Guys, WWII is back in the hospital. Here is what I know at present:
You'll recall that last Friday WWII was scheduled for hernia surgery.
He had the surgery and was said to be at home recovering (I believe the same night, which surprised me since I thought he was supposed to be kept in the hospital for a few days).
Well, a few days later he was re-admitted to the hospital with a small infection. Moreover, he was said to be very confused to the point where he really couldn't be left alone at home.
Let's all try to pray, or (if you prefer) at least send some good thoughts and wishes his way.
All of this bothers me. I don't know exactly what happened, and I realize I may be shooting a bit from the hip here since I don't have complete information. But I was actually quite surprised when the hospital sent him home so quickly; the guy is 88 years old and turns 89 next Friday. For Cripes sakes, they should have kept him in there to watch and take care of him. The whole thing actually makes me kind of mad.
I'm sure some of you already know that an older patient undergoing an operation sometimes emerges from the surgery in a very confused state of mind that can last for days. For some reason, Anesthesia can hit older people on particularly hard, even making them loopy and unsure of things for a while. (In fact, this just happened to the father of a friend of mine.)
WWII has also had his share of other recent medical issues. The hospital should have known all of that and kept him in there to watch him.
Let's all keep a good thought for our friend.