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My dh is having his liver transplant surgery right now! Please send prayers and good thoughts. AMAZING UPDATE IN POST 713!!!


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#451 AlmiraGulch

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:48 PM

Chiming in as another who keeps opening this thread to check on you.  I'm hoping you're at your husband's bed side as he begins his journey to recovery.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

I've been checking in throughout the day but now that it's evening I wanted to let you know our family is thinking of yours.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:54 PM

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: I've checked in many times today too.  Thinking of you and hoping no news is good news!  <3



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

Hoping all is well and continuing to pray.

#455 mamiof5

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

Praying everything is going well!!! Sticking to the "no news means good news". Really hoping all went well, and you have been just busy and trying to rest after his surgery and such. Thinking of you and praying for your family!

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:22 PM

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#457 Ali in OR

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:26 PM

Continuing to pray for you all.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:53 PM

Cat, you and your family are in my prayers.  I've also been checking for updates.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:54 PM

Checking. Waiting. Hoping.
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#460 BarbecueMom

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:58 PM

Thinking of your family all day and hoping for the best. (((Hugs)))

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

Another one who is thinking of you and your dh and son. Praying for you all.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:28 PM

Also praying here. :grouphug:

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:31 PM

Praying as I'm getting ready to head for bed.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:44 PM

Checking in. Hoping for the best.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:48 PM

Hoping to hear an update soon... Still praying

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:55 PM

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FINALLY, ANOTHER UPDATE -- I'm so sorry I haven't posted an update but things have been a roller coaster here, and then when I finally had a few minutes, I realized that my iPad had gone dead and the charger was at the hotel. :glare:

The surgeons were able to solve the blood flow issue, but now there is a problem with his heart rate being too fast and his blood pressure being too high. They seem to have made progress on the heart rate, but the bp is still way too high. They seem to think it is an electrolyte imbalance issue and not a serious cardiac problem, but I don't think they are sure about it. It's scary to see them giving dh more and more medications and nothing working. I hope they are able to solve the problem soon because my dh is scheduled for the fascia closure surgery tomorrow (where they reopen the incision, pull all of the muscle and tissue back together tightly and staple it all up.) He is also scheduled for the first drug regiment to knock out his immune system. So tomorrow is a big day and I'm very worried about all of it, especially in light of this heart and blood pressure thing.

The doctors and nurses seem to think they will be able to fix everything but it's hard not to worry.

Again, I'm so sorry I haven't posted sooner. I am running on empty right now. If I'm lucky, I have slept two or three hours in the past few nights. I was hoping things would be looking up a bit more by tonight so I could relax a little, but no such luck. My ds and I are spending almost 24/7 in the hospital room.

I can't even begin to describe how I felt when I opened this thread tonight and read all of your posts. Every post means so much to me. I will never be able to thank you all enough for your hugs, support, and prayers. There are just no words to describe how grateful I am.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:57 PM

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:58 PM

Good to hear docs are optimistic. Hang in there!!! I hope all goes well tomorrow.  :grouphug:



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:58 PM

Thank you for the update! Your like family! Continuing to pray.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:00 PM

:grouphug:  :grouphug:  :grouphug:

 

Soooo relieved to hear from you!!!

 

As an ICU nurse, ICU is insane!  For the patient, for the family, for the medical team!

 

Hydrate, dear girl. Eat, dear girl. Please try to rest, dear girl.

 

2 steps forward. 1 step back. Is the ICU Mantra.

 

Hugs and love from everyone.

 

Breathe....

 

 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:00 PM

More hugs and much more prayers. :grouphug:



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for the update, don't feel bad at all about not updating sooner! None of us wants to put more pressure on you, we're relieved to have a going-OK progress report and really are just all hoping the best for you and your family. Take care of yourself and your people and do know that we are all thinking and praying for you and your dh.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for the update. It's good to hear that the doctors feel they can get everything under control. We will continue to think of you and your family tomorrow.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:02 PM

I'm so glad the update was mostly ok! I hope he does well tonight.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:04 PM

You keep hanging in there, we'll keep praying  :grouphug:


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:04 PM

Oh boy. That is stressful. Please try to take care of yourself. Hoping they get the electrolytes balanced and you all get some rest.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:05 PM

Prayers continuing, hugs continuing. Hope you can get some rest. Remember to take good care of you. Vitamins might be a really good idea for you and DS.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:07 PM

So happy to hear from you.

