Seth and I feel like we are in our own version of Groundhog Day. Today begins day five of the NG tube, day five of no eating or drinking, and day five of things really being routine and boring. Seth is confined to the hospital bed, and he doesn't move or talk much because of the tube.
The doctors told us this morning that while the X-ray and stomach palpitations look good, the output from the NG tube is still abnormally high and output from the bowel is abnormally low, indicating that the bowels are "still angry" and, possibly, that the obstruction has not cleared.
We've read books, watched movies, watched TV. It may happen that I actually convince him to play a game of cards with me. If we had internet access in the room, it would be helpful--but we don't, so it isn't.