Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hi Ho Hi, its back to surgery we go....

Today they gave Cody a CT scan and they found an abscess in his bowel. So back down to surgery where they have inserted two drains and given him another CT scan just to be safe. Plus they checked his blood and found that his hemoglobin levels were very low......no wonder the poor guy didn't want to move or do anything. So they started a blood trans at lunch time and by the time the first bag was finished we were looking at a different guy. Once he gets back up from surgery they will give him a further bag or two of blood and Cody should be feeling like a box of fluffy ducks.

But wow, he scared us. I guess the first big infection is scary as hell and then the next time you know the drill and after the 10th one you hardly blink. I cant ever see my self getting used to this roller coaster ride. But the best news is that he will be ok and no damage has been done by the high temps etc.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

You keep fighting Codster - just more of those darn rocks to climb eh?. Thinking about you and Nat's. - Aunty A xx

Anonymous said...

Cody enjoying a bit of a break from hospital he'll go back in tuesday for new hickmans line as the old one too much of a infection risk due to split in one of the lumens - he's had a bit of food and is managing to eat and enjoy a piece of marmite on toast and a potato and gravy and ive just given him a small amount of scrambled eggs - its good that he can enjoy a wee bit of the good stuff now that the bowel healing - his spirits are better but he is Bored and its sad to see a nearly seventeen year old living like this he should be on the beach with his mates and jumping into the river like previous years - oh well these things WILL happen again one day

natalie said...

that was me the prev comment NATALIE the mother not anonymous - haha still getting a handle on this blog comment scenario and finding my way around how it all works

natalie said...

Hi sis hope all well for you down there in Ch Ch love the portrait of the codster - i love how you did it as its a dead spitting image and quite beautiful = thanks Leon for delivering it safely to us hugs from us