Friday, June 29, 2012

Home from the Hospital

We got home from the hospital this evening and I thought I would give you an update before I call it a day.The upper gi scope showed he had been bleeding in his stomach again. There isn't anything that they can do other then monitor his blood counts. They gave him both 2 units of blood and iron both the first night after I got him there. They got him up to 8.6 according to medicare standards that  is safe. That isn't even the bottom of the normal range. They had to repeat his lower gi scope because they say he wasn't cleaned. I don't really know other then the doctor that performed it didn't really want to do it. Said so right in front of my hubby who was going to be put to sleep. I let our hospitalist know about it and I was not a happy camper. I told him you do not voice those kind of comments in front of your patient who is about to be put to sleep. I think If it had been me I wouldn't have let them do it. We had a successful one today. We have brought a liver doctor on board. I don't know what they are going to try to do. It is a lady doctor and she did tell us that with all of his health issues he wasn't a liver candidate. We shall see. 
I know I will be glad  to have my own bed. Sleeping in a straight back chair with my feet propped up on the edge of his bed wasn't a good way. They finally got me a recliner and then we got moved to a private room.More lab work and doctor visits and I was hoping they would so down. I stay with him 24/7 because I sign for his health. Thanks to all of you who sent prayers. They were greatly appreciated. Hugs to you all, I am headed to bed.


Vickie said...

I hope you are both getting lots of sleep. I am still praying for your husband.

NanaDiana said...

It did open up this time, Shirley. I am so sorry that you are going through such a rough patch with hubby's health. Blessings to you..and get as much rest as you can- xo Diana

LuLu Kellogg said...

I will keep you all in my prayers. I have been so busy with our house being on the market and my 96 year old father in law visiting and an art weekend in Canada that I have not been able to visit everyone's Blogs so I am catching up.

I hope your husband continues to improve. I can't imagine the stress you are under. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.


Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Oh, Shirley, what a stressful time for you and your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

vicki said...

Shirley- I'm so happy that you are able to bring your husband back home-- there is no place like home and your own bed. I am embarrassed that someone in the health care profession would behave so poorly- you have every right to be upset.

I pray that things settle down a bit and that you can stay home for a while- you have both been through a lot. I love you and am keeping you in my prayers.

vicki said...

I wanted to come back and say that your new blog design is beautiful-- as always Karen knows just the right look for her designs- this one suits you perfectly-- you must be thrilled.

Also- I thought I was one of your followers-- but somehow I wasn't-- so I am now!!

Love you-

Charlotte said...

Hope everything works out. Just stopped by to say hello. I don't always comment but enjoy your posts. Stay Cool!

Marydon said...

Oh, Shirley! He is sure having a bout. I hope this all gets straightened out soon for the both of you. It is so hard to be on the sidelines watching your loved one so ill. Praying for you both ...

Have a sparkling 4th ~