Dec 16, 2009 - 9:28 pm
So dad got surgery on 12/7. Spent two days in ICU due to lung problems, they said it was normal when having this type of surgery. So he underwent sooooo MANY xrays. Wednesday he went to a step down unit, got up and walking. Thursday went for the leak test (passed) got one chest tube out and the NG tube out and he was HAPPY!!! Friday he did the CL diet, did 1oz a hour, Came home on Saturday! Did the full fluid diet. Yesterday he went for a check up and got the staples out, and they okayed him for soft foods. Yet he wont eat them yet (i guess hes scared too) Just wants the full fluid stuff still (pudding, jello,broth,tea, coffe,yogurt, ice cream). Im pushing eggs and hopefully tmw he will eat some. He wieghted 171 before surgery and now as of yesterday he is 165. They have his feedings at 1000 a day. I just hope he dont looses to much more. He has ups and downs of course. Today was a good day, he even went to watch my nephew do ballroom dancing at school!!! AND LAUGHED!! Then the Home health RN came.. My mom flushed the feeding tube out around noon, RN came at 1pm and it was clogged, they took it apart, cleaned it.. nope didnt work, tried running coke thur it.. Didnt work. Went to the ER.. Thankfully it was only the tube and NOT the whole thing. Replaced tube and off he went!
Now tomorrow he has an appt with the oncologist, DR. Gibson. We will then get answers as to what staging it was, and whats the plan. Good thoughts and prayers please!
Ill update after tmw's appt!