The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Troy's New Best Friend

Not the Father's Day we were planning on, that's for sure. 

So picture this.  It's Saturday morning, early.  You've just called your neighbor and had him drive your husband, who's been in agony for more than 15 hours, to the hospital, .  The phone rings, you rush to get it, and hear your husband's voice, calm for the first time in a day, say to you, "I have a new best friend.  Morphine....  Oh yeah, and I'm getting my appendix removed today."

Thank you, modern medicine for bringing relief to my husband, because those were some seriously crummy hours he spent.  Of course, he's got a pretty awesome wound on his belly now, held together by staples, which the kids like to get a glimpse of at least twice a day.  And of course, most of our summer plans have been put on hold at least briefly.  I mean, if the man can't shower for a couple of days he certainly won't be taking the kids swimming for a while, and he's not allowed to pick up his baby again until mid August.  Sorry, hand-built bathroom vanity, you're back on the waiting list.  (You're so close, and you're so beautiful, you're worth the wait!) And I guess I'll be in charge of the tomatoes for a least of couple of weeks - I hope I can do them the justice that Troy did last year. 

So, yeah.  Troy's home, recovering bravely, and we're all grateful that his little appendix there stayed in one piece until we could get it out of him. By the way, he's the second of four people in our ward bishopric to have this happen in the past couple of months, so maybe the other two guys should be on the lookout.  Is a preemptive appendectomy out of line?



7 comments:

Windybrook Spinner said...

Poor Troy! I hope he heals quickly. What is it about bishopbrics? You sure look darling in that photo. Great hair.

Misty said...

Go Troy! At least you squeezed Lotoja in there before you had an appendix attack, right? :)

Bella said...

oh yes, morphine. i do believe it is the bff of many! speedy recovery troy!!!

Keersten said...

Wow Troy! Get better super quick! I am so sad that I didn't see you until you were walking out of Stringham's backyard on Monday. I am hoping to make it on Thursday to catch up. :D You are wonder woman to host with a sick husband.

ghd3 said...

So sorry to hear this! Glad he is all right, and back home. We'll keep you in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery!

amy said...

oh my, what excitement! I'm so glad he is alright and I hope he continues to heal.
I must add my two bits about morphine - - I LOVE, L-O-V-E it. John says it is scary how much I love it, I think it is a good thing it is administered via IV because that makes it way too hard to get ahold of and I could never do that to myself!
Happy morphine dreams to Troy.......

steph said...

Why the open surgery? Do they not do laparoscopic surgery there? I'm glad to hear it had not ruptured yet. Troy and Dave can compare battle stories next time they are together...