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Complication with the surgery

Lina71912
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Joined: Jul 2012

My mother just had the surgery on7/19. She was in the CVICU for 8 days, then she was transfer to regular floor. But on the 9 th day, we found out her thoracic duck is leaking fatty acid and drain out from the chest tube. She may need to stay in the hospital for weeks or months for that to heal. Does anyone else have this happen? Please share your experience. Thank you!

Lina71912
Posts: 15
Joined: Jul 2012

Hi William,

Thank you so much for your input and the informative article.

My mother condition is not getting better. Beside of the leak in the thoracic duct, she has no appetite to eat, she has blood clot due to the Pitt line on her left arm, her body produce antigent eating up many of the blood platelet and now the her plate count is only 9 because of the medicine to prevent blood clot, and a different type of blood clot med is been giving to my mother, her kidney is not working adequately to produce enough urine, and today they just found her number of white blood cell is increased which is an indication of infection, and she is going to have antibiotic through IV. I asked the Dr. regarding her chance of living, the Dr. said her condition is going to get worse before she gets better. Please pray for her that she will recover from all the complication.

Lina

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