Day 13

I’ve got a PICC line in now. They haven’t started the TPN yet but I think they are going to soon. I’ve still got my cannula in but that’s only so I’m getting some fluids while I wait. The NG tube is still here. I was hoping they might take it out but when they asperated it last, there was still a bit if green bile coming out. My stoma is still producing green liquid too. The doctor is hoping that by having a few days on TPN, my system might have woken up. We just need stuff to stop coming out of the NG and out of my stoma. Fingers and toes crossed this will all be over by next week.

Day 12 – update

They did a CT scan this afternoon and, although there are no twists in my bowel like they suspected, it does appear my small intestine has gone to sleep. They put in an NG tube last night so I’m no longer throwing up nor do I get major stomach cramps anymore, but it is irritating my throat a bit. Still the lesser of two evils.

As for cannulas, I’ve been through three in twenty-four hours so it would seem my veins are starting to give up.

I’ve been nil by mouth for the best part of a week so they want to put in a PIC line (sorry if that’s the wrong spelling) tomorrow morning so I can have some nutrition.

To be honest, I don’t want anymore tubes in me. I’m hurting and uncomfortable from everything they’ve had to do already and I’m not looking forward to having anything else. But I know it for the best; if I want to go home, it’s through a path of tubes.

Day 7

The NG tube seems to have done the trick as my cramps are almost completely gone. I did have to ask them to remove it today though because it was making me gag. The new cannula is doing well, I’m on IV fluids at the moment because I wasn’t drinking yesterday. I’m on free fluids now but they recommended to see how I go and to play it by ear, so to speak. I’m quite tired still so I’m going to try and catnap this afternoon.