We are keeping Amos comfortable and awaiting tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent. Many people are asking if Evie will be on again tonight so I will release this blog early.
She had an appointment with her orthodontist this morning and they surprised her with some flowers and balloons. Everyone at Mortensen Orthodontics is cheering her on.
Tonight is the last Judge Cut round before the Live Shows. Evie won’t be on tonight since she already made it through to the live shows but you can see her live on the 22nd.
I was able to do the TPN by myself (thanks to Margene from Aegis) and got trained on the fluid draining today. My sisters, Phoebe and Christy, met me and Dean at the cancer center to learn too so they can help him when I have to return to LA with Evie next week.
Dr. Kundranda explained that Amos is leaking so much internally because his albumin is low and it is causing the fluid in his veins to flow outside and collect in his abdomen. This happens when the body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs. The TPN nutrition and the ability for us to drain the fluid each day will hopefully get him back on a better track.
We found a good use for the gumball machine last night when the TPN machine started beeping and saying there was air in the line.
The only step I forgot today was to check his blood sugar an hour after each TPN cycle ends. It should be between 70 and 150. There won’t be a test. This is just a note to myself. Sometimes the blog is the easiest place to find things.