Monday, July 20, 2009

Finally...

Turned out Nick's blood count and fever stabilized - no need for a blood transfusion. The surgeons thought perhaps Nick's pancreas was leaking but that test came back negative, too. I think his drain tube was clogged for the first couple of days, resulting in low output, making the docs consider taking the tube out. However, a clever aide noticed the clog, made an adjustment and the drain tube really started to work. I'm guessing the fluid in his abdomen was backing up and caused his blood counts to go a bit crazy. So...

I got to bring him home this morning! We're both going to take a nap. More later,

Lori

5 comments:

Obsessedwithlife said...

Great news! That always feels good :). Hoping the rest of recovery goes smoothly...

Rachel

Laurel said...

Great news on transfusion or lack thereof. Have a great nap and keep us posted.
Brad and Laurel Wilkinson

Chris Ulvin said...

Hi Nick,
It was a great surprise to call your cellphone this morning and learn that you are home. It was obvious by the tone of your voice that you are feeling better and relieved to be home. My prayers are for a "Miracle Report" from your surgeons tomorrow. May your trip to Boston be hopeful and safe. Love, aunt Chris

Anonymous said...

Very happy you're home - very happy the drain tube is working - very happy to have you in my life!
Good luck today with results and good luck in Boston. See ya soon - much love FG Jennie xx

Anonymous said...

I am praying daily for your complete recovery and that the pain diminishes. I know God is watching. I am glad your mom is with you constantly and your strength and support. May God miraculously heal you like last time.
Diane Taylor