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Jim is “eating” while sleeping

Day 2:  For sleeping so much, Jim hit some pretty good milestones today.  All of his dressings were changed, Helen and I helped clean him up a bit and he looks much better now.  The nurse today had him sit in a chair.  He was ok for a while, then he started to not feel so good, so we quickly got him back in bed.  A little later, he started to get that headache that has been a problem.

The nurses say he’s draining as much as any patient having had this kind of surgery, so I don’t know if we’ll see the effects of the “oozing” problem immediately or not.

After I left, they started feeding him through his newly installed j-tube.  They use a pump that automatically “feeds” him small amounts of nutrients into his small intestine through this tiny tube.  Apparently, Jim is sleeping through most of it.

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  1. Ryan
    July 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Glad to hear the surgery went mostly according to plan. We are thinking of you guys and will continue to do so in our thoughts and prayers. Ryan & Diane Fuller

  2. Jayne Field
    July 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Dearest All,
    My vigilant prayers continue for Jim and each of his family.
    I am so very appreciative of your comprehensive updates from surgery to the progress each day. As a caring friend, this has been an anxiety releasing “in touch” tool during this very critical time.
    I rejoice in the success of the surgery, for Jim’s ability to tolerate all his body has been put thru. I give thanks for Dr. Johnson and his team, their skill, commitment, wisdom. I pray for the continuing healing process and Jim’s will of steel to endure what he must. I pray for Jim’s beloved family to work thru this process with him, moment by moment.
    Love to all,
    Jayne

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