Oct 28, 2005 - 8:59 pm
My pa was dx with rectal ca June 2005. He had multiple scans and five weeks chemo/radiation. Surgery was done October 27, 2005, I just left my pa today.
My pa surgery was about 5 hrs. The surgeon told us it was a very difficult procedure and it took longer then planned. He lost about 1.5 units of blood. There was some suspicious lymph nodes they sent to pathology stat which came back negative. The rest of the specimen will be studied and we will recieve info in about 5 days.
I did leave the hospital last night only to discover my pa was having some bleeding from his stoma. The Dr. was observing him to find out the source. I jumped back in my car to the hospital. They applied a pressure dressing and it has slowed down. They are still watching him closely.
He was sitting up today and They want him to start walking tomarrow. They will keep him for seven days. He is doing well so far.
I wanted to update everyone on his procedure. I want to thank everyone on this site for always responding to my questions and concerns.