Hello to all. Karen doing the update tonight. It was a tough day for the bateman today. He’s had a lot of pain and some disappointment. He didn’t get home today, but that’s all right considering he’s had more pain today than any other time since surgery. He found out today that at some point they took him off the rapid recovery program because of that amount of his colon that was taken out and all the nausea he had. It just would have been nice if someone had told him before today. They put him on Vicodin tonight to help with the pain, along with Motrin and Tylenol. He’s getting a sleeping pill, he hopes. Todd, his nurse is his new best friend as he’s the person whose supplying Chris with the good meds and is telling Chris all the information that everyone else has neglected to tell him. He may go home tomorow, but I’m betting on Wednesday. He’s walking alot, I beleive about every 1 1/2 hours-150-200 yards each time. He’s a little crabby tonight, but I would be too. No, I lied. I’d be very crabby and down right bitchy(excuse my french). But tomorrow’s a new day. He did get his first solid food tonight, although he didn’t eat too much of it. Chicken, mashed potatoes and a fruit cup.
I have to get the natives off to bed. Have a good night and I’ll try to keep ya’ all in the loop! (Yes Michelle, that phase was for you.) Karen out.