Topic: just got home from the hospital
John and I are home after 8 days in the hospital. He had nasuea, vomiting, and diarrhea with no fever. There was also some blood in the vomit and diarrhea. We had two sets of doctors, the onocology doctors and the gastrointestinal doctors. Unfortunatly, the two groups could not agree on almost anything. One group says its a stomach virus, the other group says its a side effect of the oxaliplatin. In the end they never did agree. However, they did do a EGD scope to check for bleeding vericies, and then a cholenoscopy to check for any bleeding. He also received all total 4 units of blood because he ia anemic. All through this John had terrible stomach and intestinal pain. They gave him oxycodine and morphine before the pain would let him get some much needed sleep. Friday before we were discharged they took his weight. Between Thursday morning and Friday morning John's weight went from 217lbs to 231lbs. Its all in his stomach, he is so bloated he can't ever bend over and take his shoes and socks off. He said it didn't feel like gas but something with more substance.
Does anybody have any idea what it could be? We aren't scheduled for a doctors visit until Wednesday. Do you think he'll be ok till then or should we call the doctors weekend service? I'm worried he didn't sleep well last night because of pain. He is finally sleeping now because of the pain meds.