Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Home and Recovering

Hello All!

It's an honor to share this good news with those who have been following our story...Chris is HOME and HEALING! We had another "side step" just before leaving when Chris fell in the hospital and fractured his T3 and T4 vertebrae. He was in a lot of pain. They kept him longer to monitor his head and spine. All seems slightly better now and he is walking more at home which helps with recovery. While the fall was disheartening, we kept thanking God that nothing upset his newly constructed bowels. He came home on about 20 medications so we have been a bit overwhelmed and trying to get a new schedule down.

The inflammation in his bowel has still not minimized to a point where he can eat anything other than liquids. He does have an ENORMOUS appetite (he craves Publix fried chicken, PB&J's, and chocolate milkshakes haha!) but sips of chicken broth and popsicles are all he can manage until the inflammation goes down more. They are going to do another CT scan in 3-4 weeks and we will see if he can incorporate more solids from there.

The doctors haven't talked about it in depth yet, but the next stage of recovery (when he eats) will be trying to get enough nutrition and maintain his weight with food and water. It will be incredibly difficult, but the goal for a young guy like Chris is to be off of the TPN and IV fluids. The diet is referred to as "low residue". I have been told that this process can take anywhere from three months to a year.

Keep you all posted after his next CT scan in a few weeks.

Jamie Lynn and Chris Sparkman




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