Thanks to all for the good wishes. My follow-up appt. isn't until Jan. 3rd, and I'm not too happy about that. The drain will then have been in for 3 weeks. I'm taking Keflex, but only for 5 days...so I'm wondering how safe it is to leave the drain in that long. However, I would have to deal with heavy dressings, as I did after the hepatectomy, if it is removed now. I've been feeling very feverish, although my temp reading is normal. My oral thermometer may be broken, though. I'm also feeling very nauseated since yesterday. All I've had to eat today is a piece of toast. I had a very good appetite in the hospital. I'm also sleeping most of the time. I'm taking Percocet, but only one about every 8 hours. The surgeon is aware of my complaints. If I start feeling worse, I will just get myself to the ER.
Post Edited (Pink Grandma) : 12/20/2007 6:31:12 AM (GMT-7)
Connie, I am so glad that you are feeling better today. A little redness at the drain site is normal because of irritation. Just watch that it doesn't get any bigger or worse. Sounds like you are on the mend tho. :) As you improve your appetite will return. Eat lots of veggies and fruits. Can you take Vit E? If you can it is helpful because it is a tissue healer.
Love & Hugs, Shelly