There was no MRI done yesterday. I finally heard from yesterday's provider (I don't want to always say doctor because half or more of them are PA-C's and one was an NP). I can't even remember what time it was she called, sometimes after dinner, as I was watching some news. They had decided to do another CT scan later that afternoon.
I told her that the provider I talked to on Friday evening said she was putting him on the schedule for the MRI to be done on Monday, when the mobile unit would be there. If by Monday he was doing better and didn't need the MRI, they could just cancel it. She said well, there wasn't one on the schedule, so she didn't know what happened there.....someone dropped the ball. And if down the road it turns out he does have a gallstone in his pancreas and should have had this test I'm going to be really mad.
His CT scan was still showing some inflammation, but negative for necrosis, abscess or cysts, which is what she also wanted to check for. His labs for yesterday were better than Sunday. As they keep saying, this is just going to take time to clear up.
At 7:30 last night she decided to try giving him an oral pain med (oxycodone) and see how he did with that for 2 hours. If pain then they will go back to the dilaludid via iv. I'm not sure, but at 9:30 he must have gotten some more LOL. His texts weren't making a whole lot of sense, but he was happy, LOL.
I just texted him to see if he's awake and how he's doing, what is going on, but he must be sleeping. And another different provider today. Today it is the doctor (yes a real one) who admitted him last Tuesday. Guess we've made full circle. Must be nice to have to only work one 24 hour shift in a week, eh? Makes you wonder if these providers work at the other small hospitals in the area to fill in. I just looked at the provider directory of the small (though bigger than ours) hospital in the county north of us and the provider who was on Saturday and Sunday (an ARNP) was on their list, but he actually isn't on our hospital staff directory on the website, so he must "moonlight" at our hospital on weekends.
Ok he just texted me. Doing ok, a little upset stomach/bowels this morning, like yesterday morning. He's still on the oral pain med and he thinks it's every 4 hours now instead of 2 so that is heading in the right direction. His BP was good all night. Let's hope for a continued improving day.
I received a delivery of a couple of decor items I ordered. Some pillows for the church pew. I think they are pretty cute (and easy to change if I want something different later on) and the dried pampas grass for the tall vase I got to put on the fireplace hearth. The pampas grass is supposed to fluff out more in a few days, as it gets all squished in shipping. I had read in the comments to set in sun 2 hours to fluff out, which seemed to help a little, but of course still nothing like their picture, but I still like it.