Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Well, Judy ended up in the hospital last week trying to get her blocked bile duct unblocked. They put her on IV antibiotics overnight and the jaundice, the fevers and the pain all stopped by the next morning. They toyed with replacing the stint right away, but ultimately decided to wait until the end of her 3 months to do it. That would have been on Jan 26. The surgeon was already just way over committed.

However, they called back mid-week and said they had decided to move it up and so they rescheduled her for yesterday morning at 6 am. I really dislike those early morning surgery appointments. They are so hard on both Judy and me.

The surgery went very well and we got home about noon. Judy had a good rest in the afternoon and we were actually able to go to our Ward Temple Night last night. One of the sisters in the Ward (Sister Mordecai, who I have home taught for many months now) took her under wing and helped her throughout the evening. She did really well!

On the way home we stopped at Cafe Rio and picked up some soup and salad and she was able to eat a larger than normal portion of that. However, she has lost a lot of weight this last year, dropping from 220 lbs to 160 lbs. She now looks like an emaciated little old lady. She is little more than skin and bones. She looses 1-3 lbs per week. She just has little appetite, and when she does eat it often comes back up. The Ward is really good about bringing food in, but she just doesn't eat much. She often feels too nauseated to eat!

Perhaps today will be a better day!

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