It's been an eventful day! The floor doctor came into Kellsey's room this morning with the news that the results of her MRI yesterday were not what we wanted to hear... it showed NO improvement with the inflammation on the outside of her esophagus. Very disheartening. She said that she doubted GI would want Kellsey to eat by mouth and would probably want to repeat the tests in a week... which meant she would have to stay there... in the hospital. I admit, I was really frustrated with this news. I had been praying so hard that they would say that everything looked SO much better and they felt great about her recovery.
Anyway, awhile later the GI doctor came in and he said that even though the MRI showed no improvement, he felt that it was a little unreasonable to keep Kellsey in the hospital indefinitely when they weren't DOING anything for her. He said that if she could eat a soft diet with no problems that she could go home TODAY! Hallelujah!! Of course that was at 9:30 this morning and discharge wasn't completed until 5:00 tonight... such is hospital life! ;) Kellsey was thrilled to be able to eat some mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs and yogurt. She didn't seem to have any problems at all, which is good. We are to keep her on a soft diet here at home until cleared by GI to do otherwise. If she shows ANY signs of bleeding, we have to call 911. Hopefully, that will not be necessary.
Long term, Kellsey still has a long way to go in her recovery. She has a lot more tests in her future... a lot of appointments... scar tissue is a huge worry as she heals. This isn't over for her, but at least she's out of the hospital and in her own bed tonight, and THAT is a good thing! :)