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Monday, July 30, 2007

Yay!

My Dad is coming home tomorrow (fingers crossed) if nothing else happens. I'm praying that all goes well and he can. It's been a long four weeks. On Friday, July 20 he went to the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg to get the cyst drained that is somewhere by his pancreas. Following the procedure he was in LOTS of pain. He didn't get in for a CT scan until the following Tuesday afternoon. The doctors got the results back on Wednesday late afternoon and suddenly they were in a panic because apparently there were some holes in his stomach and possibly his pancreas. I heard that these were caused by the procedure.

He had already been starting to eat and drink again and they took him off all food and drink (including no ice chips), put in a nasalgastric tube and IV to see if the holes would repair themselves by taking away anything that might aggravate them. They were going to wait 24-48 hours and then if the holes were not yet closed, they were going to do surgery. Well, 48 hours came and went and they decided to wait another 5 days and then do a dye test on Monday...today (send dye through his system and see if there are any places were it leaks out). But they changed their minds again and decided to let him start taking in clear fluids on Saturday to see how he handled that. He got to go off the morphine as the pain lessened and now he's on Tylenol 3. So far he's handling the fluids well. Today they were going to change the clear fluids to a little heavier fluids and see how that goes. He can integrate food back into his diet on his own, they are just waiting to make sure that everything is okay.

No dye test, no surgery, just waiting. Please pray that the holes are closed up and that this cyst wouldn't flare up again (it will still have to be addressed in the future). We are leaving on Friday for our holidays at the lake and he is anxious to come. Pray that he is well while we are gone and that he recovers quickly and regains his strength (he is skin and bones right now). It's been four weeks since he first went into the hospital and we are all ready for him to come home. It's been a long summer already.

13 comments:

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad to hear that he is feeling well enough to come home. We miss seeing him playing his guitar at church!! Give him a big hub from us. Our prayers are with him to be completely healed.

Lots of love.

Charlene said...

I am so sorry...I can't imagine how hard this must be on you and your entire family. you are in our thoughts and prayers...
Hope he recovers well!

Dedee said...

I'm glad he's doing better. I'll keep praying for him.

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Elin said...

Glad to hear that he is tolerating fluids. We hope and pray that we will see him at the lake.

Jen said...

praying right alongside of you
i pray that your Dad is able to come home tomorrow. I pray that nothing else happens. Lord I pray that Erins dad recovers quickly and regains his strength.

Mills' Memoirs said...

I'm so glad he's feeling better, Erin! I will pray that he will be completely healed.

Louise said...

Hoping with you that he can go on your trip!!

Nadine said...

My prayers are with your family. I pray that all goes well and that he is able to come home Friday. I also pray for strength for him recovery and gain back some weight.

Tammy said...

enjoy your holidays away! cherish every moment of it! praying that your dad recovers quickly and that God brings refreshing while you are away.

Brillig said...

Wow! What a lot to go through!!! I'll definitely keep him and you in my prayers.

Andrea said...

I know it's been a tough road for you. Let's hope the worst is now behind you and that you can enjoy the last half of summer with your dad being up and around and h-e-a-l-t-h-y!!

it's me, Val said...

That is great news about coming home. God is so good.

Hope you're hanging in there, darling. I think you've done remarkably well thus far. Big hugs to you. xo

Lindsay said...

So happy for you and your whole family! Have a wonderful vacation - you've more than earned it this month. Love you lots, and keeping you guys in my prayers :)

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