Friday, August 10, 2007

Family luck

Speaking of heat and the luck of the family - Mel (formerly known as Bitchsister) had a little bit of scare with her husband yesterday. He had been out working in the heat all day long and had only been drinkng water. To make a long story short, he ended up being taken to the hospital by squad for heat exhaustion. He was driving home from the job and had to pull into a gas station and call out for some help to get the rescue squad. Bet he stocks up on Gatorade or something loaded with electrolytes the next time he's out in this crud all day long - he had to go back to the doc today for more blood tests because his kidney function wasn't back to normal yet when they let him go home last night. The problem with heat stroke, heat exhaustion, whatever you want to call it, is you'll always be more susceptible once you've had it. That's not good for a guy who's outside a lot!

And that's the scoop from this week.

1 comment:

Meg said...

You'd call that BAD luck? It's all in how you look at it. He had the sense to pull over. He got to the hospital and got treatment. He's going to be ok. It could have been MUCH worse!

See? Things are going swimmingly for him!