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Butterflythree
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   Posted 1/13/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Tomorrow is the big day for my husband's TIPS procedure, and I am so afraid.  Just wanted to ask everyone to keep us in your prayers.
 
Thanks so much for being here.


Butterflythree
 
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TDT
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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Good luck with the procedure! Prayers being said for it to be a success! BTW, my husbands encephalopathy was no worse after the procedure.

Teresa


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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Teresa, Thanks! That has made me feel a little better. That has been my main concern.
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hep93
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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Prayers will be with your husband for a successful procedure, Butterfly.  Report back to us as soon as you are able.

Hugs,


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frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband today. Keep us posted on his progress.

Lucy

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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Butterfly, I will be thinking and praying for your husband today......
Hang in there. I'll say a little prayer for you also.

Thoughts and prayers........
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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Butterfly

I will definitely be thinking of you and your husband tomorrow.  I will be sending healing vibes your way.  I think your days and nights will be much more pleasant now.  I think you will be able to sleep with out so much fear.  Please keep us updated. God know you have had ENOUGH.

JoAnn


Butterflythree
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   Posted 1/15/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your prayers. I am just checking in before returning to the hospital today. The procedure went well with no complications. He was taken back at about 12:15 pm, and we didn't hear back until around 4:30 that everything went fine. He spent about an hour in recovery and then was taken to ICU. We were able to see him at about 5:45. He has been in a lot of pain, but otherwise seems to be doing well. They have changed his pain medication, and we are hoping that it works. He is having a lot of pain in his stomach and his back. We will find out today when he will be going home. We were told a 1 to 2 day hospital stay.

Thanks again for everything.
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TDT
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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear it went smoothly. Prayers continue that the pain be controlled and you get some rest!
Teresa

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   Posted 1/15/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   

That is great news, Butterfly!  I hope they can get his pain under control and that he can return home soon. 

Take care of yourself and keep us posted.


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exhaused
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   Posted 1/15/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Butterfly

I am so glad things went well.  Keep us posted.

JoAnn


Butterflythree
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   Posted 1/15/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. He is doing pretty well, pretty drugged with medication to control the pain. The doctors expect to release him from the hospital tomorrow.
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mer
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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Butterfly,

I am so glad the surgey went well! Will continue to pray for minimal pain in these next few days. My hubby is having surgery tomorrow....for all things a kidney stone. Turns out all this pain he has been feeling has been a massive kidney stone....who would have thunk it???

Hang in there!

Mer

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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Mer!  I'm glad they found the cause of your husband's pain.  :-)   Let us know how his surgery goes.

Butterfly, your guy must be doing well or they would not be sending him home so soon.  :-)


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   Posted 1/16/2009 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Butterfly

So glad that things went well for your hubby. My continued thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.

Mer

Prayers go to your and your hubby too for a successful surgery.

Lucy

mer
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, all!

Our surgery went well. In fact, this morning before surgery, they did a CT scan, and it showed the kidney stones. But, he must have passed it before surgery (ouch!) because when they went in after it....there was nothing there!! At any rate, they also went a head and cleared out some calcification that was there and scoped all the way up to the kidney, which looked good. SO, he's home resting very well!

Butterfly.....did you guys get to go home today?? How is your hubby feeling?? I do hope better!

Mer

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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great, Mer!  Thanks for letting us know!

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Butterflythree
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   Posted 1/17/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone, My husband was finally released from the hospital around 5:00 pm yesterday. We had to wait for the results of a CT scan before he could be released. We were told a small amount of pain is normal after the procedure but not alot of pain. The CT scan showed a little fluid, but everything else looked fine. The pain has pretty much diminished today. His medications have all been adjusted. His Lasix and potassium has been cut in half. He know longer has to take magnesium or Nadolol (used for portal hypertension). I have been told to watch for signs of encephalopathy and to increase the lactulose if needed.

After getting my husband home from SLU, I had to go to the hospital here in town to see my grandmother. She has suffered with heart disease for many years. During her last stay at the hospital she developed an infection. She passed away today around 10:30.

Mer, I am so glad that things went well for your husband.

I continue to pray for you all.
Butterflythree
 
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