Hello everyone! I am finally home after my 6 day hospital stay! While I hate being in the hospital, I knew that I needed to be there.
They were able to find out what was causing my problems. It turned out that I have a bacteria overgrowth in my small bowel. This is common for people who have motility issues. My B12 was elevated and my Folate was low, that was causes it. I am on high doses of antibiotics for the next 2 weeks.
They did not start my tube feeds until the last 3 days of me being there. I have only been on 1 can a night at a rate of 20. That is a very slow rate over the night. I'm not sure how, or when, I will increase the number of cans or will increase the rate. But I certainly cannot live on 250 calories a day!
Next week I was supposed to go to Indiana University Hospital to have my stints changed and have my tube changed to a G/J tube from a separate J and G tube. I have decided to put that off until next month. Mostly because I need a break from the hospital for a while.
I had wonderful care this time at Miami Valley and I am 2 for 2 for getting a private room. So I cannot complain.
So now I am back to planning a wedding for our daughter, Chelsea. She and her fiance, Corey, have moved their date to March 19th! Not alot of time. But I managed to get a wedding location/reception, and the food all taken care of from my hospital bed!
God gives me the strength I need. I keep holding on - just keep holding on...........