So I get to the hospital and Drew’s mom and step-dad were there. He already had a visit from 2 grandma’s, grandpa and an aunt and uncle. He had a tough afternoon though. He still can’t eat and he is mixing up hunger pains and real pain. In his head he is hungry but he isn’t since they are giving him nutrition and junk through his IV.
The nurse comes in and says “well it’s a shame that they can’t have solids but with ruptures like this they don’t want them eating yet”.. I’m all like WTF?
I corner Drew’s step-dad who explains to me that the doctor said that they don’t say the appendix ruptures or bursts..because it doesn’t really. The pocket of infection has spread into his belly. Instead of the old way they don’t just open him up and clean him out. They treat aggressively with antibiotics until the infection encapsulates and comes to a head or scabs kind of. That way they can go in and take the infection and appendix out at the same time.
This morning the picc line will be put in. I also have meetings all morning so I guess I’ll be in there with the cell phone.
These days are kind of bummers… Wake up, shower, go to work, go to the hospital, go to bed. When am I supposed to grocery shop and pay bills? Hmm. Hopefully Drew is home by the weekend..and it’s weekend with mommy…so maybe J and I can get stuff done.
I apologize in advance for not having the time to read everyone’s blog. Especially yesterday, every free minute I had at work was usually dealing w/ a family member or two. I’ll make my rounds though cause I have to know what is going on with everyone…and then yesterday there was a blogger issue, wasn’t there.
Last night Drew was comfortable after the morphine.. we watched The Mummy Returns and Jumanji until he fell asleep.
Good news, the time frame may be cut down..by a lot. I don’t know if there was a miscomunication or what but now the doc is saying 10 days 2 weeks for the picc line. This would be AWESOME!!
Picc line went in first try today and he won’t remember a thing.
Clear liquids start this afternoon as well as getting up and walking!! Yeah!!