Got home from the hospital yesterday about 4:00PM. What a day!! Told we were going to be going home early in the morning and then had to wait most of the day to get all the paperwork and arrangements taken care of. But that is normal I guess. All I know is that I was ready to come home!!
The week started out all wrong. We checked in at Duke Hospital on Monday afternoon around 5:00, as instructed. It took about an hour to get checked in and into a room. Mid morning Tuesday we were told that they would not be able to do the feeding tube surgical procedure until Wednesday. Well, that didn’t make me happy at all but then my body kicked in and decided to get a migraine. This one made me very nauseous so there was no way to do it that day. That night (Wednesday) they put in the nose tube and I don’t care what anyone says, I would rather give birth!! The only good thing about this was that they could use it to put in the barrium and I did not have to actually drink it. I was hoping to have my surgery early Thursday morning but it was 2:20PM before they took me in. I was back in the room at 3:45PM.
Not a long surgical procedure at all but….. now the healing begins and there is a lot of soreness at the site of the surgery. We learned how to do the feedings, had everything ready to go and finally got to leave the hospital about 3:00.
It was so good to get home and see my fur babies. They seemed happy to see me too! The supplier for my oxygen came last night at 9:15PM to get us set up and trained on how to use the pump, stand and bags for the feedings. I will be getting fed 12 hours each night and this will supplement my diet with an additional 900-1000 calories per day plus a lot of other vitamins and nutrients that I probably need,
Now my goal is to get all healed up so that I can get back to a more normal routine and do some things for myself again. Not sure when I will get back to the fitness center yet but hope it will not be too long.
Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!!