Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bone strengthening

Yesterday afternoon, Josh was admitted to the Surgical Ward for a calcium infusion. Of course there is an official name, but basically a drug is administered through an IV drip, taking about an hour. Calcium and other vitamins are given via his PEG a number of times over the next few days. His calcium levels are checked day 1, 3 and 5, and the remainder of his stay, about 3 days in total, is to watch for any side effects which usually include flu-like symptoms, headaches and nausea.

It's more than 24 hours since his IV transfusion was completed; so far there have been no obvious side effects. Josh has had an increase of secretions - in fact last night I was up to him about every hour - but this change was noted before any treatment was started yesterday.

Jojo is sleeping right now, but still "gurgly".

As is usual, JF stays with Josh during the day, so I spent some time moving more stuff over to the "new" house today.

Hoping Josh stays well, and sleeps better tonight; my eyeballs feel as though they're gonna popout! ;-)

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