I am PLEASED…no, that is an understatement, I am ELATED to report that Jacob is doing 5000% better! He had a re scope done today, and it shows that the clot is gone. There is little chance of a re bleed. He basically has 2 ulcers that were side by side. The doctors say it is unusual for them to bleed to the magnitude that Jacob did. The resident calls him an enigma because he is not a smoker, not a drinker, and not a drug user. They suspect that this was caused by caffeine, but even that is speculative. He is however to give up his two cans of beer a year. Yes I said a year. He also has to switch to Tylenol instead of Aleve. Plus he is NOT allowed to have regular soda. EVERYTHING he drinks must be decaf.
The GI doctor who did his scope in the ER was who did his scope today. He told him “you were very sick when you came in, you didn’t realize how critical you were” Just typing that again makes me cringe. I KNOW how close I came to loosing him, and I don’t want to relive that again. The doctor would like to see him again in 6 weeks. He will come home with Nexium, and thats it. No additional restrictions.
He is groggy from his twighlight sleep, but he was eating a turkey sandwich when I got back to his room from a quick trip home. Dinner will be salsbury steak. So he is off of restrictions. Thank heavens. He had the transfusion IV removed, and is on NO drips. He does have a hep lock in “just in case” but we aren’t going there! We are thinking positively. We are truly blessed.
We are HOPING that he will go home tomorrow…but if not then, then Saturday. Oh how I can’t wait. i will sleep so much better!