So here we are...room 338 in the Pediatric floor of University Community Hospital on Fletcher. If any of you reading who are personal friends with him want to call, feel free to call my cell or the hospital phone -- 813) 971-6000 and ask for room 338. (I'll give him your message even if he can't talk. )
They couldn't get his IV in for a long time because he was very dehydrated but they finally got it in and he is doing a little better now with some fluids. He is laying here listening to his IPOD and talking to Pastor Aaron who brought him his "last meal" before the cut off time before his surgery. He only age a few bites because the pain is so bad.
This all started a few weeks ago he had a tonsil that was abcessed. They had to do a procedure to drain it (while he was awake)...VERY painful in fact he passed out and threw up several times in the midst of it. They said there was only a 3-4% chance of this ever coming back and that even so we might want to consider having his tonsils out. (Which is much harder at 17 than when you are a little child.) We have been thinking about it but now it appears there is no option. Last night he started hurting again. This morning he couldn't even hardly swallow so I called the ENT, who saw him today and immediately admitted him to the hospital.
Thank you for keeping him in your prayers, those of you who are close to him, and those who don't even know him but read my blog.
So...pray for my (now big 17 year old) Dustin Bustin Chocki Woki (nickame). One good thing - because he's a few months shy of 18 he still got to stay in the pediatric ward. He's getting a lot more attention, has his own room - and a jungle/leopard room at that! Complete with his own X-box!