Derek’s pain level this morning was not good; he was really suffering. His surgeon came by to check on him and decided to send him down for a CT scan. The good news is they didn’t find anything to be alarmed by, the bad news is that Derek is still feeling pretty cruddy. His pain decreased a bit after the CT scan and he and the doctor’s think it really must be a muscle issue. Prior to surgery, Derek had many problems with muscle cramping, typically in his toes and legs. But it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility that he is suffering from a muscle strain and muscle cramping around his internal organs. He also mentioned that they filled him up with fluids prior to the CT scan and he wondered if maybe the cramping/pain had something to do with being a little dehydrated.
Hard to say. It’s such a challenge being in the hospital, multiple doctors doing multiple rounds all seemingly working on their own possible theories. Coupled with exhaustion and pain and it’s a recipe for the occasional melt down. Last night the doctors tried a cocktail for sleep that included Benadryl. Sadly, it had the opposite effect on Derek and he was up all night. Derek is hanging in there, but man, we all just want that magical liver to arrive. Tonight the plan is to return to the previous sleep aid, listen to an NHL game
the Bruins game for a little while and try to get some rest. A cruddy morning turned into an ok day and Derek even ate half of a little pizza. Let’s all hope tomorrow is sunny and filled with some smiles. Goodnight faithful blog readers!