Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 10

Today was the 10th day post-op. It's a milestone for us, as far as experiencing a "normal" recovery. However, today we have experienced what we hope is only a minor hiccup in the healing of his bowel. An X-ray showed that Chris has a blockage in what is left of his upper GI, which was signaled to us by him throwing up this morning. It was painful for him, but I do appreciate how the human body has a way of signaling for help when it needs it. It's possible it will clear itself, if it doesn't, they will insert an NG tube in his nose and access the situation from there.

I'll be doing a post soon of a timeline, so that the new readers can understand the big picture from April 2014 as well as a "refresher" for our friends who have been following this story from the beginning.

I will keep you all posted when we know more about this situation. I'll never forget what every trauma surgeon at Kennestone kept repeating to me after he was shot and survived the first 72 hours...they said this was a roller coaster, and to expect highs and lows. You think we would be used to them by now. I don't think you ever really get used to the fear of everything falling apart...

But that's not going to happen this time. Positive thinking, positive thankful prayers.

Will update you all soon.
- JL

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