Yesterday was Thursday 20th October. Or Day 7
The consultant came round at around 10am and uttered the magic words
"You can go home."
At 4pm, the nurse on the uro oncology team came and said...
"No, you can't."
Calcium level in blood is too low. So they were keeping him in to repeat the blood test in the morning.
Right now, it's 08.45 on Friday 21st Oct. his bloods have been taken.
So it was yet another roller coaster emotion ride day. I was at home waiting, getting the house close to District Nurse Visiting Standard, because she/he will come to the house to remove the staples. Not sure if they will do it in two halves. Because there are A LOT of staples. I bet his wound is close to 50cm. I might measure it when he comes home.
He was on the ward waiting, no one visited in the afternoon because we all thought he'd be home.
I have questions I'd have asked.
Why did they not take his bloods at 4pm last night? ( answer prolly to get truer record due to time ) Then, treatment given if needed?
Why is the calcium so low now? How can we make sure it's not getting low at home? Was it fine the day after the op and is now starting to fall or is it getting higher just not fast enough?? Was it the litre of blood lost in op then because of the extra bloods and fluids list from the drain, coupled with his non eating due to trapped wind?
In a way it's good that they've identified this and didn't send him home to go through the rigmarole of going out today to sit n wait.
If everyone can please cross their fingers and send high calcium thoughts ...
Till the next time.