This is just a quick post to let you know how things went at the appointment with Frankie's surgeon today. He examined Frankie's abdomen and is aware of all the problems Frankie is having with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. His suggestions were to get some Gatorade or anything with electrolytes in it and drink it on down! And he was keeping the drain in, much to Frankie's disappointment. The doc said maybe for another two weeks. He wants Frankie to have a CT scan next week and he'll go from there. He reported to us that Frankie's bowels were just "a huge mess" of scar tissue & adhesions. That is why he is having so many complications. And the drain is actually the reason why Frankie is OUT of the hospital. It helps to keep the bowel open by draining that hematoma that is inside there.
The visiting nurse, Tim, will come by tomorrow and hopefully set me up with some supplies for the drain. Flushes, dressings, that sort of thing. I feel in my element and my nursing skills are coming back and becoming sharper. I miss my job so badly I could scream!! When my husband was in the hospital, I'd see the nurses work and it took me back to when I could do that. Maybe I still can one day.
I signed up for the lap band seminar on August 24th. After that, I'll make an appointment with a bariatric surgeon and proceed ahead. Please pray that my insurance will pay for it as that is the only way I can do it. It definitely is of medical necessity. I read some of their success stories and this one lady lost 150 pounds over nine months. That would be FANTASTIC if I could do that!! I could return to work, hopefully. So wish me luck!!
Alrighty, that is all my news. Hope things are going well in your neck of the woods. :0)
God bless you all!
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