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dunny2
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   Posted 6/27/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my hubbys surgery is over, but it was awful. It took 6 hours, and a further 3 hours to stabilize him. He lost about 3 units
of blood, then for some reason had a bad nose bleed, apparently they had his blood too thin... Then his B/P bottomed out 86 palp
whatever that means. He came round enough to fight the breathing tube, but thankfully now they have him fully sedated, and at
the moment is stable. ICU, says they will call me if there is any change. I didn't want to leave him, but the staff told me that I
looked worn out...
His incisions are large, there's one running down the middle of his abdomen, and one on each of his thighs about 6" each, that's
where they joined the by-pass to his femoral arteries. He does now have a good pulse in his legs and feet, so at least the by-pass
is working.
I pray that there will be no more incidents, but I don't think I'll sleep tonight
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Crohn's 4 ever
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   Posted 6/27/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Awwwwwwwwwe, Dunny, my heart and prayers go out to you and your husband.  This has truely been a rough road!  They say God doesn't give you more than you can handle.... I think you paid your dues.  I wish you both a speedy recovery.  God Bless. Hang in there.
Tough times don't last long, tough people do!


Pooie1981
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   Posted 6/27/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll say some special prayers for the two of you tonight. Sounds really intense.. don't forget to take care of yourself as well.. I know it is hard to think of yourself in a time like this but the last thing he needs is for you to go into a flare or anything !!

Take care, wish you both well !!
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Currently in a flare since March 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Matthew
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   Posted 6/27/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
A big <<<HUG>>> and an added <<<Prayer>>> for you & your husband.

Sincerely,
Matthew

Jen77
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   Posted 6/27/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Both prayers and hugs going out to both you and your husband. Make sure and take care of yourself too okay, your husband will need you to be healthy and strong too!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 15 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


Writer
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   Posted 6/27/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Very best wishes for his speedy recovery! Take care of yourself, too.

dunny2
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   Posted 6/27/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys, I'm actually waiting on a call from the ICU nurse. I called to see if he was ok, and I was told that his nurse
was busy with him, and she would call back to talk to me. I hope it's nothing to worry about....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


SydneyJo
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   Posted 6/27/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers and hugs for you both. Jo

FallColors
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   Posted 6/27/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers for both of you!! Thank you, Lord, for bringing him through the operation. Now strengthen them both for the recovery ahead and bring swift healing, and may they feel your presence throughout this time.

I'm thinking the next few days could be rough, but keep you eyes on the future and know this is the path to better days!!

Marie-Claire
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   Posted 6/27/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers for both of you.... I pray that God will make his recovery speedy without complications, that he will give you rest and peace from worry very soon.... That you will know God Graces through the kindness of others.... I pray. Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Celey
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   Posted 6/28/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Try to get some rest... *Hugs*
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


randynoguts
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   Posted 6/28/2008 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
big double hug....
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tsitodawg
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   Posted 6/28/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry that you are having such a rough time.  about 6 months ago, I was doing something very similar as my father had 2 emergency surgeries to remove a subderal hematoma from his brain.  It was so hard to see him in I.C.U. sedated, and feeling so powerless to help him.  The support my family and friends provided to him really helped his recovery process, but it was long.  There were many sleepless nights spent on the ICU waiting room floor.  Hang in there and keep doing what you are doing.  Don't ever give up hope and always have a constant prayer in you heart.  There was a time that the doctors told my mom to call all of us children to the hospital to say goodbye and that my father would not make it through the evening.  We as a family stayed strong and kept our faith and prayers going.  I can proudly say that my 73 year old, diabetic father with a bad heart, overcame his coma and blood clot in his brain.  He is doing the best that he has done in years, and I attribute much of this to the support and faith of my mother who never left his side.

gumby44
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   Posted 6/28/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope all goes well from here. Big hugs and lots of love to you and your hubby!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics


Nanners
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   Posted 6/28/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Vicki ((((BIG HUGS))) and many, many prayers for you and your husband. Please as the others have said, take care of you too. We love you and are here for you. I pray that the Lord will fill your heart with his peace and that your husbands recovery is quick. God Bless you both.

Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/28/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope your hubby gets well soon.
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justjenjen
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   Posted 6/28/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Get some rest (though I know it will be hard!) and keep your spirits up. We are all praying for you and yours.

dunny2
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   Posted 6/28/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Looks like all your thoughts and prayers helped. They are going to take Keiths ventilator our later on today. They've brought him
out of sedation, much to his dislike, as the tube is very uncomfortable, and of course, now his having pain. But the improvement
in him is really good... I've left him for a couple of hours so I can catch my breath, but I want you all to know how much you all
mean to me. God bless all of you, and thank you from the bottom of my heart...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Jen77
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   Posted 6/28/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news Vicky! I don't blame him for wanting that tube out though, doesn't sound like fun! But it's wonderful that he's improving. I'll continue to pray for him!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 15 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


dustspeck
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   Posted 6/28/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
hey vicky! i am glad to hear your husbands doing better!! may his recovery continue to go well :)

best wishes!
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


gachrons
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   Posted 6/28/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky Sio glad to hear Keith is doing better. Sorry I wasn't around to give some support but you know my thoughts are with you and get some rest and food when you can. Won't be long he"ll be getting stronger each day. lol gail

dunny2
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   Posted 6/28/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Back from the hospital late tonight. Keith is doing quite well. Pain is a big issue, they're now wondering whether the epidural
has been placed correctly. They are now giving him 2mg's of morphine hourly, this has lessened the pain for him...
Another problem has arisen... His "good" leg is now very hot and swollen from the knee down. They put a doplar on his foot
and they are picking up a pulse. Just got to hope there isn't a clot in there.... He's also been very tearful, I've never really seen
my man cry, but he is now, over the smallest things (like me leaving the hospital). It breaks my heart, he cries, that makes me
cry, so we end up looking like a couple of wrecks. I shall be so glad when he's home safe, and driving me crazy again. God love
him... Talk soon LOL
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 6/29/2008 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky, My prayers are with you and your husband. i hope for a speedy recovery.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


LynnRN
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   Posted 6/29/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending more hugs and prayers your way. :-)

Crohn's 4 ever
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   Posted 6/29/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Dunny, I know about the epidurals, sometimes they just dont work on some people I am one. I had 3 during labour and only got one 2 hour break, after that they didnt work. My second resection they put one in, because I was "out" of it for 3 days prior to surgery, I could of told them it didnt work, and they were scratching their heads wondering why I woke up pain. Then I had the morphine pump. Hate that too but better than the pain! It is hard to see a loved one in pain, you are both there for each other and that is what love is all about. Your strength will get him through. Take care of yourself, and God bless.
Tough times don't last long, tough people do!

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