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Dad's surgery update

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    Hey… all of your thoughts & prayers must have worked!!!! smile

    Yesterday morning I would have never thought things would have gone as well as they have so far… I think the doctor’s are even amazed. The night before they pumped him up w/ platelets & something to boost his immune system, but in the morning he was running a fever, the pain had increased & the fluid in his drain had changed colors… It was very apparent that the surgery (colostomy) was not only necessary, but also critical. His pulmonologist was sure he would be on the ventilator for a while after the surgery due to his lung condition, but he came right off of it and breathed on his own!!!!! Everything went smoothly! Whew… Now he is in ICU and will be there for another day at least. The doctor said that he is not out of the woods yet and that the next three days are most critical. I think my dad feels a renewed sense of strength since he cleared that first major hurdle… I don’t think he felt he was going to make it….But he sure did!! I am cautiously optimistic, but optimistic none the less!!! Just taking it one day at a time.

    I can’t thank you all enough for your concern,encouragement, care, support, prayers, etc., etc..

    Hugs to all,



    *HUGS* to you Kathryn!
    I’m so glad that he got through the first hurdles with flying colors. I hope he continues to get well. We’re here if you need to “talk”…


    Kathryn, i’m so happy your Dad came thru the surgery so well. Will keep him in my prayers that everything goes well and he will come back
    fighting and better than ever.


    Hi Kathryn,
    I am so happy your Father surgery went well, I hope he is well on his way to recovery, and he can start his Vidaza treatment again to battle the MDS. Best wishes Kate


    Great news Kathyrn!.
    Glad it’s over and you can breathe a little sigh of relief.

    Take care,


    Yay Kathryn!!



    Great news, Kathryn! I’m so happy for you and your father. I’ve been in the hospital the last few days with my father, but I’ve been thinking of you all and wondering how things were going. Thanks for keeping us updated. I’ll keep the prayers coming.

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