Hello everyone, I wanted to give a quick update on my husband Dave. It seemed that he did have the bowel obstruction, and they placed the NG tube back in last Thursday. His white count was still very high, so back in for a CT, and found that he had an infection, and a leak from the small intestine. The MD thinks that the leak will heal itself, however, the bowel backed up into it and caused the infection. They had to open up several staples to drain the infection, as it had "pooled" just underneath the wound. WOW, what a roller coaster!! He has been on high dose of antibiotics, and has lost so much weight from not eating for a week due to the NG tube. The good news is today, the NG tube is out, and it looks to like that the bowel obstruction is clear! He has a wound vac on him, to seal back the wound. He has developed a cough, they took him down for chest ex-rays, and it seems all is ok. MD thinks cough from NG tube irritation, or post nasal drip. Cough concerns me....he can't talk without coughing. His surgery was 04/02, and he is still in Barnes Hospital in St Louis, no news of discharge, day at a time......Thanks for all the words of encouragement!
I lost my incredible husband Dave to CC February 13th, 2011 after a 2 year battle. He leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten..I will miss you forever.