The surgery “wash” is the pink colour over his abdomen. This is the very first tube feeding starting about half an hour ago.
Mathew is being fed through a pump for a couple of days, then it will be switched to bolus feeds; where we push the formula in through a syringe. He needs 7 bottles of Ensure a day to keep him from losing any more weight. He only got 3 in at the most.
The chemo starts tomorrow. Mathew asked that it be delayed a day to give him time to recuperate a little more. I’m happy as he’ll get some nutrients in today as a head start. His protein levels were below normal before the hospital started the TwoCal drink.