GreenAcres-quick question - thank you.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

tekgeeks
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 3/15/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
hi
 
can you please tell me how long the blood pressure spikes lasted post daVinci, my fathers blood pressure is still high(36 hours after surgery), 150/94, just dont know how long this will go on.
 
Thanks
 
 

GreenAcres
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/16/2007 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Tek. While I'm not equipped to answer from a medical standpoint, in our case, we simply had to get the pain under control. This has happened in the past as well for other surgeries, and it also took a jump during the recent hernia repair. Once the pain meds kicked in sufficiently, it went down.

At one point post-da vinci (and this was five days later), we called Dr. F. because the pain was so bad due to an enlarged scrotum (a normal occurrence). He had us double up on the pain meds (2 kinds - one an OTC). We didn't take pressure during this time, though.

Post hernia, the nurses were not concerned about the spike (which was right around 150/94 for a couple of hours or so). They just said the pain meds would take it down.

Please don't hesitate to call Dr. F's office, if this isn't resolved. You'll feel more at ease and they're more than happy to answer any questions/address any issues. Call the main number and tell them you're post-surgery. They'll put you in contact with a nurse who will consult with Dr. F. and get right back to you.

(Perhaps by now, it's already down. And please tell us how he's feeling otherwise.)
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now
 


tekgeeks
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 3/16/2007 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   

thank you for replying.

he is much better, pressure is down too, apparently there was a kink in the catheter tube, and that was causing the urine to stop flowing to the catheter and that could be one of the reasons for the pressure spike, once that was sorted, pressure is down to 140/75, so looks to be okay now

thanks..


GreenAcres
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 3/16/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellent news! Those bags and tubes can get a bit cantankerous every once in a while. If they back up, there's a bit of pressure/discomfort that can be felt, too. Just be sure it's kept below the bladder level at all times and there's no suctioning (the bag sides pressing together) where the top drip portion sits.

And that part will be gone in a few short days!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:27 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,904,304 posts in 318,743 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158131 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, suzen.
212 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
bluelyme, The Dude Abides