Thursday, March 3, 2011

Home again!

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...........

1 comment:

  1. I am so proud to call you my friend and that you call me friend! love you so much! you amaze me!