Tuesday, April 1, 2008

surgery

The K H was in surgery for about ten hours today. He had a lot of new varices (swollen veins) around the organs in his abdomen. The surgeon removed those, which is a good thing, as is greatly lessens the chance that KH will burst a vein and hemorrhage. But unfortunately, in that process, the surgeon also had to remove the shunt he constructed six years ago. He was not able to make a new one. He also removed part of KH's colon. KH is in intensive care, intubated, and under heavy sedation.

I'm relieved the surgery is over, worried that it was so long and difficult, and absolutely exhausted.
Thanks, everyone, for your kind messages.

13 comments:

mumbliss said...

Hey,
Thank you for reporting, I know you are exhausted. I am so sorry it has been such a hard, hard day. I can't even imagine. I didn't like my little piece of waiting here in Massachusetts.
He will get better and you will have him back in your arms again and driving you crazy. Never fear. I hope you can sleep tonight. Love and more love to all of you. Mumbliss, mumbles, me and all of us here

Java said...

Thank you for the report. I've been wondering. You must be exhausted. I pray that his recovery is swift and sure. Blessings on your family.

sageweb said...

Oh get some rest girl...if you can. The stress i'm sure is intense. Big {{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}} Take care. Best wishes for you and your family. Thanks for the update.

yellowdog granny said...

bless you sweety for taking the time out to let us know what is going on...keep strong..search out and find you a rc cola and a moon pie..

Paul said...

Big hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery for the man. Now rest, relax and put those feet up!

jason said...

You need to get some rest, sounds like.

I hope tomorrow is better than today.

Willym said...

Elizabeth thanks for taking the time to let us know how things went. Get some rest, give the Things a hug. KH has great doctors, a loving family and most of all you to help him through the recovery.

more cowbell said...

Elizabeth, thank you very much for taking time out to update all of us, the worrywart brigade - I checked before bed and you surprised me. Whew. It's over. Now sleep. Things always look better in the morning.

evilganome said...

I checked in, thinking you wouldn't have the time or energy to post, but wanted to check anyway.

I'm glad to hear that the surgery is over and you still have the knucklehead to drive you crazy.

Get some rest, I think you're going to need it. He sounds like a handful.

Susan at One-Woman Show said...

Thanks for the update-- how amazing you are to post after a day like that! I'm glad he got through surgery. Remember to take care of yourself in all of this, too.

Doralong said...

I'm so thankful! You were on my mind very much all day. Get some rest!! That leash you're going to have to keep him on in the coming weeks is going to require some stamina.

Jeff said...

Very relieved for you, the KH, and all the little things. Happy ions continue to beam your way.

citizen jane said...

Good news abounds. Hang in there... and sending you all the TLC and patience and peace and prayers I can muster.