Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Under the Weather

"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.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

sorry this isn't a good day.
prayers continue.
I have administered Mucomyst - it smells awful! Hopefully as you are reading this, Eric feels better.
Practice up with that new vent... wont be long now!
God bless and keep you
Anne

Anonymous said...

We hate to hear that he isn't feeling well. Hopefully, his stomach will get better quickly. I know you both had to be excited when they brought in the vent. Have a good night and tell Eric hello.
Bullards

Anonymous said...

he'll be just fine ... tomorrow will be a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Lord for healing Eric from the top of his head to the souls of his feet. Father thank You that Eric's body (his lungs, stomach. etc.} functions the way You created it to. No malfunction can continue to exist in him because of the life of God that is him and "by the stripes that wounded Jesus Eric IS healed"!

Thank You for the joy of the Lord that is Eric's strength flowing out of him and touching every person that comes into his presence today.

thank You for blessing Eric and his family today. Amen

Have a great day Eric!

jess said...

I'm sorry Eric is having a bad day. Praying for better ones ahead. So glad you're seeing home on the horizen.

I'm joining all in prayer:
Amen and Amen to everything Anonymous #4 said.

Vicki Loucks said...

Hi Angie,
I'm sorry to hear that Eric isn't feeling well. We'll keep praying that he continues to heal and that he feels better today and that you're home soon!
Blessings from New Stanton
Vicki