Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dealing with Diverticulitis Part 5 - Don Update

It is great to be home.  Don seems to be feeling much better.  We arrived home yesterday and he was wiped out.  He went to bed early but had a tough night sleeping.  His days and nights are mixed up now.  He took a pain pill and slept for awhile but I don't like him taking those because he dreams entirely too much while on those things.  But he does get an hour or two of rest.

Today he ate well.  Regular but gentle and somewhat bland meals.  He even went to work today for about an hour.  He was pretty tired when he came home.  He has been resting most of the day with walks that are short but stretch him out a bit.  In total he has lost about 40 pounds between fluids and just not eating for a month.  Not an ideal way to lose weight.

I cleaned out his drains this morning.  Not much is coming out anymore.  It was pretty easy to do.  I gave the syringe to Sebby who played with it in the pool for about an hour.  Funny! 

Again we want to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, support, food, love, and friendship.  Without all of that I don't know what we would have done.  It is nice to know that we are so cared about.  Will update again in a few days. 

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