On Sunday late morning I took G for a shower, he had been " Off It " the day before so did not rush him, but when I undressed him there was blood ( not a lot ) coming from his back passage . 8 years ago he had his large bowel removed fora rare cancer P.M.P. we only do RARE , so I did not panic , he still has his rectum, and does have mild flare ups of ulcerated colitis, so after his shower I used his medication.
He slept for a couple of hours in the afternoon, on waking he said wee, I said no you have a catheter fitted, I bent down to check his leg bag, and froze ,blood was trickling down his leg.
I called the out of hours Illiostomy nurse , she said get him to Hospital.
After 4 hours of blood tests scans, and poking and prodding he was admitted to Acute medical ward.G does not do Hospitals. I stayed until he had gone to sleep. 12.30, then our daughter took me home.
I returned at 9.30 the next day to be told he had rung the bell 17 times shouting my name and he wouldn't eat his breakfast, when I asked why he patted his illiostomy bag,
It was full, I asked why it had not been emptied, and was told, we thought it had to be changed , and we don't have stock on this ward, we have put in an order I told them all his equipment , was in his locker, had they taken the time to look.
He came home this afternoon,( bet the nurses were pleased)
The outcome of all his trauma, is he needs, an operation, but it cannot be done, he has a hernia pressing on his rectum, and because of his illiostomy, it would be major surgery. And because he doesn't walk it will not give him pain. And carry on using his medication
We will get an appointment to see his Colectrol consultant who will be informed.
Cannot say we all lead boring lives.
But he is home and he is happy, and so am I