Overheard in ICU today
Michael: I want to get these fucking tubes outta me.
Vicki: You've got to leave the fucking tubes in.
Mom: I don't like it when you two use the F-word.
This was after he'd already removed the Foley catheter once (ow) and had to have it replaced, was caught with a leg over the siderail of the bed, trying to "escape", and told his best friend to go get the car. "Let's you and me go for a ride, Paulie."
I think the wild ride portion of this recovery program is underway.
ow ow ow ow jaysus he took out the Foley?!?! *cringe* I seriously cannot imagine...
Posted by: JessaLu | 18 March 2006 at 11:00 PM
I bet your mother was never so happy to hear Michael say "Fuck".
Posted by: Kat | 18 March 2006 at 11:18 PM
Sounds like someone won't be in ICU very long!! Very good. But can you keep in the hospital as long as he needs to be?? You may be right...the real work is beginning but it sure beats what came before.
Posted by: emmy | 19 March 2006 at 12:06 AM
heh. Recovery. Isn't it the best. Really.
Posted by: Teresa C | 19 March 2006 at 12:46 AM
Sounds like he's feeling fucking better. That's fucking great.
Posted by: Carole | 19 March 2006 at 06:29 AM
Awesome! Best use of the word fuck this year. I agree with Kat. I bet your mom yelled at you guys with a huge ass smile on her face. GO MICHAEL!
Posted by: Cara | 19 March 2006 at 07:24 AM
Three cheers for Michael!!!! He deserves to say whatever he wants to say. But, he should behave himself so he can get well and get out of that hospital!!!! :)
Posted by: Elizabeth | 19 March 2006 at 07:29 AM
He deserves to use as many swear words as he wants!! Go Michael.
Posted by: margene | 19 March 2006 at 07:38 AM
oh wow it's such great news. Are you able to let a little sigh of relief sneak out yet? Hope so. I've been behind on my blogging, but you have been in my thoughts!
Posted by: Mary Beth | 19 March 2006 at 07:50 AM
Cranky is a VERY good sign! :)
Posted by: sandy | 19 March 2006 at 07:57 AM
Well that's just fucking GREAT news! ;)
Posted by: Scout | 19 March 2006 at 08:17 AM
I'm so glad he is starting to feel better. I will keep him in my prayers. Sorry I'm so late reading this and commenting.
Posted by: Stacie | 19 March 2006 at 08:20 AM
let the games begin!
Posted by: ann | 19 March 2006 at 08:29 AM
Vicki, I am so glad that Michael is getting better. Your family seems to have such a warm, close relationship. He sounds like a great guy who will fight for a full recovery. It just will take lots of time and patience, but he has the support to get him through. Chelle
Posted by: Chelle | 19 March 2006 at 08:41 AM
Fucking great news!
Posted by: Deb | 19 March 2006 at 08:56 AM
Clearly the F-word if making a huge come back here on your blog! :-) I think any word from his mouth used in the correct context (which it certainly was) is extremely acceptable. :-)
Posted by: Holly | 19 March 2006 at 09:07 AM
Yea for Michael! Reading about the wild rides of recovery looks like a good time.
Posted by: Cathy | 19 March 2006 at 10:11 AM
Feeling good enough to cuss is an excellent sign. I am so happy the surgery went well. It is a miracle he is recovering so fast. And I am not the miracle type!
Posted by: jillian | 19 March 2006 at 10:29 AM
Oh, that's FUCKING AWESOME. Hope your mom doesn't read the blog....she's going to wonder what kind of friends you have out here. Hee.
Posted by: Norma | 19 March 2006 at 10:48 AM
Hah! Now there is a man who is DETERMINED to heal and get outta there. Like Norma said, FUCKING AWESOME!!!
Posted by: Eva | 19 March 2006 at 11:31 AM
So he pulled out the foley..no wonder he said fuck! These are actually pretty good signs! Planning escape? That is a REALLY good sign! ;)
Posted by: Carla | 19 March 2006 at 12:48 PM
Even my very proper mom became rather, um, expressive when they kept her longer in the hospital than she wanted to stay. I think the pain meds loosened her tongue a bit, too. Here's to a rapid recovery for Michael!
Posted by: Sylvia | 19 March 2006 at 12:58 PM
Posted by: Kathy | 19 March 2006 at 02:44 PM
What a blessing to hear! Wanting to escape means motivation is present... hang in there for the ride.
Posted by: Birdsong | 19 March 2006 at 04:53 PM
LOL at Mom. Way to keep things real.
So glad for you. xox Kay
Posted by: Kay | 19 March 2006 at 10:54 PM
Oh my - I haven't visited for WAAAAAY too long! What an horrendous thing to happen. I'm so glad to hear Michael is doing so much better!
I have to send you something for being off the smokes for a year....
Posted by: lynne s of oz | 20 March 2006 at 03:26 AM