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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lingua Frantic

Grant is in the hospital.

Monday night, we’re eating dinner, and Grant bites into a piece of grilled endive, not normally considered one of your more hazardous foods. Next thing I know he is grimacing and spitting and trying to rid himself of something that just stuck him in some tender mouth part. He can’t do it, he can’t see anything, the urgent-care doc we eventually end up seeing an hour or so later can’t see anything. Go home, get a good night’s sleep, and if you don’t feel any better you can see an ENT guy tomorrow. Tuesday afternoon, ENT guy takes an X-ray and also does a visual inspection, can’t see anything. Last night (after we’d waited and wondered all day, natch) ENT guy calls back, says he thinks he sees some smallish foreign body on the X-ray but he’s not sure what, be at the hospital at 9 for a CAT-scan to be followed by surgery later in the day. The CAT-scan confirms that there’s something there, ENT guy assures Grant that he’ll have it out in two seconds, figures he just has to get some light on the subject, grab the end of the thing and pull. Only he has Grant there, a patient etherized upon a table, and he can't find it. Whatever it is is wedged horizontally across the back of Grant's tongue. The poor man has lost at least 5 pounds in 3 days. So ENT guy transfers Grant to a more specialized hospital for surgery tomorrow morning.

I am trying to concentrate on being able to play Linda Ronstadt at full volume (I love Linda Ronstadt. Grant hates Linda Ronstadt.) to avoid dealing with the fact that I am just this side of barking mad worried. I’d rather deal with 48 straight hours of Bartok at full volume (Grant loves Bartok. I hate Bartok.).


  • Yikes! That's scary stuff. Sending good healing thoughts Grant's way and some calming ones for yourself.

    By Blogger textilejunkie, at 3:33 AM  

  • Oh my! How weird and upsetting--but it will make a good story down the road. Sending speedy healing thoughts your way.

    By Blogger Mary, at 6:20 AM  

  • Hard to not worry, but he has youth on his side. Let me know if I can help in any medical fashion.

    By Anonymous Laurie, at 6:25 AM  

  • OMG, that's completely crazy! Sending strength and good luck vibes your way!

    By Blogger mamacate, at 6:46 AM  

  • Thinking of you and wishing Grant a speedy recovery.

    By Blogger Kathy, at 7:07 AM  

  • Yikes, that sounds so stressful for you both. I hope things go smoothly and that he's home and feeling better pronto. Keep us posted when you can.

    By Blogger Julie, at 7:17 AM  

  • Lucia,
    Let me know if there is anything I can do (I love Linda as well). I am sure he will be just fine, will think good thoughts.

    By Anonymous Debbi, at 7:25 AM  

  • Geez, Lucia, how scary and upsetting. I hope that everything goes okay today and they figure out what the hell is going on here. Please keep us updated.

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 7:50 AM  

  • Wow, that is scary. You are all in my thoughts - hang in there.

    By Blogger Pumpkinmama, at 7:52 AM  

  • Oh no :( Poor Grant. Sending healing energy.

    By Anonymous Lynne, at 8:52 AM  

  • Oh man! Of all the weird things, I hope all goes well, am sending prayers in your direction.

    By Anonymous Teresa C, at 10:01 AM  

  • What a grueling nightmare! Sending good thoughts for quick surgery and quick recovery!

    By Blogger margene, at 10:09 AM  

  • Sending good thoughts your way for everyone. Very difficult to go through a 'simple' thing that just keeps getting more complicated.

    By Blogger Iron Needles, at 10:36 AM  

  • All our best wishes that this gets sorted out quickly.

    By Blogger Carol, at 1:57 PM  

  • Delurking to say I hope Bartok will soon be torturing you again...

    By Blogger Joan, at 3:30 PM  

  • keep us updated. knit like crazy, send the stress right into the yarn?

    G'luck girl!

    By Blogger pigbook1, at 4:34 PM  

  • Oh my gosh! Poor Grant! I hope you're taking care of yourself while you worry, sweetie. Sending along the good healing vibes.


    By Blogger Cookie, at 5:36 PM  

  • That's just wretched! I know from the next post that he's okay, but still wanted to offer sympathy here.

    By Anonymous erica, at 6:54 PM  

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