Johnny has early ileum. Apparently, because of his bronchitis and COPD, his intestines did not get enough oxygen and they partially shut down. The bronchitis also triggered the atrial flutter. He's doing better and is now on a liquid diet, so at least he won't starve. He's not in as much pain, either, and might get to leave ICU this weekend. Then he'll have to go to the coumadin clinic periodically for his heart condition and stay on meds for 30 days. If his heart is not back in normal rhythm at that point, they'll use the paddles on him.
I want all of you to know that your messages have been very uplifting for me!
Thankyou for the update Habee. I'm sure you must be feeling pretty wrung out. I remain hopeful for your husband and you. All being well, you'll be home together in the very near future. My best wishes for his speedy recovery ... and that your nerves don't fray too badly
I'm so glad to hear this, habee. What an ordeal for the both of you. I'd like to echo frogdropping's words, and let you know I am also grateful for this update.
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That's good to hear Habee. I'm praying for his smooth and speedy recovery.
(Ileus? Or Ileitis?)
I'm glad the medical team connected the dots, and showed how this cascade of issues are related. That had to have boosted your confidence in the team a bit.
I hope the pain continues to subside, and Johnny graduates from ICU. Then hopefully everything else will continue to sort out.
Thank you for the update, Habee.....glad to hear Johnny is improving. I'll continue to send positive thoughts your way.
Good news this time! Thanks for letting us all know, habee. As you have perhaps deduced, you are in a lot of thoughts here, and your updates are important to us.
Glad he is on the up. Looking forward to the news when you get him home again.
That explains it. Glad your husband is better now habee! You take care also.
Thanks for the update...I hope he gets better and better everyday!
Sounds like things are coming together for recovery. Its a relief to have a handle on it and I hope our thoughts and prayers add to that. Wish Johnny the best from all of us. Things are looking up.
What a relief to at least know what caused it! I know he still has a ways to go, but at least you know where the road leads now.
Thanks for keeping us all posted.
Please take care of YOU! I know you must be (dog) tired, so how about getting yourself a nice, relaxing massage?
great news to hear they have found the cause and can medicate.. i guess you need to sit down and relax as well!
take care both of you- when he rests you rest!
Holle - it must be a great relief to all of you to be out of ICU, a very scary place. I hope that Johnny is on the mend and that you can both take time to sit back and enjoy life with full appreciation. Sometimes it takes a real scare to remind you how beautiful your life really is. God Bless you and your family.
Holle - I join the chorus here on the relief that you know whats wrong and that Johnny is in recovery phase. My prayers are with you both. GB
Thanks for the update, still sending positive thoughts and healthy wishes your way. Take care!
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