Dec 23, 2012 - 1:47 am
My hubby remains in the hospital. So many different doctors and nurses coming and going, I've lost count.
His renal failure is improving slightly, but he now has a bladder infection which is being treated. They have removed some of the myriad of medications which he normally takes. They are using a different insulin(one he used to take) that is not as effective as his current ones, so his blood sugars are running a little high. He is still eating very small amounts. I tasted some of the stuff they bring him. I wouldn't feed it to a stray dog.
Although the renal failure is a big problem, the heart now appears to have a growth of some sort on one of the valves. So, sometime in the next three days, a chemical stress test as well as a more invasive echocardiogram involving an endoscope will be done, provided that the tongue tumor will allow it.
It's possible that the MDA oncologist which we consulted will become involved as MDA in Arizona is associated with the Banner Health System as is the hospital where hubby is.
He is very depressed and frightened at this point and so afraid that his cancer will be untreatable by the time his other problems have been resolved, providing the doctors can figure this all out.
His brother visited tonight and I could have smacked him. He does have mental problems, so you have to give him some leeway where social graces are concerned . He is definitely a "Me, Me, Me" personality. When hubby told him there was a possibility that he might not come out of this and that he loved him very much, his brother responded by asking if he could have a small statue that their father had given to him and could he go to our house now and get it. My hubby was so hurt and shocked that he told him yes. He left a few minutes later, and sure enough, when I got home it was gone. Talk about being rude and unfeeling.
So we are taking it one day at a time. I am very alone, except for my son and grandson nearby, who also visited for the second time today. I am trying to remain upbeat and positive for both of us.