To make a long story shorter, Will ended up in the ER to get a CT scan, as his doctor suspected a blockage in a bile duct, in his liver. His numbers were way up, and she was concerned enough to call us from home, in the evening of her day off. Of course, we tore off to the ER in Virginia (Minnesota), where they discovered that he did have a blockage. So, the doctor made arrangements for him to have an endoscopy to remove the blockage, in Duluth yesterday. Off we went. Who knew you could scope all the way through the gallbladder, into the liver? Not us, for sure. Well, the procedure was done, taking only a little more than half an hour. The doctor even took pictures (color!) of the procedure, showing the cause of the blockage, gall stones. Guess who gets to have their gallbladder removed! We got home, feeling pretty darned tired, and thankful that it wasn’t anything worse. Throughout everything, Will didn’t feel sick. His urine was just very dark, which is not a good sign.
Now we have very cold weather approaching, down into the 20’s, and our root crops are still in the ground. (No, none of our friends is available to help — all out of the state or sick.) Today is very cloudy, threatening rain, but I’m headed out to see what I can do until Will can come help me. Somehow, it’ll get done.