Sunday, July 26, 2009

IMC Update

Today has been Sean's 4th day in the hospital and things are progressing slowly. His bowel obstruction still exists, but from the exams/tests he's had with the doctors, it seems to be beginning to let up. He still has the NG tube down his nose and throat and he still is miserable because of it but it's what will help him get out of the hospital soonest without surgery so for now, it's staying in. The doctors this morning thought that they might be able to take it out today so they ran a trial. They unhooked him from the tube (still left it in him though) for 4 hours. At the end of the 4 hours they said that if when they turned the pump back on, if he put out less than 150 cc's of fluid then he could have the tube taken out. He missed the mark by about 50 cc's so for now he's still needing to have the tube in. He has been walking around a little bit today as well which is also helping. There was an ultrasound tech that came into the room today to do an ultrasound on his legs to make sure that there were no clots in his legs. Everything on that looked normal. Today's not much of an update but in a way, that's a good thing. We'll write again soon.


1 comment:

The Kump Family said...

Glad to here he's doing a little better. You guys are in our prayers.