Monday, June 8, 2009

Jess is home from the hospital. It has been a little over 24 hours since she last threw up. It's as if she turned a corner last night. I sure hope it stays that way. She's very tired and has been sleeping for a while. We'll have a follow up with Dr. Matchell this week. I'm going to ask him if he will have lipase checked when she has blood work done. I actually don't know much about that but know that it is connected with the pancreas and the few times hers has been checked lately it has been high. If the numbers are falling that could very well have been the cause of some of her problems. I'm thinking if the number is falling and she continues to keep food down we may not have to go see the GI. That would be nice to have this problem correct itsself. Poor girl has really had a tough time since surgery.
I was gone for about 1/2 an hour and when I got home Jess had thrown up while I was gone. I no longer know what to think.
I think I had more I was planning on saying but can't seem to think of it at the moment.


Gracie said...

Oh goodness, Judy! I was excited to see the vomiting had stopped, then seen she did it again! We know there are risks involved with BLA because those organs get shifted around in there during surgery.

Look up There, you can look up lipase and it will tell you all about it, what test to do with it, and what it all means. It also says certain drugs can raise the lipase level, such as codeine, indomethacin, and morphine. Is she still taking any pain killers? If so, do they have these in them?

I hope they get it figured out soon! I know it is a worry! I'm thinking of you guys! Hugs for all of you!

judycolby said...

Hi Gracie, I was excited for awhile too. I was also worried when they said they were releasing her, I don't have access to IV's at home!
I've been looking up lipase levels. I lost the page where I found this info but it said if levels rise slowly it could be an indication of blocked ducts. She has hardly taken any pain killers since surgery.
How are you feeling?