Thursday, March 10, 2011

WHY THE DELAY!

Just when I go home Tuesday night, make some time to clean and finally finish laundry- I arrive Wednesday morning at the Treatment Center to find out that Luis won't be coming home this afternoon. Later that morning, he went downstairs for an xray on his tummy to find out that he still had some internal swollness from the surgery. They also found a lot of fluid that didn't make it's way out. So there went the tube back in his nose! But don't worry- according to him, he didn't feel a thing (thank GOD)! No wonder why he had so much pain in his tummy.

That morning the nurse had also wrote (DECREASE PAIN) on the board as a goal for Luis to achieve for the day. Well as you can see I changed it to
(FEEL BETTER). I wanted him to focus on what he wants to achieve (which is to feel better) and not what he doesn't want! It's more detailed than that but he gets the idea! So after they had his pain under control, he finally managed to sleep as I stayed beside him pushing his drug button every 10 minutes!

Fast forwarding to today! We met with one of his doctors (Dr. Vashi) in the hallway and he told us that (besides the swellness) the surgery that's intended to by pass his stomach's lower intestines is not functioning- (just yet)! and that it can take up to 3 weeks before it starts to do it's job.

I think sometimes the doctors may even push the patients recovery time a bit to fast. Any how, his diet is back to chewing ice and popsicles (for now) as well as the Total Parentnatal Nutrition (TPN) bags and the high calorie nutritional meals for nourishing and strengthening the body.


So for now- we'll just keep waiting patiently and confidently for his recovery so he can come home!

until next time...................be healthy

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

COMING HOME!

I'm very excited to say that Luis is coming home tomorrow! Yesterday they've started him on a clear liquid diet- he was doing so well (no nausau or vomitting) that this afternoon they also moved him up to liquid diet- (creamy soups, custard, pudding, ice cream, vegetable juice etc... He's still receiving the 12 hour TPN (Total Parenetral Nutrition) bag through his port as well as the High calorie meals pumped in his tummy. His doing amazing- (I must say)! I've been trained on preparing the TPN bag but not with the high calorie meals. Keep in mind also that these two are only temporary! We're still just awakening the digestive system- and it's coming around slowly and faithfully (just as expected)! The tube in his nose finally came out yesterday. The nurse asked him how does it feel without it- and he said like night and day! I was so happy for him (as you can imagine)! We're moving forward everyone- and remaining patient!

Well, I must cut it short now, Sito is bugging me to sleep next to him (you know, scary cat)!

until next time..............choose happiness! When you choose happiness, then you attract all the happy things as well.