Monday, September 10, 2012

Hubby update

Surgery is not happening today, he was supposed to have a 2nd CT scan this afternoon...

Ron did NOT have a2nd CT scan, they scoped him. he has gastritis (inflammation) "DUH! he has been vomiting, and had a Tube down his esophagus and into his stomach." (I said in my mind---sometimes Hospital staff totally baffle me, remember I am a healthcare professional, so i know this stuff, and anatomy)

So I said to the nurse, "so, he has gastritis AND a blockage?" 

 answer: "I don't know, I guess"
me: I thought he had a blockage
answer: "yes"
me: ok, but you just said you didn't know
answer: "we won;'t know for sure til all the tests are done, and the gastro doc and surgeon consult with one another"
me: what other tests are they doing?
answer: "a colonoscopy tomorrow morning"
me: the blockage is in the early part of his small bowel, a colonoscopy only reaches to the end of the large bowel.
answer: "right"
me: Ok, you are now officially confusing me, I am calling his doctor.
answer: "ok"
me: My husband would like some watermelon, watermelon becomes liquid, so can he have some?
answer: "sure"
me: does he still have the NG tube in? As i know that could cause swallowing issues, I won't bring Watermelon, if the tube is still in.
answer: "yes you are right about the swallowing, but the tube is out."

This nurse is off duty at 7pm...Thank the Universe! I am going to spend the rest of the day at Ron's bedside, with some watermelon!

Thank you again for all your continued support and I will keep you all updated.



Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Hoping that Ron is soon much more comfortable and that they tell you properly whats going on.
still in my prayers my friend
hugs June xxx

Allison said...

hope hubby is doing well and that they got the problem sorted and that the nurse in question has not been back on duty yet