This is Mrs. Monty/Judy/Ace/Holmes' mom. Dave is in the hospital and has been since Sunday late afternoon. Unfortunately, this time he does not have computer access, so he can't get online with y'all directly to tell you what's happening. So, you got me.
I won't go into all the ucky details. They've done a number of scans and tests, all aimed at pinpointing where he's bleeding inside. They THINK it's from one or more diverticulosus sites along the right side of his large intestine. SO, either tomorrow or Friday, they're going to remove the right half of his large intestine. Yes, you read that right.
He's gotten five pints of blood since Sunday evening. Thank heavens, he's not in any pain. He's uncomfortable because the bed is uncomfortable, he gets woken up every hour by the blood pressure cuff on his left arm, and they're constantly coming into his room to check on him/take blood/give him blood or fluids/ etc. And he hasn't eaten anything since Monday night. (they fed him to see what would happen ... they found out: he bled like a wild man late Monday night.)
After the surgery, if all goes well, he'll be in the hospital another four or five days. I don't know what his overall recuperation period will be, but at least he should be home.
I am so ready for that ... I don't sleep very well when he's not on the other side of the bed.