We'll keep praying.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:07 PM

Catwoman, Hugs and prayers.  I was wondering if your phone battery had died.  (Mine is always dead.)

 

How is your ds doing?  My ds is the same age, so I can imagine how rough this must be for him.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:08 PM

:grouphug:  :grouphug: Continued prayers and positive thoughts. :grouphug:  :grouphug:



#481 Ali in OR

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:09 PM

So good to hear an update--thanks for checking in. Choosing to believe the medical team knows best and that things are all on track for your dh tomorrow. I've done the sleeping in ICU thing with oldest dd--praying you can get some sleep and restore yourself a bit. Hugs to you and your son.



#482 Acorn

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:09 PM

Best wishes to all of you. May your dh heal fast and may you find some rest for yourself.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:12 PM

Continuing to pray for your dh,ds and you.   :grouphug:



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:15 PM

You keep hanging in there!

 

Our family sends love, strength, and good humor your way. Prayers being sent before the throne.

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:15 PM

Praying for rest and peace for you and your ds, and for your dh to make great strides in his recovery.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

Wow, that is a lot of stress.  PRAYING!



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

Thanks for the update - more prayers!

Jenn above has great advice for you. You cannot survive on coffee alone (just in case you have been, BTDT). Take care of yourself and ds, your husband is in good hands and uplifted in prayers.

It's good to hear from you.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:17 PM

Many (Hugs)!!

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:19 PM

Thank you for the update...continuing to pray!



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:19 PM

Thank you for the update. I've been keeping you in my thoughts all day. I hope you can rest tonight. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts tomorrow. May the procedure go well so your dh can be on the road to recovery.

Many hugs. :grouphug:

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:20 PM

Cat,  Thank you for the update.  Your dh has been through a lot!  That is a tremendous amount of pressure for the body and I'm hopeful he'll regain a healthy balance in time.  So often it takes time for meds to kick in. 

 

Praying for all of you......

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:20 PM

Again, I'm so sorry I haven't posted sooner. I am running on empty right now. If I'm lucky, I have slept two or three hours in the past few nights. I was hoping things would be looking up a bit more by tonight so I could relax a little, but no such luck. My ds and I are spending almost 24/7 in the hospital room.


I'm glad you updated us, but of course there's no need to feel bad. Yes we were concerned, but your first priority now is taking care of you. You need to be ready to take care of your dh, so try to eat, stay hydrated, and grab some sleep. 

 

Hopefully they can get the bp issue solved, so everything else is able to stay on track.

 

 

More hugs.  :grouphug:  :grouphug:


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:27 PM

I decided to check one more time for an update before heading to bed and was so thankful to see your message. Don't worry about us! Just try to eat and rest and we'll all keep praying and thinking of you and your family continually. 

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:35 PM

Thank you for updating. I've been checking every hour or so all day. Don't come back here anymore if it takes away from taking care of your dh, son, or yourself, though. Don't worry about us, we'll be fine. Just take care of you. Eat, drink, and sleep so you don't get sick.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:38 PM

Thanks so much for the update. Many people are uplifting your husband in prayer, and we'll keep praying for his health and for all of you.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:39 PM

Keep hanging in there!   :grouphug:



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:44 PM

If you apologize one more time I will whip you with my feather whip.

You take care. We are all with you in whatever way we can be. I just lit a candle (which is a way of extending prayer--pray and light the candle which stands as light in the darkness and reminds one to pray again) for you and your dh and ds.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:47 PM

Sending more hugs and good wishes your way.  I hope you can get some rest.