Friday, April 9, 2010

Ben came home tonight. YEA!

He was very agitated this morning when I got to the hospital because everything moves so slow. He wanted to just up and leave and come home. I talked to his nurse and she started getting things moving a little faster. She got the colonoscopy moved up from 1:00 PM this after to 10:00 this morning. It went well. He does not have any colon tumors or any cancer. He has diverticulitis. This is NOT diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulitis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

The cauterized what was bleeding, got his hemoglobin count back up with transfusions, plus they have put him on Iron supplements for awhile. They gave him 3 days of antibiotics. They told him to stick to a low-fat, low-salt, low-cholesterol, high fiber diet. He has to follow-up with our regular doctor within 2 weeks.

He is now home in his own bed sleeping. Everything is good and everyone is happy.

Thanks to everyone for all of the good wishes and prayers. Plus for the offers people gave to come and stay with me while he was in the hospital. We love all of our wonderful friends.


  1. I think I lost my first'm glad that your Ben is back home in his own bed again. Also, so happy he is on the mend. You take care too so you can tend to Ben awhile longer.

  2. Hi Kay, Sorry to hear about your hubby's latest problem... Glad though that they found out what ii is and can 'fix' it.... Praise God that it wasn't something worse. Tell him to take care of himself!!!! And ---you take care of YOU too. Okay????

    Prayers and Hugs,


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