Pat, got to tell you this Teddy story about tubes. When T got so sick we were visiting kids in Milwaukee. Because of an aborted Whipple (after a 4 hour surgery) a double e coli infection then the real deal Whipple we were in Milwaukee for 2 1/2 months at my son's house. Comes time to be released and to fly back to Phoenix. We were on Midwest Exp then. 40 miles outside of PHX. T turns to me and says, I am all wet. I felt the area where his 2 drains were and he was soaked. The tube had blown out of his stomach. I went up to the flight attendant and said, this is NOT an emergency and explained what was wrong. She announces we have an emergency is there a Doctor on Board. OMG 2 Nurses come to us (we were way in the back) and there was a young Doc across from me. So they stripped him and wrapped him in blankets and the Doc proceeded to pull out the rest of the tubing. Ai, Ai, Ai! I told the flight attend. to call my daughter who was coming to get us and then to call an ambulance as with an ambulance you get in the back immediately. The idiots brought him in the front! Where everyone sits for 3 hours. So Robin, my daughter comes running up To T crying, I am so glad you are home. T being T sits 1/2 way up on the gurney and says...Yeah, well did you ever see the movie "Airplane"? After waiting another hour I decided to call the surgeon in Milwaukee, told him what happened and that I have bags and can slap one over the drainage coming out. He said Get Salvatore the hell home and throw the bag on him! Done and the next day it was decided to just slap the bags on as the drainage was working in to the bag. Whew, sorry for the length here, but its one of my favorites! btw I DON'T THINK WE COULD HAVE FLOWN Midwest AGAIN.
Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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