Thursday, January 15, 2009

Good News-Bad News


Well, I haven't been very good at giving updates on Kami. Sorry! I haven't really had much time to even breathe! And my public apologies to my sister in law for not calling- I thought she would read the blog. Silly me I forgot her husband was home and had inherited the computer! Love ya Bren!

Anyway, yesterday they scoped her from top and bottom (loads of fun huh?) The good news is that she doesn't have colitis like they thought. The bad news is that she still has pancreatitis. The good news is that her liver function numbers are coming down. The bad news is her pancreas numbers are not. The bad news is that her blood pressure is still not stable. The good news is that they found she is low on some hormone so they are giving that to her. The good news is she is feeling a little better. The bad news is she isn't coming home yet. Ugh- I hate hospitals! I hate that it takes FOREVER to get results and answers.

The doctor did finally tell us yesterday that he believes that she had a stone in her bile duct that was keeping food from staying in her body. They believe that with all the fluids that they have been giving her that the stone has been flushed out (causing her liver functions to come down) The vomiting has stopped although she isn't tolerating solid food very well yet. She is still in a lot of pain from the pancreatitis- mostly after she eats or drinks. She feels more "alive" she says. Right before she went to the ER she said she felt like her body was shutting down. I guess in a way it was. The Dr. actually told us if she hadn't come in it was a good possibility she would have died in the next 24 hours. So....dont ignore your gut!

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and concerns. It is much appreciated! She is bored to tears in the hospital. Her husband has been really good about hanging out with her so I've let him take on that role but he has to work. He took 2 1/2 days off and I hate to have him use up his time. I stayed with her yesterday during the colonoscopy and endoscopy so he could go to work. I wanted to talk to the Dr. and get some answers. My NEW role is that I bring their dog to my house after work and feed her hubby so I'm at least making myself useful and staying out of the way at the same time.

I'll keep you posted!

4 comments:

Stacie Aho said...

Wow! Thanks for the update. Good thing she went in! I hope things continue to get better!

Annie Miller said...

I bet you are so happy to have a diagnosis. Where is "Dr. House" when you need him. I am glad she is getting treated but sorry she's hurting. Thanks for the update.

Maury Harris and Co. said...

poor girl:( I hope you get some answers soon!

Bren's Life said...

Thanks! I've been talking to her everyday now so I am in the loop...