I can’t believe it’s been a over week since I last updated and I’m afraid it’s gonna be a long one much like my hospital stay.
Ok so totally I’m on ward 17 at stoke Mandeville Hospital Aylesbury been here for 5 days or so. I’m going to be here for two weeks at least,
In my last post we had discovered the fact that I have been diagnosed with kidney problem and also was having to have a full-time catheter well, 1 out of 2 is still true. My hydronephrosis (swollen not draining kidney) has now resolved because of the full time catheter which is great, but, it means a catheter has to stay which isn’t great so bit of a, sorry, not sorry situation.
We also found out that I had a UTI which was the cause of my temperatures and I also had an infection in my peg site the *new one.
My PEG died
So who’s with update of where we are at the moment my new peg has broken physically broken it’s unusable! So needs replacing! ordinarily this would be a simple one in one out procedure but as the tract the stoma is new it needs time to heal before it’s safe to switch it out. without that, I have no source of nutrition so I’ve had to stay in hospital and be started on something on TPN.
Parenteral nutrition is the feeding of nutritional products to a person intravenously, bypassing the usual process of eating and digestion. The person receives nutritional formulae that contain nutrients such as glucose, salts, amino acids, lipids and added vitamins and dietary minerals.
Tpn is given via a picc line which is like a canula but a lot lot longer it goes in the top of my rear left or right arm across your chest into your heart. Mine has 2 ports and one for TPN and one for fluids and medicines.
So that’s my update for now. I can’t seem to get on with writing much atm. So apologies if this hasn’t flowed well.