"I just don't feel good," Eric says. Yesterday, he vomited twice, both times after treatments of a newly ordered med to loosen and thin secretions, Mucomyst, was administered. So we discontinued that right quick. But this morning, he still complained of stomach pain and after lunch, he threw up again. So we're not sure what's going on there, but they drew some blood and will look at his stool to run a few tests and try to find out. Meanwhile, he's eating even LESS and vomiting his tube feedings. Despite that, they weighed him this morning and he gained 1.5 pounds in the past two days, so that's good. During the episode today, he vomited out his NG tube and will have to have another one put in. He dreads that. They had to stick him, twice, for bloodwork, because they pulled his PIC line yesterday. More pain. Just not having a good couple days.
Besides that, Eric's doing okay. His lungs are continuing to heal, but he does have a lot of secretions. Respiratory brought in a "home vent," exactly like the one we'll be using at home, so we all can get used to it. That's a sure sign we're going home soon.