Ron's son Dustin just sent me an email notifying (us) that his dad's in the hospital, and gave a phone number. I called him (Ron) and talked with him for a few minutes, and learned that he had been taking some potassium and got too much in his system and, though I don't know what the symptoms were, he wound up in the hospital. He says it was a good thing, because while there they discovered he had some occlusion in his carotid arteries, so they're going to do a procedure to clean that up, as well as getting his chemistry back to normal. He sounds quite upbeat, and minimizes the seriousness of his condition - I'm not sure if that's because he's really doing well or because he doesn't want people to worry too much. In either case, he would like us to know the reason he hasn't been posting on the blog for a couple days. He's grateful for our concern and good wishes, and welcomes any phone calls: (903) 870-4233. Keep him in your thoughts.