Monday, October 06, 2008

"Positive Reinforcements"

I have some sad news.  My good friend Philip is in the hospital.  

He's been having abdominal pain since Saturday, which got worse last night, so he RODE HIS BIKE (wtf?) to the emergency room.  A few of us got a text around 5 this morning, so I went to the hospital and stayed with him until a few minutes ago.

His hospital room is full of friends and he's feeling somewhat better - - probably because of the morphine they've been shooting into his veins.  The doctors think it's his gallbladder, but they're not sure.  He's waiting to take one test to determine whether or not his gallbladder has to be removed.

But Philip being Philip, the hilarity ensues throughout the pain. Another friend of his brought devil horns for him to wear on his head, which he has on now.  And he had them on when the hospital priest came in to see if he needed anything.  

He also had the horns on when Bertha, the cleaning woman, came in.  She took one look at the horns and told us she would come back later.  When I told her that we would page her if we needed her she said...

"Don't page me, I'm a child of God!"

Only with Philip. 

Say a prayer and/or keep Philip in your thoughts for a speedy recovery.

16 comments:

Aaron said...

All good thoughts and positive energy for Phillip!! I hope he feels better really soon...

(If it is gall bladder, thank God the surgery is simpler now! And not a big incision at all...)

kbronson said...

"Don't page me, I'm a child of God".....perfect!

Hugs, good thoughts and prayers are going out to Philip! Hope he recovers soon. Give him a kiss for me!

Anatomicsd said...

He looks too damn skinny to have gallbladder troubles.

Mike said...

Jesus Christ...tell Philip I'm thinking of him and give him my very best.

Polt said...

Tell Philip big ol' Polt HUGS are coming his way! As well as my thoughts and my prayers. Let him know we're all pulling for him.

HUGS....

Aaron Hunt said...

Please keep us posted! And tell the surgeon not to scar that torso!

Stan said...

I thought only us old folks had gallbladder troubles? He has my thoughts and my prayers.

Lance Noe said...

inform Philip when he gets out I will blow him.

THAT will ensure a speedy recovery!

RAD said...

hope he get betetr soon and love that horns!!! LOL

jer said...

damn that turn of the century! it's trying to kill phillip!!!

Doug said...

The unmitigated gall...

Hugs to Philip and to you, Stephen, for being such a great friend.

Keep us posted!

Alanda said...

Oh No!!! I'm sending positive energy to Philip...hope he feels better pronto!

Alanda said...

Oh No!!! I'm sending positive energy to Philip...hope he feels better pronto!

Michael said...

Sending good thought his way!!!

And I am SOOO not a child of God...

;)

Mark in DE said...

Get well soon, Phillip!

Mark :-)

David said...

I am sure he fashioned his own fabulous dressing gown so.