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Friday, October 13, 2006

My brother...... final edit / update

11h30 - 13 / 10/2006
Last night my "little" brother spent most of the night in agony. Extreme pain, and throwing up, until his wife drove him to the hospital in the wee hours of this morning.

They gave him something for the pain, and put him on a drip to get some liquids back into him.

This morning they wanted a urine sample. It was full of blood!

They think he might have kidney stones (has had one before).
So his wife calls me to say they can't do the xrays, cause they can't get authorization from the medical aid company, cause they has to evacuate their buildings yesterday cause of some foul smelling product making them sick.

So I call the medical aid. Fuck them. I don't care if they had a fucking terrorist bombing in their building. They need to make sure they have the required backups in place so their clients, like my brother can get the service HE PAYS FOR!!!!

I told them to call his wife immediately, and to do what needs to be done. And they did. And now he's had his xrays, and we wait for the doctors report.....


12h30 -

Xrays are done. Stone in kidney, and one lodged in pipe between kidney and bladder, and another smaller stone in othe rkidney (won't be removed now). He's gone in to theatre, and we will know more soon......

Saturday - 14 Oct 2006 - 13hoo

Got a call to say he's fine, and out of hospital. Great news. Had me worried there! But he's ok.
So it's back to the grindstone for him, and the rest of us on Monday.

Good health to you bro!!!



Steven Douglas said...

Glad to hear he's doing well. My dad had stones a few years ago too, and his symptoms were similar to what you described for your boet...must be agony!

Seaman R/Bay said...

Ureteroscopic Stone Removal

Ureteroscopic stone removal

Although some kidney stones in the ureters can be treated with ESWL, ureteroscopy may be needed for mid- and lower-ureter stones. No incision is made in this procedure. Instead, the surgeon passes a small fiberoptic instrument called a ureteroscope through the urethra and bladder into the ureter. The surgeon then locates the stone and either removes it with a cage-like device or shatters it with a special instrument that produces a form of shock wave. A small tube or stent may be left in the ureter for a few days to help the lining of the ureter heal. Before fiber optics made ureteroscopy possible, physicians used a similar "blind basket" extraction method. But this outdated technique should not be used because it may damage the ureters.