Wednesday, April 16, 2008

alex update from BIL

Well another day in the books. Today was a very trying day for both Alex and I. Poor guy had a fight with a fever and pain today. Things were a struggle. First his iv stopped working right when the surgeons came to look at his bandage. So he had a bandage change with no morphine. I refused to remove his bandage. Was not going to subject him to pain directly from me. He got through it ......but were some rough moments.Iv team showed up shortly after the bandage change. Alex has had so many iv's. Since we have been in the hospital no one has got it on the 1st try. So today they missed 3 times got the 4. I was ready to come unglued. So by the time it came to drink his contrast meds we were in for a fight. He wanted no part. He was mentally tired. With some persuasion from dad he was able to get most of it drank. After he got 3/4 done. It was tiring to come back up. He fought back the urge to vomit until the nurse could give him anti nausea medicine. For the next several hrs we waited to get the ct scan. The scan is done and all we have to do is wait for results. Tomorrow we are excited cause mom is coming. I will keep everyone updated as much as I can.Thanks for all the calls and prayers!


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