Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back from Ohio...should have stayed?

Things got very hectic after we got home from Wooster. I am just now catching up on emails. Bob and I got home Monday afternoon from Ohio. We went to work Tuesday, but Wednesday Bob had a colonoscopy scheduled recommended by our Dr. because Bob recently turned 55. So early Wednesday morning I took him to the clinic for the procedure. When the Dr came out and showed us a photo of a large polyp it came as a surprise but he said he had removed it and would send it to the pathology lab and have results next week. If there were any suspicious cells he would suggest that section be removed.

Bob was discharged and we went home, stopping by McD's for a breakfast sandwich. And then home for a nap. It went downhill after that. Bob couldn't get any relief from the bloating caused by the air they filled him with for the procedure. We called and they said walk around and lay on his left side. He couldn't stand the pain to lay on his left side but did walk a little. Then he sat in the recliner for a while. He called me over and said his neck felt funny when he ran his fingers over his skin it crackled like bubble wrap. Another call to the Dr and they wanted him to come in at 4. So back to the Dr office. A quick exam and the Dr asked which hospital we wanted to go to. Removing the polyp had perforated his colon. So over to the hospital for emergency surgery. He got out and into a room at 10 last night. This morning when the surgeon came in to answer questions he drew a picture of the colon and showed us that he removed over half of it!

Bob is doing really well for the type surgery he has been through. They told him tonight to use more of the morphine drip, he hasn't been pushing the button very often. He was able to get up three times today and walk a little more each time. We should get the pathology report tomorrow and the surgeon suspects it will be malignant. So we would appreciate everyone's prayers and good thoughts.

3 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

You are both in my thoughts! Get better Bob!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh wow, what a shocking, eventful week! You must both be emotionally exhausted!

Bevy said...

WOW! I'll be praying for his quick recovery. What a shocker! :(
God bless you both.