Sunday, April 29, 2012

Infected port site and mouth sores on the mend....

Sunday April 29, 2012 - With Jake's port site being infected they have left his incision open so it can heal from the inside out, it will eventually close itself. The wound team come in and change the mesh in it twice a day. I was watching them change the dressing on his port site and its as painful as it was to watch (I could tell on Jake's face that it hurt) I watched the whole thing. They push this long mesh into the wound until it is full and then put new cotton mesh on it. I would have thought they would of stitched it up but they weren't sure how far the infection went into the tissue. Who knew of such medical technology!

 Jake got his picc line in yesterday and is struggling with that. It is in his left upper arm and there is an IV 'cord' hanging out of his arm. The tubing goes up his arm and around into the base of his heart. The Dr.'s finally got some pain killers that have managed his pain and he has been able to get some food down. The oncologist Dr's came into his room yesterday and said that with the weight that he has lost they are going to feed him some nutrient through his IV. They also swobbed his mouth and found out that the chemo had activated the herpies virus in his mouth and so that is one of the reasons his mouth has so many sores. although Methotrexate is notorious for mouth and throat sore. They are able to treat some of them with some medicine, as of today he has noticed that he doesn't have as many throat sores and is able to swallow fairly well. We are hoping and praying that we can leave by tomorrow morning. We will have to come back down on May 3rd for his port placement and next round of Methotrexate as long as he has no mouth sores and is well fed.

1 comment:

  1. I hope everything went well on your followup on May 3rd. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.