Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Back again...

Well Nick got out of the hospital on Sunday. It was quite an ordeal to get out of the hospital. In the morning the surgeon said he looked good enough to go home so they would put the orders in to discharge us.

Well we waited....and waited....and waited.

I kept asking the nurse and she would say she had paged the team but they had not answered her back.

Nick had also had a stool earlier that morning that look and smelled like c. diff. I just knew he had it again but the doctor said he didn't think so because he had not had any antibiotics so it would be unusual that he would have it. But I told him its the smell, c.diff. has a very particular smell. So he ordered it to be tested.

Of course, when we finally got discharged at 9:30 p.m. and about an hour after we got back home the doctor called and said that he tested positive for c. diff. and would be calling in a script for Flagyl to the pharmacy.

And yesterday evening Nikolas just couldn't get comfortable. His nurse, Maya, checked his stomach and he was very distended and his bowel sounds were hyperactive and he hadn't had a bm since Sunday. So we called the hem/onc nurse and told her what was going on she told us to go to the ER to get him checked out.

Long story short, he was admitted and they are giving him IV flagyl, miralax and a suppository. With just having surgery and the c. diff. they have to be extremely careful. The c. diff can be very dangerous and cause a lot of complications. So far though, he seems to be doing great.

On a brighter note, we will be getting an MRI of his brain tomorrow. We've been trying to get it for awhile because of increased seizures and this raised area on the side of his head that seems to new and getting bigger.

We're praying to be out sometime after the MRI tomorrow.

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