We DID end up coming to the hospital... and we're still here. Trying to figure out the diarrhea... trying to get the diarrhea stopped...
Joe's been losing so much of his nutrients due to the loss of fluids, so they've been pumping him full... Saline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus... He's over acidic, so he's getting sodium bicarbonate in his saline, as well as pills two times a day... and more.
He lost his appetite due to the Flagyl that the PA had prescribed. He has a hard time eating some things since he's had the sores in his mouth (and apparently throat) due to the chemo. I've tried sweet talking, threatening... Sometimes he'll eat a bit for me, sometimes not. Frustrating.
Tomorrow will make a week since he got himself admitted. I spent 3 night sleeping in a recliner... then Joe got mad at me and made me go home Tuesday night. I came back Wednesday tho... with a couple bags of foods that I know that he likes and will eat, when he can.
Right now, he's napping. We had a looong night last night. Supper was beef stroganoff... it was very good... until about 11:30-12 last night. I got diarrhea... he got worse diarrhea... we were tripping over each other getting to a bathroom. Fortunately, there is a public bathroom just outside our door. We were double timing. It went on until about 4 this morning. From 4 to about 7:30 we were finally sleeping, and they came to take him down for an xray. He JUST got settled back down around 10. He's napping good now, and hopefully will be able to rest pretty good the rest of the day.
Sis and my Lochy Buggie Girl will be here around noon to visit a bit, then I think Mom and Dad may come up later tonight. Our Friendly Neighbors have been up two nights in a row... Gary's been really worried about Joe. They is brothers from another mother.
That said, I should get off of here and make sure I'm ready when the girls get here. Just keep us in your prayers... this isn't a pleasant time...