Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Today they have him a bit more comfortable. They have him on something stronger than morphine which seems to be relaxing him a bit. He also seems to be vomiting less but still has an occasional episode. He wasn't able to eat or drink anything until about 5:30p because he was having his stomach drained again. The doctor was sure there was a lot of fluid in his stomach because it was so distended, but unfortunately that was not the case. This indicates there might be a problem with his liver or bowels. Whether it is blockage or something else we aren't sure. His belly rubin and liver count are also elevated which again points to the liver or bowels as the culprit. Tomorrow they will do a procedure on his liver that tries to locate the problem. Other than that, his blood pressure is doing better and his white blood count is still elevated but not rising. Also, if you have any specific questions feel free to leave a comment and I will try to find out the answer for you. Thanks.