Jan 07, 2009
I am home again after 3 nights in the hospital... I had a high fever and my dr was worried I had an infection from the J-tube. Nope. They were worried I had blood sepsis ? or something... I have been on VERY strong antibiotics since the pneumonia and kidney infections so I don't understand how I could get anything else!!!
Anyway... it turns out that I have some type of problem with my intestines not absorbing nutrients. My doctor says I need at least DOUBLE the calories in my J-tube to maintain my weight... and more to gain anything! The nurses locked my bathroom because they thought I was vomiting! I was NOT. I have not made myself vomit at ALL. I am not eating much anymore because I don't have to with the J-tube.
Honestly - I think I'm just going to stay sick. I don't think I can get better.