Comments: Randomness

I'm all for using wet/dry vacuums to blow up things.

Its not the pressure, its the volume.

Posted by The Thomas at June 8, 2010 11:12 PM

Bou - read about your FIL in the preceding post. The Advil thing is pretty serious actually, especially in someone his age. That stuff can be horrible on the kidneys, especially in older patients. Hope they sort it out soon. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Posted by Kris, in New England at June 9, 2010 07:01 AM

Thomas- Most definitely the volume and not the pressure, I just expected the air compressor to give off a bit more volume than it did, quicker. That said I don't have an attachment for my wet dry vac that takes it from a 3 inch hole in diameter down to pencil width. Those were really tiny little blow holes!

Curtis- Why thank you, sir. That is most kind. I'm actually laying off the volunteering this summer, just getting the books together to pass on to the next school Treasurer. I also decided there needed to be a guide to do the job, so I've been writing it. I hate to leave her in a lurch. Baptism by fire sucks. And I got the NICEST note from the principal thanking me. That kinda has made it worth it...

Kris- Holy crap, no kidding. I'm really hoping that's not what it is, as I'm afraid of permanent damage. From what I gather, the nephrologist asked him how much he took, and he told him the prescribed amount on the bottle, and then he asked, 'for how long?' and Pop said, until the bottle was finished. The million dollar question becomes... how many bottles? That nagging variable to which we will never know the answer to, so not good.

But as my husband said, "Who wouldn't do it? He's 84 and wracked with arthritis..." He hurts, Advil stops the hurt. Unfortunately, it appears to also stop your kidneys.

Posted by Bou at June 9, 2010 07:17 AM

Any type of acedaminophen (ie tylenol) or ibuprophen (ie advil) will damage your kidneys eventually.

All the focus and hate has been addressed towards Celebrex and the like, but nobody will turn their focus also to OTC drugs. Which is probably doing more damage then prescription drugs that are similar.

People think that just because it's OTC its "safe" but if you read the bottle it says if you are taking it for more then 7 days or 2 weeks (can't remember which) you need to see your doctor.

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 10, 2010 11:18 AM

.... you know, a girl who wants to steal your french fries should never, ever be trusted...... even at her age, she should realize a man's priorities!.....

Posted by Eric at June 11, 2010 08:01 AM