Nothing like a midnight trip to the ER to spice up a night. I have never heard so much swearing in my life (admittedly, I have never seen Deadwood, so I might be a bit sheltered in that regard). G’s diagnoses: kidney stone. The nurse at the Evergreen ER told him now he knew what childbirth was like, but this actually seemed a lot worse. (Although I will say that labor lasted several hours longer, but who’s comparing?) Now we know where the local ER is, where the 24 hour Walgreen’s is, and that the hospital apparently has a "no swearing" rule that was broken multiple times last night.
The doctor and nurse suggested this can be caused by chronic dehydration, backed up here, so if you are reading this now go get a drink of water. You do not want to go through this yourself–and I can assure you your spouse doesn’t want to watch you go through it either.