No more lines or tubes and he's being discharged in the morning. We are both looking forward to our recliners and our own bed. Joe will rest and continue healing for a few weeks while waiting for a phone call from the Oncology Department to schedule his first appointment . Then we'll start the next segment of this journey. But that tomorrow isn't here yet.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
As much as Joe wanted to go home today the doctor just couldn't let him. He is concerned that Joe' s abdomen is still pretty distended and he's not drinking enough fluid or eating enough food. It's hard to eat or drink more when your tummy feels full already. Dr. Wants him to be able to get down 1000 cc's a day of fluid which could be either water or juice. He understands the lack of food intake because taste is connected with smell and his "smeller" isn't working too good yet because of the tubes and oxygen cannula he had in his nose. It's going to take time. Joe knows he can do this. He just has to put action to the knowledge.