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Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Quick Update on My Dad

On Thursday evening my Mom took my Dad to the hospital. He was in extreme pain and could barely move. Living in a small rural community, the hospital does not have appropriate accomodations for such things as sonograms etc, so they had to move him to a nearby city for these tests. The doctors kept him overnight.
Friday morning came and he was transported to the city via ambulance with my Mom following behind in the car (worrying her head off). The arrival was smooth and he went for the tests that had been ordered. To our surprise the prognosis was that his appendix had burst and he would need emergency surgery.
WOW! WOW! WOW!
He waited to go into the operating room...for what seemed like forever!!! They took him in believing that he had a ruptured Appendix. The doctor opened him up...and were surprised to realize that the sonogram had deceived them!
He ended up having part of his bowel removed as it was dead and had caused a massive infection.
They removed the affected portion of his bowel, and sent him to recovery where he decided to give them a few complications. He has bad sleep apnea, and was not breathing well...kept stopping. Because of the issues breathing, they could not give him any pain meds...so he was in extreme pain, and is still in the ICU ward at the moment.
They are anticipating at least a 4-5 day stay...barring anymore complications.
Thank you so much for all the thoughts and prayers. My Mom and Dad are touched by your caring and we all want you to know that they are appreciated more than you can know.
I am on my way to see him, and will update when I can
Thank you!

30 comments:

Tamara Jansen said...

Wow! It's good to hear that the surgery was able to find the root of the problem. Hope he has a speedy recover.

onlymehere said...

So glad they found the problem even if the sonogram fooled them, at least they were in the right area. I'll keep him and your family in my prayers and hope he has a quick uncomplicated recovery from here on out.
Cindy

Queenmothermamaw said...

Same thing happened to my young daughter at age 21. She almost died, but that was 10 years ago and she is fine now. Praying for his recovery.
QMM

adsgram said...

Thank God for the fact that your Dad got to the proper facility, and though the diagnosis was incorrect at best, it lead to the proper treatment. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery in time for him to celebrate Father's Day with his loved ones. Have a good weekend..

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

susan said...

That is scary! Hope they are able to manage his pain and the recovery goes well.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, so glad they found out what the problem was! Bless his heart, hate that he is in so much pain. Hope he is on the mend soon and without anymore complications. Take care.

Nancy

Anonymous said...

THIS IS TOOTSIES MOM....THANKYOU ALL FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE. YOU NEVER KNOW THE FUTURE, AND EVERY MOMENT IS PRECIOUS, WE ALL SOMETIMES TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED, UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS. THANKYOU TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, AND ESPECIALLY TO THE ONES HERE AT HOME, WHO JUMPED RIGHT IN TO ESPECIALLY HELP ME OUT, WHEN I NEEDED TO LEAVE. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE CONSIDERED MY FAMILY. I LOVE YOU ALL. GRAMIE B

Sandy said...

So happy it's nothing too serious... they will take good care of him!
You can calm down now!
Tell you dad,, "Blog land is thinking of him"!!
Sandy

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, the combination of the appendix and the sleep apnea doesn't sound like fun at all!! I'll be thinking of your dad and your family. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wishing your family all the best. Take care.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful answer to prayer to find the problem and be able to correct it. I will continue to keep you all in prayer for his speedy recovery. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

CiNdEe said...

I am sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he makes a speedy recovery. That is terrible to have to wait over night when it was a possible appendicitis! It could have been much worse! So scary!!!!!
I can't have pain meds either because of my asthma. I stop breathing. Its the price you pay for being a cool person(-:
I will keep your dad in my prayers!!!!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so relieved they found out what was going on, Tootsie. We will continue to pray for your father and your family while he is in the hospital and while he his healing.
May he be home soon and back to full health.
Blessings,
Susan

Lori E said...

Thank goodness for the hospitals and doctors and nurses.
We never know what is going on inside us do we.

Nutty Gnome said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Tootsie. I've added him,your mum and you to my list of people to send reiki healing to - you all need all the help you can get at the moment!
Huge hugs, Nutty

Tennis Girl said...

Hoping for a quick recovery for your Dad.
Best,
Robin

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Thanks so much for your update - sounds like there might be a bit of a rough path for a bit, but I'm praying for his full recovery quick! HUGS!!

lotusleaf said...

I pray that your father recovers soon

Paula said...

Thank you for your update - I have wondered all day long about him and you both as well as your mom.Many prayers for you and tons of hugs, Paula in Idaho

The Green Pea said...

Here comes another prayer for your Dad, Mom and family. I hope he is feeling better each day. God Bless all of you. sandi

Momof3 said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. It can be so scary. My dad was in the hospital recently too and it was not fun. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Hope he recovers quickly!

Self Sagacity said...

Wow. It's not an easy time for you all. Your family is in my thoughts and my prayers.

Charlotte said...

Hope your father has a speedy recovery!

B : ) said...

Best wishes to all of you - don't worry, pray - it's a much better use of time : )

Valerie said...

I am so glad that they found the problem. That is so scary. I am still praying for him and all of you. Tell your Mom to hang in there. There are lots of people praying everywhere.

Pinky said...

Praying for a speedy and uncomplicated recovery! It is so scary when this stuff happens. Take good care of yourself too! XO, Pinky

Ima Weed said...

Hope your Dad is doing good today and better tomorrow and I wish the same for all your family.

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh Tootsie I am so sorry about your dad. I can't believe they misread or misdiagnosed the situation. That was so unexpected for you. Your family is my prayers and hope he can be relieved with some pain meds now. What horrible pain he must be in. Keep your chin up and let us know how he is doing. Prayers.

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The Japanese Redneck said...

That sounds horrible. I think without pain meds they could have just shot me......