Is it really hump day again? Time is still a blur! Katy is doing much better today. She is still on several meds to keep her levels stable, but they are reducing the levels as she is maintaining more on her own. This whole thing has been strange in many ways. Katy has had a mostly fluid diet, that has plenty of sodium and electrolytes, and has urinated normally, yet was said to be dehydrated. I am wondering if the colonectomy is playing a role in this. I have read that the majority of fluid absorbtion in the body occurs in the large intestine, and, with Katy not having one, if this could cause her to not absorb the nutrients and fluid needed? I will be addressing these, and many other, issues tomorrow.
Katy has been in great spirits all day. Her smile is so infectious! She was hungry today, but had a little trouble with the food that was given. They have reduced her meals to more fluid based foods, and will increase her solids as she can tolerate. I have several meetings planned for tomorrow to discuss all of the possibilities, and options, for the next few days. Time for more wait and see.
All in all, today was good. The only thing that was disturbing was an uninvited visit from an aquaintence to Katy’s room. I have asked for anyone wishing to visit to contact me to schedule an appropriate time for visiting. There are so many things happening right now that at certain times, though we would love to see everyone, it would be counterproductive to have guests. Also, due to some of Katy’s current conditions, there exists the possibility for some uncomfortable, and/or embarrasing, situations. This person showed up, without benefit of a call or text, came into the room uninvited, and then created friction. As a result of this incident, I have closed (officially with the hospital) visiting to anyone without myself, or our family present to approve, and monitor, all visits. I have no idea what this person was thinking, but I was in complete disbelief at the audacity to barge in and presume to act as this person did. I am sorry if this presents a problem to any of our friends, but I don’t think it will. I am present at all visits that would be appropriate for visitors, so I am sure no issues will arise.
I will continue to write as more info becomes available.
Love to all,