Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Surgery Finished /Update

Dad had his surgery done yesterday morning. It was a 4 1/2 hour surgery. He had the tumors removed, along with his spleen, half of his pancreas, one adrenal gland, a small part of his stomach and 2 feet of small intestines removed. (Yes, it was a BIG surgery). The doctors did this because his tumors had been so large and this had to be done to give Dad a better chance of not having another recurrence. He also had his colostomy reversed.

He is recovering well. He has walked today and his NG tube (the tube down his throat into his stomach to drain bile and fluid) should come out tomorrow. They are watching his blood sugar, since the pancreas produces insulin. He has an epidural and a morphine pump to control the pain for right now.

Please keep him in your thoughts as he continues with this long recovery. Thanks so much for the support and love, and I will try to keep everyone updated on how he progresses.

Much love,
Mary Beth

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