She passed her Esophagram with flying colors! So much so that the doctors ordered a diet of "Clears PO" starting Saturday morning. This means clear fluids BY MOUTH! This is a HUGE deal... this is also a full month and a half sooner than they had every intimated this could happen.
Before you say... clear fluids, whoopty-doo! Check out this list of possibilities:
Enlive- an apple flavored nutritional energy drink
Carnation Instant Breakfast Juice Drink- in orange and berry flavors
Chicken, Beef and Vegetable Broth
Dude, they have a Slushie machine on our floor!
Here's the deal... her surgeon, Dr. Brilliant-Surgeon the Queen of the Worst Case Scenario shared with me a vision of the best case scenario. You interested? Yeah, I was too.
If everything goes perfect... we could leave the hopspital with the G-tube in place as a "precautionary measure." There is an outside possibility that we never have to use it at home. I am now struggling to not get my hopes up. That "sproinging" sound you hear? That is me failing horribly.
But the pressure is ON. Last night she busted her PICC line. It was a freak accident, but if she cannot get up to speed in three days? We have to put her back under and give her a new line, and back to square one. Currently she has a plain old IV line that is keeping her hydated. So this weekend's family "Fast and Prayer" session is still on. If you would like to join in... you ARE considered part of the Chaos Family via Trial-By-TMI.