Feb 04, 2013 - 7:21 am
Jon had surgery 2/14/13 Transhiata Esophagectomy in ICU 2 days,several drains,j-tube,NG through nose. Started tube feeding second day in ICU severe diarrrhea changed formula 4 times finally under control. At the J-tube site there was a infection the antibiotic they gave did not work. On discharge day they removed the j-tube. He was in the hospital total 11days is now doing OK.
We went back to the surgeon 3 days after discharge. Had hydration and found out the scar tissue at the connection has grown and Jon is having trouble getting food down. We have to go Friday 2/8/13 for a diation Hope it works.
I can't begin to say how many times I went shopping for stuff that would go down plus dyhydration.But Popsicles did the trick for now. This is truly a big Job but we will get through this as we did with Chemo/Radiation.
Please I need some input for dilation. He lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks. Will he get more food down? The Dr. said yes but he has not been through this as everyone here has.
I try to get him to eat or drink every 2 hrs even if it is just 1 teaspoon of something. Mashed potatoes,squash,mushy stuff. Well I have to sigh off 2 hours time to eat something
Love Hugs and Prayers
Bev and Firefighter Jon