Vincent recovery

by Kate 17. July 2015 16:40
Fortunately, the higher levels of creantine weren't anything to worry about and Vincent's stent removal and PD cath removal went fine.  Just a small bandage covered the spot his tube once was.  From what his mom said, Vincent was on steriods for two weeks and told to "take it easy".&n... [More]

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Bump in the road?

by Kate 11. July 2015 22:00
Vincent was doing great during recovery and had normal labs up until June 27 when he showed a higher-than-normal creatinine level. For those of you whom are questioning what that all means, creatinine is a major indicator of kidney function, and his level was just a hair above the range his has... [More]

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Follow up..

by Kate 26. June 2015 14:40
  It's been six weeks since surgery.  I'm back at work, back to being Mommy 100% and back to socializing and acting like Katie, minus how quickly I get exhausted.  Vincent is doing wonderful.  He's gaining weight, he has a color back to him and his bloodwork and kidney function t... [More]

A visit to the emergency room.

by Kate 10. June 2015 02:04
Friday night was one of the most painful nights I had.  I woke up hysterical in pain throughout the whole night.  This was my first night sleeping without a nurse coming in and giving me medication for pain all night and day.  And the medicine they sent me home with was a lower amount... [More]

Release day! woo hoo!

by Kate 8. June 2015 16:00
Day Four of Recovery:  At this point I was starting to feel better.  I was getting up and walking more than I did since surgery.  I was able to have my catheter removed, my IV fluid and medication taken out and the possibility of being released!!!  I couldn't have been more ecsta... [More]

Recovery conti.

by Kate 6. June 2015 02:15
Day Three of Recovery:  After a rough second night of being tucked into my hospital bed with a new catheter and new IV on top of feeling like I was hit by a semi, I was exhausted in more than one way.  But if you've ever had to sleep in a hospital bed with no ability to move from laying on... [More]

RECOVERY

by Kate 24. May 2015 14:00
Well I sure did misjudge the post-op pain.  Let's just say it was far from a walk in the park.  It's been a week and two days since surgery and it'll be a week tomorrow that I was released.  Unfortunately, Saturday I started running a fever and was extremely ill so I was re-admitted a... [More]


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