I think it may be time to change our home address to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. :) We are still at the hospital and really are not sure when we will have the opportunity to go home.
Tuesday and Wednesday have been about the same. Danny is still vomiting for no reason. He has not eaten or really tried to eat and the vomiting continues. They have experimented with his medication some but nothing has really worked. He may get away with not vomiting for a few hours but then he has a really bad attack.
Yesterday in talking with Dr. A we learned that the mass in Danny's chest was about 10 cm. He said it was about the size of a large softball. No wonder he was in so much pain! Good news... it has definitely shrunk! The pain he had in his chest exists no more, Praise the Lord! We know the chemo is doing its job but in the meantime his body is having an extra difficult time tolerating it.
They ran some tests on his gall bladder, pancreas, and that area but all were negative. Good and bad news. I was kinda hoping they would find something that we could point to and know was contributing to the vomiting so that we could address it. But it is still good news he is otherwise healthy & has no issues in that area.
He did have his chemo treatment for the week yesterday. We are certainly not veering off schedule for the chemo. That is the focus and all this sickness is secondary.
The doctor called in the GI specialist for help as well. We had 3 visits today between the intern, the PA and the doctor. The plan for now is to add some Platonics and hope this helps within the next 12 to 18 hours. If not, they may check everything out by sending a scope down to take a look.
We skipped TPN school today as the nurse didnt want to stress us and teach us if it is going to be unnecessary. We are not sure when we will go home and in what condition. Time will tell. Their hope is that the TPN will allow him to maintain his weight. They do not want any more weight loss. He did have to receive a couple of insulin shots last night and this morning because the TPN is going in at a faster rate as of yesterday afternoon and this caused his blood sugar to go to high.
At this point we are just hoping something will break through soon and we will find out what works. If he is unable to take his meds by mouth I am not sure what we will do. I dont know if they will send us home with a home health nurse or what. Someone told me I could administer the meds (that didnt sound right to me) to Danny. We are just not sure.
Thanks to everyone that has been praying for us. We appreciate your concern and the fact that you take time out of your busy schedules to lift us up to the Lord. We know that He is in control and that in His time He will provide mercy through healing. We appreciate all the cards, blog posts, emails, phone calls, visits, meals, and gifts. We are so blessed to have friends & family that care so much!