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Advice please

Yuiop
Yuiop

Hubby has had a bad night, he was exhausted yesterday after drain on Wednesday. Got home Thursday.

Before bed last night he was sick, hadn't eaten all day, only had a little ensure and some water.

Put his feed on last night, and he brought it all back up at 5 this morning.

Just went up and his bowels have moved big time! He is covered!

Has anyone else had this?

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Without jumping to any wrong conclusion, this may not be liver related, but simply something he may have picked up while at the hospital. It should be remembered that hospitals are notorious places to pick up an infection. I think if you was to ring NHS 111, they'll most likely advice you to wait 24-hours to see if symptoms clear. Just to be on the safe side, check to make sure that the vomit and diarrhoea isn't black in colour. If it is, get him up to A&E or call an ambulance.

Yuiop
Yuiop
in reply to Hidden

No blood in it, I’m gonna call Edinburgh as his night feed is a different make, just to make sure.

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in reply to Yuiop

Good Luck.

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Agnes,

Sorry to hear that, really tough on you. Any sign of any blood call an ambulance. I caught a nasty infection after a drain, not picked up in the initial samples. Shame it is Saturday, I would call 111 and take advice. It’s possible that an ambulance would be required. How is the drain site looking, is there more than usual leaking? That was the indicator of my infection.

Mark

Yuiop
Yuiop
in reply to Hidden

No leaking at all , I called Edinburgh about the night feed, they gonna call me back.

Agnes

grace111
grace111
in reply to Yuiop

I hope all goes well for hubby and its fantastic that he has someone like you to take care of him and not wait until its a complete emergency. you wifes are a fantastic lot of the posts i read. xoxo

Edinburgh called me back, call 111 and ask for district nurses number.. I called 111 and they don't give out this info, and district nurses won't come out to discuss feeds! Now waiting on a call back from 111, in the next 3 hours. One thing for sure, hubby won't be getting that feed again until someone tells me it's not that! Edinburgh didn't know who changed it. Phaff.. Oh didums!

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in reply to Yuiop

District nurses around here are a bloody nightmare Virgin Health Care, do not expend needless energy on that cul de sac. Poor response from 111. Might be a good idea to call an ambulance 🚑. Is he still struggling?

They will assess him at home and make the call if he needs to go in. A report will go to the GP.

Yuiop
Yuiop
in reply to Hidden

I'll wait and see what this call involves, he hasn't ate, drank or taken his meds yet. Sitting sleeping. Think all the trauma earlier has taken it out of him . Took my sister and me an hour to get him washed, then out of bed, then washed again. Was forced to call for help this morning, no way would I have been able to deal with this myself. My sister was a good nurse for 40 years, so didn't mind one bit coming to help. She said anytime I need her, she will be there, that's my priceless sister.

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in reply to Yuiop

Agnes,

Great to hear you have support, especially someone with medical training. In the current maelstrom, remember that your husband is very ill and listed for transplant. As mentioned, I picked up a post drain infection, 17 days in isolation.

Mark.

grace111
grace111
in reply to Yuiop

keep us posted. we are wishing you well.

Well didn't get a call back from nhs24. He hasn't spoken, eaten, drank, took meds or moved all day. Wrenched a lot since 4-00 this afternoon. I just made a cup of tea, he won't take water. He will not be on tube feed tonight until I have answers. If no improvement by tomorrow it will be hospital .. He will have no choice.

Jumbot
Jumbot
in reply to Yuiop

Wrenching is a sign of blood poisoning, I know I had it, trust me your husband does not know what he is doing get him to hospital. So much better to be safe than sorry, I had a shunt put through my liver to help blood flow, the result was blood poisoning as the Liver could not sort the blood. Woke up in Grasse Hospital as we lived in France, didnt know what had happened

Got the call back 6 hrs later! Gonna send a doctor out in the next couple of hours...

grace111
grace111
in reply to Yuiop

thats good. you must be relieved to get that call. wishing you well. dear lady. xoxo

Hope the doc has been and you have a course of action. Sounds awful, hope he improves soon.

Doc came out lat night and gave h injection for sickness. He drank a glass of water at midnight and managed to go to bed. I didn’t put on feed. I will get hold of district nurse tomorrow about feed. Hopefully he will eat and drink today. New day and chin up, thank you all .

mncold
mncold
in reply to Yuiop

Hi Yuiop,

Wishing you and hubby a better day and clearing of symptoms.

Best wishes,

Mary

Hi. Sorry to hear you're both having a rough time. I've never had a drain so I don't know much there. I had to go into with a bad bowel problem 2 years ago. My liver wasn't good either. My stomach got worse after I went in and, as Richard 64 mentioned, I contracted a chest infection and an uti after admission. Steroids gradually helped with sickness and appetite. Is you husband due to see anyone soon? If the sickness and stomach trouble persists it might be advisable. Keeping hydrated and electrolyts balanced is a must as I'm sure know.

I really hope he gets better quickly and remember to take care of yourself. Best wishes

Coralsun

Yuiop
Yuiop
in reply to Coralsun

I'll find out if it's the feed tomorrow hopefully . Planning to speak to district nurse re: feed. That was Edinburgh transplant units advice.

Agnes

Right. I did wonder when you said had a feed if that meant medically fed. I'm not really aware of this either. I do hope you make progress tomorrow. He's sounds really poorly and I do know how hard caring can be. Bye for now.

Coralsun

Hubby was a bit better yesterday and today. Put him back on feed last night, half doze, half speed. Been ok today. Will put him on 3/4 for a couple of night before going back on full doze. Glad that's all behind us! That was a nightmare! Fingers crossed x

grace111
grace111
in reply to Yuiop

thats good to hear dear well done for percevering xoxo

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