Jeffrey’s Story

Site created on June 5, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Karrie Hitt

I'm so sorry, we are behind with caring bridge updates, here's  a quick snap shot on the last few weeks.

February 18th, 2019
Finally, we are now in ICU recovering for the next few days. I'm so excited for Jeff to wake up so I can tell him the great news. Dr. Truty was able to keep 2/3 of his stomach, they didn't have to remove any major arteries, and his margins are clear! They did remove his entire pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, bile duct. (short version of his report) He will be a Type 1 diabetic moving forward but we will take it! Thank you everyone for being on this journey with us. We are blessed, thank you God! 

February 20th, 2019
Of course he busted out of ICU in less than 24 hours after surgery. We are now in PCU recovering for the next day or so. He had a slight fever and the medical team is carefully watching for infection, blood clots, and pneumonia. Recovery will take along time and I keep reminding him to be patient. Slow and steady wins the race. 🐢 He was able to get up and walk around yesterday and today. 😍


February 21st, 2019
Clear Liquid Diet begins

February 22nd, 2019
Graduated clear liquid diet, started soft food diet.

February 23rd, 2019
Cancer Free for his birthday!

March 4th, 2019
We have left PCU and started having gas pains today. Medical team stated CT scans and blood work came back great. They have no concerns at this time. We started using Gas X for the gas pain which comes and goes. Surgical scar is 70% healed up already. Insulin shots are now part of our normal routine. Over all, Jeffrey Hitt feels tired most days which is the norm for now. Eating has been difficult but we are meeting with a nutritionist and dietitian tomorrow to see what we can do to add more calories each meal. He has stopped taking all narcotics already which is a huge win for us. Only taking Tylenol every 6 hours. Thank you everyone for reaching out and the continued prayers. We couldn't do this without everyone's love and support. 💜🙏👏


 



Seriously lots of LOVE to all of the caregivers out there! 😍🤗 To be in pain is one thing but to watch someone in pain and there's nothing you can do about it.... is also painful. 💜


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