained to the sewing machine...I had no idea the hazards of a grill brush. ;o) I'm glad to hear he's okay!!

    By Anonymous JessaLu, at 6:23 PM  

  • Glad that I read this BEFORE the previous post. Even though this is my first visit to your blog [ found you over on Alwen's ] it all just sounds so horrible, that I was wincing in sympathy... and one can't help but thinking that the outcome might have been very different with less persistent medicos ... erk!
    Enjoy the rest of your vacation

    By Blogger catsmum, at 5:36 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home