Jun 15, 2005 - 9:05 am
Hi friends, hope everyone is well. Scott is still in the hospital. They are hoping he can come home tomorrow. He's was still vomiting up until Tuesday. He says he's eaten some and hasn't vomited and even had a small bowel movement. Now his right hand up to his elbow is numb. A neurologist saw him yesterday and can't figure out why. He has no strength in his right hand. He's not doing Oxiliaplatin, so it's not from the chemo. Has anyone had this experience?
Also, they are discussing putting a feeding tube into his stomach. My neighbor, a sweet little 13 y/o girl with Cerebral Palsy, has a feeding tube. Her aide, another neighbor, was explaining how she cleans it and takes care of it. I'm kinda scared about Scott coming home. What if something goes wrong....what if I can't handle the PICC line, feeding tube, etc. I used to joke with my mother about if she ever needed caring in her old age, she'd have to go to a nursing home cause I'm not one to wipe asses and clean vomit!! Even though we were joking, I really don't know if I can handle it. Scott vomited while I was visiting him and I had to leave the room because my stomach started heaving.
Well I'm at work and boss needs me. Talk to you all soon.