Brandon got to come home from the hospital last night. He looked like he felt a little better earlier in the afternoon yesterday, but he seemed pretty miserable when he got home last night. He will do intravenous nutrition at home, and it takes 12 hours (+/-) each day. He will see his oncology surgeon next Wednesday for reassessment to see if he’s strong enough for surgery. He is discouraged because he didn’t come home from the hospital feeling any better than he did when he checked in. This makes sense though because his current symptoms seem to be from the intestinal blockage – the pain, nausea and uncomfortable full feeling. Resolving the blockage is the only thing that will help with those. The nutrition he’s receiving should give him more strength, although he might not feel it while dealing with the other symptoms. However, his stay in the hospital did give his medical team the opportunity to go ahead with the PET scan, the GI scan and several other tests/procedures that gave them a clearer picture of what he’s dealing with. That was beneficial, even though it’s of little comfort to someone who just wants to feel better.
Your prayers and healing energy will help carry him through this next week (and beyond)! Brandon sends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send cards and well wishes. He was touched last week by the huge stack of cards he received within a couple of days!