At M D Anderson AGAIN for Serious Infection after Liver Resection

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pf78248
pf78248 Member Posts: 209
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My husband David is back at MDA in Houston with a serious infection at the site of his extended left hepatectomy, bile duct resection, and hepataticojejunostomy he had March 25. He's been in and out of here numerous times with bile duct leakages and bile duct blockages. This time is very serious. We came to Houston Sunday and he was admitted through th ER. He is totally disoriented and really Ill. Fortunately our daughter and his sister are with us. Please keep in in your thoughts and prayers. He's on antibiotics and his fever is better, but we haven't seen any improvement in the last 36 hours except the fever is down. They are doing cultures and should know more about the bacteria in a couple of days.


Thanks to all of you, David is part of a very special group! You all are the best!

Hugs and Healing,
Priscilla

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  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    praying
    I pray for strength for David to fight this infection, guidance for his doctors and staff to heal David and strength and comfort for you and the rest of the family as you continue on this journey.
    mary
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
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    Oh No...
    Hi Priscilla

    Tell Big Dave hello from Big Tex:)

    I'm sorry you are both in the hospital - but I'm glad you were able to get there - we hate the hospitals I know, but when we're ill, what better place to get the care that is needed.

    I hope David will continue to do better - with you and Sis beside him, I feel good knowing he is in good hands.

    Will keep you guys on my mind and I hope that you will have very good news for us very shortly.

    Peace and Strength being sent to you both:)

    -Craig
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Priscilla,
    I am so sorry to

    Priscilla,

    I am so sorry to hear this. I hope that David will get rid of this nasty infection + be feeling back to normal very soon. You are both in my thoughts.
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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    Priscilla
    Priscilla,

    I'm sorry to hear your husband is back in the hospital with this infection. I am praying now as I type this for him to recover and for them to discover exactly what the problem is soon.

    Hang in there-

    Hugs,
    Lisa
  • pf78248
    pf78248 Member Posts: 209
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    lisa42 said:

    Priscilla
    Priscilla,

    I'm sorry to hear your husband is back in the hospital with this infection. I am praying now as I type this for him to recover and for them to discover exactly what the problem is soon.

    Hang in there-

    Hugs,
    Lisa

    Thanks and an update
    I do appreciate all your kind words. It really means a lot. After about 48 hours we are seeing some improvement. He was totally disoriented and is much less foggy tonight. He had slightly improved bilirubin today. He seems to feel better, too.

    We are taking it a day at a time. But today is vastly better than yesterday.

    Once again, thanks for everyone's support.

    Priscilla
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
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    pf78248 said:

    Thanks and an update
    I do appreciate all your kind words. It really means a lot. After about 48 hours we are seeing some improvement. He was totally disoriented and is much less foggy tonight. He had slightly improved bilirubin today. He seems to feel better, too.

    We are taking it a day at a time. But today is vastly better than yesterday.

    Once again, thanks for everyone's support.

    Priscilla

    YEY!
    Glad he is doing better! I pray every day brings him closer to healing! Stay strong!
    mary
  • pluckey
    pluckey Member Posts: 484 Member
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    pf78248 said:

    Thanks and an update
    I do appreciate all your kind words. It really means a lot. After about 48 hours we are seeing some improvement. He was totally disoriented and is much less foggy tonight. He had slightly improved bilirubin today. He seems to feel better, too.

    We are taking it a day at a time. But today is vastly better than yesterday.

    Once again, thanks for everyone's support.

    Priscilla

    hoping the improvement
    hoping the improvement continues! it sucks when these darn setbacks intrude on us.

    hang iN there and keep us posted!

    ((HUGS))

    Peggy
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    pf78248 said:

    Thanks and an update
    I do appreciate all your kind words. It really means a lot. After about 48 hours we are seeing some improvement. He was totally disoriented and is much less foggy tonight. He had slightly improved bilirubin today. He seems to feel better, too.

    We are taking it a day at a time. But today is vastly better than yesterday.

    Once again, thanks for everyone's support.

    Priscilla

    I am so glad he is doing so
    I am so glad he is doing so much better + hope he will continue to feel better.
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Glad for the improvement
    I somehow missed the first post, so I'm glad to see that he's improving some now. I will pray that this trend will continue!

    *hugs*
    Gail