Sunday, April 05, 2009

Day +16

Well last night you guessed it I fought with a bloody nose, this morning it had finally stopped. So this morning I got ready and went for a walk, I walked the hallways twice. Went back to my room sat in the chair and then I decided to take a nap I sat down on the bed put my water on my side table, looked down and then my nose started gushing again. I called for the nurse and we had to pack my nose again, and again, and again. FINALLY they decided to call down the Ear Nose and throat specialist. When he came up he took this huge thing out of his bag it looked like a giant pair of tweezers. He ended up pulling out two huge blood clots out of each side of my nose, and two huge blood clots out of the back of my throat. They ended up putting some sort of gel up both sides of my nose it will take two days for that medication to melt. So for the next few days I have to eat, drink and, breathe through my mouth.

My aunts ex-husband, and father to two of her children died this morning, he had brain cancer, and told him that he had 24-48 hours to live. My aunt Robin had a stroke when she was 44 (she'll be 51 in June). So she has been living with my mom for the last few months, because she is paralyzed on one side of her body, she still has seizures, and strokes. So when she found out that Pete was dying it really hit her hard, because they had still remained friends over the years.

Other than that every thing seems to be going ok. They are looking at sending me home later this week.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle....

Susan C said...

Ahh, mouth breathing is so attractive and pleasant. Hope you have some good chapstick.

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle as well.

hockeychic said...

Condolences on your uncle.

Pete said...

Sorry about your uncle. My oldest had bad nosebleeds, and had surgery for an angiofrybroma type tumor. They also used gel packs to pack his sinuses after the surgery. That should take care of the bloody noses, it sounds like your clots were breaking loose and causing the bleeds. The nosebleeds used to make my son throw up, he sometimes would accidentall swallow some blood. I hope this stops your bleeds. Prayerfully, sharon