OK where to begin... Lifeson had a doc apt today he lost weight. He was 16 lb 6.5 oz in Feb and today he was 15 lb 12 oz. He has always had constipation issues but it was well controlled with miralax until about a month ago he get so bound up and has not been the same sense. So his doc prescribed a liquid stood softener as he doesn't take anything orally and is totally tube fed. So the issues is none of the pharmacies within 50 miles have it in stock and would have to order it and the insurance wont cover it in liquid form and it will cost me $50 a bottle and its not even a full months worth. Then his doc also prescribed a higher concentrate melatonin but again the problem is that no one has it in liquid form in a higher concentrate. They have it in a small bottle of 1ml concentration and it was $10 a bottle and it would only be 10 days worth. So now I'm trying to get the insurance to at least cover his stool softener as I know they wont cover the melatonin.
I'm just so frustrated. If we can't get his constipation under control he mite have to have surgery to put in a poo bag to bye pass his intestines and bowel and if he don't gain weight he mite have to have TPN (total parental nutrition) its a central line placed in his chest and I would have to give him IV fluid with nutrition and proteins in it daily. I hope we get all this figured out and I pray he don't need surgery again he almost didn't wake up after his last one. It took over 4 hrs and it was supposed to be about 45 min for him to wake up and after every surgery it progressively got harder for him to wake up and he also had breathing issues after each one that progressively got worst with every surgery. I'm a nervous reck I don't know what to do I don't think I could handle watching him go threw another surgery.
on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM