Monday, May 6, 2013

Home Again

Today was a long day of flying but we made it safely back home and went straight to the cancer center to get Tim checked out. Dr. Edenfield confirmed the colitis and Tim got some fluids. He's on what is called "bowel rest" for the next few days and is limited to clear liquids only in the hopes we can get the infection & inflammation under control. He also broke out in a rash right as we were about to leave the cancer center. When it rains, it pours!

We have to keep a close eye on him for the next 24-48 hours to make sure he is getting better rather than worse for fear of the blood supply to his colon shutting off. So far he's still in some pain and having some cramping and the poor guy is hungry but his color is much better. His temperature is slightly elevated but nothing to worry about right now, we'll just check it a few times during the night to make sure all is well.

He has been a trooper today and even though today was a really tough one for him, he was really amazing about it all. Dr. Edenfield did tell us that this could've happened anytime/anywhere and is either attributed to a virus he picked up from someone last week or there is a slight possibility it's from the chemo itself. That alleviated a lot of my guilt for taking him on our little adventure!
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