Sep 24, 2013 - 2:07 am
how many of you who had nephrectomies left the hospital with catheters? My husband was released today after a laparoscopy on Friday. Surgery went well; clean margins and a tip of the adrenal gland (taken as precaution to not spread the cancer by cutting the gland from the kidney.
after 3 nights in the hospital and after 3 trials at urinating without the catheter, they sent him home with it and an appointment to have it removed this coming Friday.
With the pain killers which depress his appetite, he began hiccups and burping, along with attempted vomiting.
is this common? Has anyone else experienced any of this? This is all so new even 3 months into it so I panic each time something odd happens.
please share some similar experiences or let me know it's unusual; my first thought is always to call 911 which I am sure is overreaction, or is it?