Just about 30 minutes later, Dr called me and said that Rick did great! He said to keep watch over the catheter site, and on Rick - but he didn't think there would be any problems.
An hour or so later, I was told to come back to him. He was sitting up. Drinking a Sprite. Looked very good. Talking clear. :-)
In less than an hour, he was dressed, had eaten a bite, walked, went to the bathroom, vitals were good. He was discharged!
How does he feel?
Tired. Sore. Fighting the after effects of the anesthesia - bad taste in his mouth being the worst. Throat raw and sore from the tube. He said that the belly feels different. And the bandaging is of course uncomfortable.
Main concern this morning?
His blood sugar is higher than we have ever seen it. (And we have been dealing with high blood sugar since 1995.) It has us both worried and concerned.
And naturally, after all this, it has Rick discouraged.
I am calling his doctors this morning. Praying to get an answer.