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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Post Surgery

Chad's surgery went well, he's resting now.  He finally got back to his room last night around 11:45.  The doctor came and spoke to me right after surgery to let me know how it went.  Let's just say, not what they thought.

The original diagnosis was that the gallbladder was just blocked and they would remove it laproscopically, a few small holes and remove the gallbladder through one of them.  We were informed that if anything changed than they would need to go the traditional route and make an incision.  Well, that's what they needed to do.  After they started the procedure and they were able to see his gallbladder it was more than they expected to see.  It was actually gangrenous, yup that's right gangrene.  From what the doctor told us, it must have been lying there from when he first went to the hospital and his body being as sick as it was just accepted it.  When the new cells came in they saw that there was something wrong and started to fight, which is good news.  The outcome if we were to go home and they waited may not been good to say the least.  The next step is to closely monitor him for possible signs of infections and hope that he heals quickly.

8 comments:

sonya said...

Wow!! Gangrene....so glad the docs got in there and took that stuff out before it got worse. geeze!
thanks so much for the update! hope he is healing fast!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear hes resting...hope you are as well! Thank you for the update!!! Hopefully the surgery will help him feel better more quickly, in the long run...thinking of you both...

Nik

Mary IronMatron said...

Oh dear. Okay. keep us posted. I'm so glad they did operate and removed it.

MaineSport said...

Wow, that's rough- but I'm glad they found it. I hope you get some good news coming your way!

Anonymous said...

Good riddance! Rest up Chad so you can get home soon. Tam

ann said...

so glad they found it and got it out!

Coach Logan said...

Heal up quick kid.

Erin said...

HOly! My father-in-law had his removed the day after our wedding because it was gangrene... he couldn't figure out why he was so sick and luckily went in. You were probably feeling so crappy from chemo/radiation that you couldn't feel the gb as much.... which really demonstrates just how awful chemo/radiation is.

I'm so glad this part of the "cancer journey" is ending for you Chad. (and family!)