Since going more than a week without some sort of health disaster seems to be out of the question for our family, Hubby decided to step up to the plate and take one for the team.
He awoke Sunday feeling fine. By 2 PM he'd lost about four pints of blood in bouts of intermittent rectal bleeding. Not exaggerating in the least. He started with a hemoglobin of 14 and dropped to 10. The bleeding stopped on its own, right about the time the pain kicked in. They admitted him from the ER, gave him 24 hours of antibiotics and he's home and comfy.
Diagnosis: Diverticulitis. It is, IMO, an adequate explanation for the pain. I'm not as convinced about the bleeding, but he has a follow-up appointment with a surgeon, and I see a long-delayed colonoscopy in his immediate future. By the way, spellcheck doesn't want him to have a colonoscopy. Spellcheck thinks he needs a kaleidoscope. Hubby thinks that's what he'd rather have too.
Now if they'd just schedule Babygirl's biopsy so we could actually plan ahead it would be great.
PS I'm proud that I managed to keep the words "chainsaw" and "massacre" from my post. LOL.