Jameson likes his ketamine; it seems to give him that little something something to take the edge off, although I think he may be watching purple elephants dancing on the ceiling. He is dazed and confused for sure.
The GI doc came by yesterday and gave us a few
more drugs to hopefully help with the abominal cramping and pain that
amazingly still breaks through his arsenal of drugs. He is now on
octreotide to help with the diarrhea and lomodal to help with the
cramping. Feeds are still on hold but he may start trophic feeds again
tomorrow or the next day. He'll be the only turkey in the room
tomorrow. At least he is still allowed to have his lollipops and he
His NJ clogged and needed to be replaced yesterday.
I was hoping the nurse would let him yank it himself but that would
only reward sassy behavior. :) Maybe when he doesn't need it
anymore.... The new NJ took forever to get in; J just wasn't
cooperating. But we did get it in so he can at least get his oral meds.
He is still bleeding out of it but the GI doc thinks scoping it would
be too much of a risk at the moment; radiation has made everything
inside very fragile. And he must not be losing too much blood because
his platlets and hemoglobin were both surpisingly good this morning. I
can't remember the last time we've gone 2 or 3 days in a row without
getting something transfused. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet
priceless gift to give this season, please consider donating blood.
Sunday Hubs and I both had a chance to hold Jameson. He was in a lot
of pain that day and we were all hoping extra cuddles might help. I
hope you enjoy the picture of me holding Jameson. I haven't held my
baby since the beginning of September and it was wonderful and scary all
at the same time. Then he got too hot and pooped so cuddle time was
over. Hopefully we'll be able to hold him again when he is more
Thank you for your prayers and love. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!