Friday, March 23, 2012

Michael Recovery Update


Nothing about my man is average! We had hoped to have his drain removed today and to be well on the road to recovery by now. Michael is an excellent patient - but he's quite unpredictable. 

Today's appointment did not go as we'd prayed. 

He still has the drain. 

His pancreatic and liver enzymes have not decreased, they've increased. We aren't sure why. They decided not to admit him as they know I'll watch him and call if there is anything worrisome (they gave me a list of symptoms to watch for) and I have Docs cell and house phone.  Michael has been having pain which indicates pancreas and liver "issues".  

I had just turned on to our street when the phone rang. Doc. She wanted me to come in and pick up  new meds. Michael is being taken off all the pain meds he is on now to see if they are the cause of the rising liver enzymes. He is taking a pill form of morphine again. We will redo labs on Monday. 

Meanwhile, when I went to change his dressing tonight I discovered the incision site for the drain is infected...about 1/4 in angry red around it....I'm waiting for a call back. 

I've got a neighbor on standby in case we have to do a run to the hospital in a blizzard. 

We so appreciate your prayers....

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

3 comments:

Renee said...

They sent you home even with the current weather forecast? Praying

Beth said...

Continuing to pray for you guys!

Keeping up with Joneses said...

Praying for you all.
Laura J.
SHS