Last week dad had a visit to ER because of some particularly bad kidney stones. He's had kidney stones before, and they're always very painful, but they've never landed him in ER before.
After doing what they could for him the ER people sent dad back home with some super strong pain killers. He's going back to the hospital tomorrow morning for some minor surgery because of the kidney stones, and he should be back home again tomorrow evening.
And then he'll start coming off the super strong pain killers, and that will not be at all pleasant for him.
Good vibes and prayers for dad would be appreciated. Especially for when he starts coming off the meds! He'll have gotten used to them and will go through withdrawal. :(