Sunday, May 17, 2009

Heading to bed . . .

I am home and heading to bed. Dustin has a small bowel obstruction and fluid in his stomach. They are pretty sure it is not his appendix, but the fluid suggests it may have ruptures. They think they see it on CTscan and it looks okay. They are are not sure what could be causing either problem, but he is miserable.

I finally convinced them to let him have his Chlozapine. I kept telling them that he would NOT sleep and would begin hallucinating if we didn't try to get some in him. They agreed. They have been very kind and super understanding of his disabilities. They said he must be in severe pain! I feel so badly for him. He has an NG tube in right now and they are starting morphine. The Zofram sems to really help the nausea.

Robert is staying the night and I am going to attempt to get some sleep. If things don't change much by mid morning we are probably looking at surgery. He will see a couple of intensivists in the morning and the pediatric surgeon will be back up.

Keep up in your prayers, this could be ugly. Spread the word, we can use all the good mojo we can muster! He is being soooo brave!

6 comments:

FAScinated said...

Dustin and your entire family have my prayers, Sheri! Keep us updated on how he's doing. ~Kari

Cindy Harvey said...

OH man, Sheri! We will be praying for wisdom for the docs and health for Dustin and PEACE for you...

So sorry you're having to go thru all this. :o( Let me know if there's anything I can do, big or small.

Thorn said...

Poor guy! Please keep us updated. I hope things go well for him ASAP.

Jo said...

Oh my heck! I am so sorry! Prayers and hugs for all of you.

Karen Goldner said...

Sheri & Robert, I am so sorry to hear about this! Poor Dustin must be miserable (NG tubes are NO FUN). My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

FosterAbba said...

I know I'm coming in a little late on this (I haven't been reading blogs because of too much overtime at work) but I just want you to know you are in our prayers.