Hi, I'm Dr. Petryshyn. It looks like you've undergone a Laparoscopic Splenectomy surgery and it's your fourth hour in recovery. If it's okay I will be monitoring and charting your input and output levels throughout your recovery process here at John Hopkins Hospital.
Hi doctor it's nice to meet you, we were wondering, what input and output levels are?
We are essentially measuring what you are putting into your body and what is coming out
And how do you do that?
We measure intravenous, oral, and blood intakes, so basically what you eat, drink, and what we put in you like IV fluids. The outputs we measure are things like urine, feces, and any emesis. This is all measured in ccs which are essentially milliliters.
It's important to measure to ensure that there are no complications that are arising due to the surgery like edema or dehydration, and that your gastrointestinal tract is working properly by absorbing all the essential nutrients you are putting in.
Why is this important?
I'm happy to help, please let me know if you have any further questions. And Emilio, stay strong and stay hydrated to ensure a healthy recovery process!
Thank you for being so informative, we appreciate it