Thursday, July 12, 2007

Complications

I know you are all wondering how my husbands surgery went….The surgery went well but there have been complications. They took out his gall bladder and two small blood tumors off of his liver. They were able to do a laparoscopic procedure and avoid actually making a larger incision. It looked like things went well and he was sent home from the hospital on Sunday. His belly became extended and he was having terrible cramping pains. A heating pad helped relieve some of the pain but it was getting worse. To make a long story short we ended up taking him back to the hospital, thru the emergency room, on Tuesday. They did all kinds of tests on him and said he was leaking bile into his abdominal cavity. Yesterday they went back in, thru the prior incisions, to see if they could find the area that was “leaking”. They could not find it so they cleaned him out and inserted a drain. Tomorrow they will go in again, and try a different procedure, to see if they can find the leak. Hopefully they find the leak and fix it….Please pray of TF and his doctors. I will update as I know more.

13 Comments:

At 8:15 PM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Lucy...I will pray for him and for the doctors to FIND that leak! I know you must be beside yourself and exhausted, all at the same time....Do take good care of yourself, my dear...And give your dear husband a hug from me!

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger Merle said...

Hi Lucy ~~ I am so sorry to hear of your husband's complications after his surgery and do hope the third time op will find the problem and fix it. My prayers are with you both and his doctors. Glad you enjoyed the children's stories. Take care,
Love, Merle.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

Hope your husband's doing better today. I know they have some good hospitals down in Texas. He should be in good hands.

Hea, I wanted to let you know too that I responded to your comment in my last blog there with a comment there myself. You and a fellow Texan had similar responses so I thought I should post a follow-up. No, American women don't want to live in Russia. BTW, Russian men have an average lifespan there of 48 years, so they don't fare that well either.

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Oh great One said...

Oh Lucy I'm so sorry to hear he's having troubles. Prayers? Done and done! Take care of yourself while the Docs take care of TF!

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will keep him in my spiritual thoughts.

DayByDay

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger A Red Mind in a Blue State said...

You are both in our thoughts and prayers.

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger SusieQ said...

Lucy, I am sorry to hear about your husband's health complications. I was hoping things were on the upswing for both of you in that regard. I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.

 
At 11:47 PM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I pray all is well by now and your husband is recovering comfortably. God bless all.

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger SusieQ said...

Lucy, I hope things have improved with your husband.

I have a feeling you've had this happen to you before, but it's new to me. I promise not to do it again but... You've been tagged! (Only do this, Lucy, if you feel up to it. It is no big deal to me at all.)

I guess I'm supposed to direct you to my blog, and then your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the "rules" and write 8 random things about yourself. Don't feel obligated though. But you might like to read the brief write-up I did on you at my blog. I hope I did you and your blog justice.

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger Merle said...

Dear Lucy ~~ I do hope things are going better for you and your husband
My prayers and thoughts are with you both and with the doctors treating him. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger T. F. Stern said...

To all who had so many kind thoughts and prayers in my behalf I am extending deep thanks and gratitude. Lucy brought me home this morning and this is the first chance I've had to read up on "myself". It was a long two weeks and two more expected on road of recovery. How could I go wrong with so many of you cheering me on... TF

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger An80sNut said...

My prayers are at your service. I can only hope that his spirits are up. My best wishes to your family at this time.

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Sorry everything didn't go as well as hoped. How long did he wait to have it removed? Had he been having problems for some time?

I just had the one attack, and they caught it so early. However, mine had quite a bit of damage in a short period of time. During the ultrasound when I was pregnant with Sarah, nothing showed up. But soon after she was born I already had developed gallstones, sludge and a cyst on my gall-bladder. Thankfully, no gallstones had backed up into my liver or gone down into my intestines. That's probably why mine was so easy to remove.

After the surgery, I found it took about a week or so to get used to eating again. I had to learn to put my fork down between bites each time I ate so I'd feel full faster. The digestive system doesn't have that extra burst of bile from the gall-bladder anymore to digest food, so eating too much at once makes a person feel bloated for a day or two. I haven't felt anymore pain or anything, but I have accidentally wolfed down too much food once or twice and got that bloated feeling.

I hope and pray your husband can transition back to eating normally rather quickly. Now, at a couple of months past my surgery, I feel as though nothing was ever wrong. Hopefully your husband will get over this hump and be back to normal again soon.

 

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