Hey everyone. I’m in the hospital cafeteria with Emmett, the first time he’s been out of the ward. He seems very happy to be up and around. The nurses pulled out his central line today and he gets his last round of IV antibiotics tonight. He will still be getting some diuretics to make him pee until they xray his chest (again) tomorrow to make sure the fluid below his lungs isn’t getting worse.
Right now, the only piece of medical equipment attached to him is his feeding tube and a couple stitches where his left chest tube was. The stitches can come out tomorrow and the nurse said they were thinking about transfering us up to Cambridge if there is a bed available. I think they want to give us a day or two in a hospital of no lung problems before they send us home. If he keeps up the recovery we might be home sometime this week.
Today he acted much more like himself. Unfortunately that also includes him vomitting about 6 times this morning. He didn’t throw up after his bottle at lunch time 2 1/2 hours ago, so I’m not sure how he decides when to keep it down. I think the feeding issues may be with us for awhile. I have no idea if we’ll try to pull the NG tube in a week or two when he’s feeling a little better or if the doctors will want to go straight to the G tube. Either way should at least cut down on the vomitting, which gets old in a hurry.
Since we are almost out of the hospital, I thought I’d pass on a different prayer request. A good friend of ours has breast cancer and is not feeling so good. She is in the middle of chemo and had to get admitted on Friday because she may have an infection. Please pray that she gets a little relief from the pain and can make it through the rest of her chemo, surgery, radiation and into remission.
I’ll try to post if Emmett decides to do anything drastic. He’s asleep now, so I guess this post was a little boring. I’ll try to kick it up a notch next time.