Feb 13, 2013 - 10:59 pm
Jason got to come home today. He is feeling pretty good, much better than before he went into the hospital, despite having been opened up & having nothing done. (yet) While he was in the hospital he received 2 units of blood which seemed to help a lot, it brought his hemoglobin up to almost normal, his WBC down from what it was (not sure what it was, but it is better according to the nurse) & his hematocrit is not real bad (I don't even know what 'hematocrit' is, but whatever it is, it's not that bad lol) And his CEA is 74.9....is that real, real bad? (that has me worried) He is having a couple of issues though & I was wondering if anyone else has been affected by them....1.) whenever he eats, he gets full very fast, unlike before when he could eat his weight almost & he burps a lot after eating, says he burps stuff up into his throat (I know that's gross, but it is what it is) & 2.) he has had the hiccups since Saturday! Apparently that's kind of common after surgery, but it's driving him nuts....he has medicine to take (Lidocaine Gel) that basically just numbs his diaphragm for a few minutes, so he gets a few minutes of relief only to have them start all over again & he can only take the medicine every 8 hrs. Needless to say, he is very tired, can't sleep & has a hard time eating what little he can eat. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has these issues & if so, what do you do for them? I would also love to hear from you about his blood work....especially the CEA level. I know 74.9 is high, but I've seen numbers a lot higher than that.
Again, thank you all so, so much for all your help & for just being here for me to vent to. You know, I'm a relatively intellegent person, so I do realize that this whole thing may not turn out the way we're hoping, but for now, hope is all I have & having people like you all to give me encouraging thoughts & good outcome stories is such a big help for me & for Jason, because when he starts talking about the "what if's" I remind him of all the good things that have happened to other people & how the same thing(s) can happen to him as well. Alright, I'm done rambling for tonight. I can't wait to get into our bed & sleep next to my sweet husband.....first night in almost a week. Good night all! Take care & God Bless, Kris