Frank finished the Octreotide injections last Saturday. That didn't work out too well. During the night... really very early Sunday morning where the jp drain became a big blister (Frank says it looked like a nipple.. which is true) and you could see fluid under his skin to the side of where the drain had been. It really needed to be lanced.
The doctor's answering service said no one was on call. Well... that just doesn't happen! The emergency room would be a long wait... so Frank lanced the blister himself. He alchol swabbed the area and used a sterile syringe to lance it. Boy did it drain!
The doctor isn't in his office on Mondays. We went by there anyway and left a message with one of the doctor's nurses. No phone call from his office until Tuesday. The nurse calls back several times on Tuesday and then again about 2:30 and says the doctor wants to see you now. Well she should have just said 4 o'clock and saved us some waiting time. It was almost 5:30 when we saw the doctor.
The doctor said that Frank should go back on the octreotide... maybe for several more months. There is a once a month injection and we are trying to get that set up. Pharmacies don't order this med much here. The once a month injection is only through name brand name and not the generic octreotide name... so more confusion. What is strange is that Frank had to do this research and not the doctor's office. We both think the doctor is a good doctor, but his office management isn't the best. The doctor said that he was on call Sunday and doesn't know what was up with the answering service and he would check into it.
Frank will have the daily injection meds tomorrow. We have been changing the bandage several times a day and Frank even had to change it during the night last night. This process of healing just seems never-ending. Your prayers would be appreciated.
The other day I opened the bird box when I was sure no parent was in there feeding the chicks and took a couple of pictures. The pictures aren't very good.... so hard to get the camera at a decent angle. The four Carolina Chickadee babies were sleeping. I won't take more pictures because I don't want to interupt their feeding. The parents are coming often today with food...