Count was hospitalized on 8/27/11, after he passed a gall stone that caused Acute Pancreatis. His gall bladder was removed on 8/31/11, but instead of getting better, he got worse. He has not eaten solid foods since he was first admitted. He is not in pain, thank God, but in order for the pancreas to settle down, it has to be starved.
He is being fed intraveniously through a PICC line in his vein that he carries around in a small suitecarse. Home Health Care nurses are coming to the house to change his "feed bag" and teach him how to do it himself.
All of the nurses and doctors say it just takes time for the pancreas to settle down and heal itself. It could be weeks or months. He is very happy to be out of the hospital and back home. I'm sorry if I wasn't able to respond to any emails during this time, but I've been with him at the hospital.
I will be going back to work tomorrow and he will be busy with visiting nurses, doctor appointments and tests. He will have time now, to read your emails and would love to hear from everyone.
Please keep him in your prayers for a "speedy" recovery.
Best wishes from a really tired wife.
You can e-mail Nancy and Count at firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet give him a call after 26 Sept.11 on his Cell phone 210-462-6481 or Home phone 210-213-2684.