It’s Crystal again, with an update…….
So what brought Chad into the hospital on August 7th is keeping him here longer, go figure!!
For those of you that didn't know, Chad went into the hospital originally that August night due to abdominal pain. They realized over the course of a few days, while waiting for the diagnosis of AML, that he also had polyps in his gallbladder. We thought that they resolved themselves after he started chemo, well they are back. Chad tried his best to eat as much as he could yesterday, those 1000 calories to get him home. We thought it was going well, he decided to try a grilled hot dog and half a grilled cheese sandwich. By 4:30 he was having excruciating pain in his abdomen, on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the worst) it was about an 8, and it lasted all night and hasn’t gotten any better today. They tried all sorts of things to help relieve the pain. They thought it could have just been gas, gave him some tums, but let's just say they didn't agree with him.
So, he's long story longer, he has had a CT scan which showed an enlarged gallbladder, an ultrasound that shows his gallbladder is distended with polyps and he’s preparing for a HIDA scan to see if there is his gallbladder is emptying or if it's blocked. They are going to start him on antibiotics now, in case the gallbladder is infected. At this point we’re unsure what will happen, they could remove it, but then there’s the risk of infection given he has no immune system, or they leave it and hopefully the pain will resolve on its own and we can manage it until it can be removed.
Chad said to me that he thinks that his new cells found the polyps and are telling them to get the F’out…… it makes sense, these new clean cells are fighting what his body thought was normal, but was not!