Jun 30, 2004 - 1:21 am
just wanted to let you all know what's been going on since you've been so supportive and fantastic. Matthew was actually readmitted to the hospital today - docs were shocked how poorly he is doing and he had to go in - really dehydrated (we had a horrendous night last night) - grade 2 sores in a 34-year old - beyond exhausted - big weight drop (as you know) and continuing to lost a couple pounds a day. the problem is that his ileostomy has never worked properly. CT scan today didn't show an abscess or major blockage. scanning anastoma (where colon connected to anus) to see if it's healed up enough to reverse the ileostomy - so may be doing another surgery not long after the first one! needless to say, i'm shocked to find him back in the hospital so soon and am about to keel over from exhaustion myself. he's doing better tonight with the IV and with morphine so a friend is staying over at the hospital while i am home w/our daughter. here's hoping i sleep a few hours. thanks again for all of your kind words, thoughts, and support. talk about the kindness of strangers.