Spring Break & Howie Update

Thanks to DMartyr for covering for me while I was away on a family vacation. I had a great time just hanging out with my wife and kids. We got to visit some historic sites and the kids didn't kill each other, so I consider that a minor victory.

I know some of you are wondering what's going on with Howie. I'll give you the quick and not too intrusive into his privacy version.

He's still in the hospital. This is week #2 for him there. The bad news is that after his surgery things went bad and they sent him to the ICU for several days. His main complaint was that they weren't letting him drink anything, not even water. It was IV only.

He's out of the ICU so things are looking better for him in the short term. He's on a liquid diet, which really sucks, but at least he's not perpetually thirsty.

I'll let him tell you why he had to go in for surgery if and when he's ready to talk about it. The reason I'm writing about this at all is because I know a lot of you care for Howie and I'd like you to keep him in your prayers.

Posted by: Rusty at 12:30 PM


1 Damn, hope you can get out soon Howie.

Posted by: Adam at March 31, 2014 12:50 PM

2 Get well soon, Howie! We miss you!

Posted by: DMartyr at March 31, 2014 01:07 PM

3 Glad that Howie is able to get the hospital care he needs now. Not sure if any of us will have that option in 5 to 10 years...

/get better soon!

Posted by: Vyx at March 31, 2014 01:12 PM

4 Get better Howie!
May all your nurses be cute, stacked and wearing tight, low cut outfits.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 31, 2014 02:18 PM

5 Get well, Howie. If you're gonna go to the hospital, the best time is probably while Healthcare.gov shuts down for maintenance. Good to see you got that handled.

Posted by: RandyB at March 31, 2014 02:38 PM

Thanks for the update. Prayer sent.

Posted by: gDavid at March 31, 2014 03:27 PM

7 Don't forget The Great Physician. HE has the final say.

Posted by: Erowmero at March 31, 2014 03:56 PM

8 Good to hear you are on the mend, Howie. Do what you're supposed to do and take it easy.

Posted by: Bubbe at March 31, 2014 06:53 PM

9 I don't need to know why Howie's in the hospital. I just need to know he's on the mend. Those Moob enhancements can be a real pain.

Posted by: Elmira Viking at April 01, 2014 08:22 AM

10 Glad to hear you enjoyed a safe vacay.
As for hospitalizations, there must have been somenegative-joojoo-karma that week, cause my mom encountered similar circumstances with two back to back surgeries for infected artificial hip and, like Howie, was subsequently in ICU during second week and is now improving. Praying for a swift and full recovery !

Posted by: wtd at April 01, 2014 10:15 AM

11 "I had a great time just hanging out with my wife and kids."

Hah. No you didn't. Those weren't your wife and kids. They were an incredible facsimile produced by my 3D printer. and if you want your wife and kids back, send me seven dollars.

It's all part of my diabolical plan to make seven dollars.

Posted by: Kevin at April 02, 2014 08:18 AM

12 A liquid diet is not a bad thing if it includes

Posted by: Leonard Jones at April 02, 2014 06:00 PM

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