Monday, April 29, 2013

Disappointment (mixed with a little fear)

I am not in the mood to do this post, but I feel I owe it to my faithful readers.  Cliff did not come home today.  The doctor wanted to make sure there was no bile escaping into Cliff's belly, so they did another scan.  Guess what?  
The first thing I said was, "So maybe that's why he feels so awful and has no appetite..."  
Doctor said, "Ma'am, he isn't going to have an appetite six weeks from now.  We had to take his gall bladder out a piece at a time because it was bonded to his liver.  If it had been any longer before he had surgery, he would be dead."  
Oh.  
So yes, bile fluid is leaking either from where they put the T-tube or else from some German-named, useless ducts on the bottom of the liver.  Tomorrow some other kind of specialist (gastro-something) will put a stint in the duct, if the problem is at the T-tube, and they will remove the T-tube.  If that isn't where the bile is coming from, he will get a stint in a different spot and keep the tube.  
I am not going into the details, but there are a lot of "ifs" to this procedure.  

29 comments:

ADB said...

A great worry, Donna. Keeping Cliff and yourself in thoughts, and hoping for a successful outcome to this saga.

Becky said...

Oh dear. Complications really suck. I hope they work all the kinks out and Cliff gets to come home and heal really soon.

Lori said...

Hang in there Donna!! I'm sorry for this set-back, but I'm sure they'll get it taken care of. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way!!

TARYTERRE said...

Prayers are headed your way from all of us for Cliff and you. Keep your chin up Donna.

my stuff said...

I am praying for you both. God hears me even if I am in Mexico. Much love to you both.

my stuff said...

I am praying for you both. God hears me even if I am in Mexico. Much love to you both.

Back Porch Writer said...

I was so hoping you all were home and this was the "afterwards" entry. I'm praying for you. Wish I were there to take you to dinner or do SOMETHING!! Just know I'm praying and I will pray more specifically. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I'm really sorry to hear this. I continue to pray for Cliff and for you.

Celeste Sanders said...

This is not what I expected to hear. He will be okay. He has to be okay, he just has to be. He still has way to much living to do.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'll continue to pray all will be well.

Average Jane said...

So sorry to hear that. I'll keep you both in my thoughts.

Jerry & Vikki said...

Well that stinks...sending positive thoughts Cliff's way. Hope the next procedure is successful and he is on the road to recovery soon.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'll say prayers for no more complications and a good outcome! Take care.

Angela said...

You've got plenty of prayer headed your way, lady. God bless you both.

Paula said...

Prayers for Cliff and for you to be able to cope.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad they checked before sending him home though! Medical stuff is very, very scary. I got to be quite an expert on it,much as I hated that. Sending you all my love and prayers--healing thoughts too. xoxo

Pat said...

Donna...I'm so sorry for this set back. I have you, and Cliff both in my daily prayers. I pray Cliff will soon start to feel better. May God wrap his living arms around both of you. Take care my friend.
Hugs, Pat

Jon said...

Unfortunately nothing is ever simple when it comes to surgery and doctors.....Hang in there and take it easy. My prayers are with you and Cliff.

Sheila Y said...

So sorry that Cliff had a setback. Prayers that all goes well and he is home soon and healing. Take care of yourself too. Sheila

Flat Creek Farm said...

Will keep you two in my prayers. It's true, where doctors are concerned, nothing seems simple. Prayers.. will be thinking about you. -Tammy

Jean said...

Praying for both you and Cliff.

Traci DeSheles said...

Praying for all of you!

Traci DeSheles said...

Praying for all of you!

Cliff said...

So, so sorry. I hope this turns into a good outcome. Prayers are on the way now. c

Carlene Noggle said...

I just saw this post and am so very sorry that Cliff has run into a road block. I am praying for him to recover completely soon. I know the fear that seems to settle in your stomach when you have a loved one who is sick, so I am praying for you too my friend. love, carlene

Helen said...

Still sending prayers for him and for you also.

krueth said...

Oh so sorry to hear of Cliff's setback, but at the same time so thankful they found it before he went home and continued to get sicker. You are such a strong woman, you need to keep on for Cliff right now. Prayers for both of you. Wendy

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry! Give your fears to God and be glad they caught it in time!!!

Mrs. L said...

Tell those docs we've got an eye on them.