BM have slowed a bit today but my stomach and gut are still very tender. I haven’t had my xray yet but I imagine that will take place tomorrow now.
Spoken to the doctor. He’s going to give me more IV liquids overnight and get another abdominal xray done too just to make sure everything is ok. Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious.
And to make the day even worse, it’s hailing. I made it off ward briefly though, so not all bad. My legs don’t feel so stiff today so if I keep going for little walks, I should be ok.
Had a weird day yesterday; no BM after 10am all the way until this morning at one. All the while, I felt like a balloon was sitting in the stomach and I was very uncomfortable. I have since had multiple BM but it’s still pretty slow going. I’m hoping it was just a one off and I’ll be back on track today.
Also, I had an heartrate of around 45-58 this morning which is extremely low for me. I told the nurse and they’re keeping an eye on that but, again, just hoping it was a weird blip.
Fingers crossed the doctor will be round later today.
I’m now on the last two hours of my second ten hour saline drip of the day (the first one was overnight last night and ended pretty early). I’m torn between trying to sleep throug it and just staying up because the pump will wake me up either way when it ends. I’m not overly sleepy so maybe I’ll just play some games on my tablet and if I dose off, it doesn’t really matter.
I’ve just spoken to the doctor again today; my xray came back ok – no toxic megacolon. Also, the surgical team are still going to come talk to me but it won’t be for a day or two, I imagine.
The steroids seem to be working as well (much better than last time) so my inflammatory markers are lower and my appetite is coming back so I’m hopefully putting on a bit more weight. I’m also hoping that this means to c. diff infection is on its way out as my BM have slowed a little since starting the steroids.
I hardly slept last night so I’m feeling pretty awful today. I’ve been dosing on and off all morning but I don’t feel any better for it. I’ve barely eaten anything either because my stomach is hurting. I’m hoping a nice warm shower will make me feel better but first I need to gather some spoons from somewhere to get out of bed.
Got a bed around six o’clock last night and was just in time for dinner. I’m in an isolation room because of the infection but at least it’s quieter than a ward bay.
They’ve started me on intravenous antibiotics, as well as the vancomycin (which is in gross liquid form), so I should start feeling better soon. They’re going to monitor me over the weekend but if they don’t see improvement by Monday, they’ll try something else. Really, really want these meds to work so I can go home.