The Campout that Wasn’t…

So, this was the best part of our day…  We woke up to John like this.  It got a little cold overnight, so he improvised.

However, it was a rough night.  Andy had pain in his left side yesterday that continued to get worse.  Overnight, he was completely miserable.  He is not one to take over-the-counter painkillers, but he finally gave in and took some ibuprofen about 4 am.  Needless to say, he did not sleep well and neither did I.  By 7:30 am, we made the decision to take him to Urgent Care back in Columbia.  We left the kids with the Cub Scout Pack and headed for Columbia.  By 11 am, Andy was out of Urgent Care with a prescription, but he was still in pain.

I took him home and got him into bed.  I stayed with him for a bit, but I had to get back to the campout because of the kids.  I felt terrible leaving Andy, but drove the hour back to the camp site.  As I drove, I knew that I would be packing up our gear and heading home.  Once I got back to Mark Twain State Park, I filled everyone in and then went to talk to the kids.  Laura decided to return home with me and John decided to return home with a friend Saturday evening.  With the help of some great friends, we got packed up quickly and then Laura and I left.  We returned home about 5:30 to a sleeping Andy.  We will see how tonight goes.  Hopefully, all will clear and he will be okay.

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