My buddy, Jorden (you know, the one who can’t swallow), is in the hospital.
Last thursday (which was 5-21-09), he was supposed to leave for Yakima. But right after I left that day he started coughing. He proceeded to go on the trip, but he just kept getting worse and worse.
Eventually, I am told, the family stopped and had him airlifted to children’s hospital.
It turned out that he had some fluid in his lungs, and since his throat is blocked, he can’t cough it out, nor can he tell anybody about it.
If it went unchecked, he would very easily have died from pneumonia.
He was in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) from Friday until Sunday.
He should be okay.