baby steps....slowly.....but in the right direction (fingers crossed). CD is at home now, resting not so comfortably but all in all an improvement. He is still having pain management issues, and nausea, running a fever and has lost over 15lbs. But on the upside, he is taking in fluids and small amounts of food and is completely annoyed by the cat, who won't let him sleep. LKM has gone back to work, but will not be traveling out of town this week (thank you). They have an appointment on Thursday with a specialist and are hoping to get some in-depth answers and some peace of mind. Please keep them in your thoughts!
Acute Pancreatitis: Google it..........it sucks. It's serious, it's painful, it's full of complications, it's life threatening. (And just a side note: it's what my mother died of). Each day seems to bring something new. CD is now fighting an infection. And yet another CT scan has shown no signs of the errant gallstone. They are switching him to oral meds and thinking of sending him home since there is nothing else they can do. Is that true?? Should he really be home trying to deal with all of this?? It has to run it's course and as long as there is no further organ damage they will let him try to be at home. Grateful: yes, scared: definitely, still praying: of course.
After three days of tests there seems to be no sign of the errant gallstone. I'm not sure where those things go or how they get there but we are taking this as good news. There are still many issues with pain control and fluid intake, but there is no fever today, and he was able to get up and go for a little walk. They will be switching him over to oral pain meds and jello later today to see how that goes. The possibility of surgery still looms in the near future. For now though, we are hopeful that things are headed in the right direction.
I had a little preview yesterday of the wedding photos and they are magnificent. Can't wait to get a copy of them and show them off!
I wanted to come here and tell you about all the wonderful, delicious, loveliness that was my daughters' wedding. The beautiful bride, the handsome groom, the endless toasts and flowing champagne. The beach, the love, the family and incredible, amazing, friends. The four days of partying and celebrating and just plain old fabulousness. The joy we feel at welcoming our new son-in-law into our family (i'm a mother-in-law! ) will now have to wait as we turn our voices and concerns to the groom. He is in hospital right now, quite ill. Pancreatitis. (from an errant gallstone). From which I understand can be quite serious. He is in quite alot of pain, on iv fluids, pain medication and surgery watch. This certainly is not the "honeymoon" they, or any of us had expected. So, if you are so inclined, please send up good thoughts for him for a quick and full recovery. To better times.........