Topic: Patty is in the Hospital

Dear fellow CC fighters,
Your posts  bring us so much strength and comfort.  I wish that I could tell you that all is well with Patty.  The news is not good though.  After an EGD ( a scope in her stomach) this morning, it was discovered what is causing the blockage.  The tumor in her bile duct is growing and is pressing against her stomach and has completely blocked the opening to her intestines and nothing is flowing.  She has a gastric tube in place to keep her stomach empty.  She is scheduled for surgery Monday at 1 pm to bypass the tumor and create an opening so food can move from her stomach to her intestines. 
She has a pic line in place and they are feeding her TPN nutrients.  She has to stay in bed due to all the lines she has running everywhere. If all goes well, the doc said she would probably have a week recuperation from the surgery.  He said that the surgery would probably take about an hour with a three inch incesion.   Dear loved ones,  I can't imagine going through this ordeal without the Lord at our side. Patty still has her bright smile.  She knows where her eternity is.  May we all be there together.  What a day that will be.!!   
Love and God Bless,
Ted and Patty

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All my best wishes go out to you and Patty. I hope the surgery alleviates her symptoms - much luck!
-Joyce

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Dear Ted,

all my best thoughts, wishes and prayers go out to you and Patty.  We are all in this together, good or bad!

Barb

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Ted,

Sending you and Patty all my Thoughts, Prayers, and Strength to pull through this latest battle with CC. I will be thinking of you, and waiting to hear that all went well Monday.

God Bless and Much Strength,
Lisa Ann

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Hello Ted,

Sorry to hear about Patty.  I really hope that all goes well for you both.

Cook Family

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Hya Ted, Patty and everyone I am so sorry to hear about Patty. I have been following your brave stance on CC. I do hope that there will be an improvement and some movement in the flow. I hope all goes well. love and light alans mom

U.K.Member

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I hope the surgery is successful and eases Patty's symptons. Count on one more prayer for your wife and your family.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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I hope the surgery went well for Patty.  You are both in my thoughts.

G

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Hope Patty is OK Ted. What a complication! We are all rooting for both of you! Hope the surgery is a success.

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Dear caring loved ones,
I just left Patty a few minutes ago.  Her surgery went well without complications.  She was resting comfortably, with the help of pain medication.  She was in surgery three hours.  The doc said he felt good about the outcome of the surgery.  She was coming out of the anethesia pretty well when I left.  He said she still won't be able to eat for several days and might be in the hospital until the beginning of next week.  Your love and prayers and support are continuing to help see us through Yet another crises
Love and God Bless,
Ted (and Patty)

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Dear Ted and Patty,

thank you so very much for letting us share this wonderful news with you.  I am thinking of you and Patty and sending the best wishes for a speedy recovery. 

Marions

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Dear Ted and Patty It is so kind of you to come on here so very soon and let all of us share your good news.  I am thinking of you both during this crisis.
love and light Alans mom

U.K.Member

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Ted and Patty,

So glad to hear that the surgery went well with no complications. Patty, wishing you a speedy recovery from the surgery. You are both in my thoughts.

Lisa

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Dear caring loved ones,
I just want to send an update on Patty.  She is still in the hospital and not doing  well.  She is weak and only gets up for the bedside potty.  She has several infections and low potassium and albumin and total Protein.  She still has not eaten anything and is living on the IV  TPN and Lipids.  She did take a few sips of apple juice this evening and kept it down.  Dr. Gurino told us today that she could come home anytime she wants to, in the care of hospice.  Dear ones, when the way seems the darkest, we are finding strength from the light of God's love.  Heaven is not an alternative,  it is everything. 
Love and God Bless,
Ted and Patty

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Ted and Patty,

Sending my best wishes and hopeful thoughts  to you and to Patty.

Marions

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

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Dear ones,
Patty is home now and in the care of Hospice.  We are so thankful for them.  Now the ascites fluid has been building and they drew off 3 liters last week. 
Today we are thankful for this day, this minute.  We tell each other all the time that we have this minute, right now and we thank the Lord for this minute.  Patty is weak and eats very little.  She has nausea a lot of the time.  On the good side, she is able to get up and walk around some and her eyes and that smile are as beautiful as always.  She had a really great surprise birthday party Sunday with a cake and candles and a Balloon that sings happy birthday and friends that came over.  Thank you for all your birthday wishes.
Hospice is now on an "as needed" basis.  They have been so wonderful.  All of you have been so compassionate and loving beyond words.  We believe that your prayers are sustaining us.  We keep reminding ourselves of that beautiful day when we will all be exclaiming our praises for our Dear Redeemer and Saviour as we make the journey with all the angels on our way to Heaven.  We get so homesick for Heaven and as the song says, "We Have Finally Made it Home".  We love you all. 
Love and God Bless,
Ted and Patty

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Ted and Patty,

You are in my thoughts and prayers.  May you have many peaceful moments together.

Hugs,
Sara

30-something caregiver

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Ted and Patty -
You are both in my thoughts and prayers.  Cherish every moment.  I have followed your story for some time.  We're neighbors here in Tampa.  My dad went into the hospital nearly the same time as Patty with the same issues.  He now has a stomach drain and the TPN but is transitioning to a feeding tube - they did not attempt surgery.  His cancer has returned and is blocking his stomach/intestine with just a small space to let very limited fluids through.  We're hoping that he can come home this weekend.  God Bless.
Kelly

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Dear Ted and Patty,

I have followed your postings - the loving bond between you is clearly so strong, this relationship will never die, you will live on in each others hearts forever.  I am so sorry to hear about Patty, I hope that you are able to share many tender moments together, I feel for you at this immensly testing time.

With love, Jules

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Dear Ted and Patty,

Please know that the Cook Family is thinking of you and Patty during this difficult time.

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Ted & Patty -
Your postings clearly state your love for each other and for the Lord; you are so blessed in so many ways despite the hurt and pain that you are going through now.
May you continue to have peace; my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Betty

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Ted and Patty,

My thoughts and prayers go out to the both of you. Continue to cherish all the love that you have for one another, as you will never feel alone. Each day and minute that you have together will be a memory that will go on forever.  God will guide you through this most difficult part of your journey.

Hugs and Prayers,

Lisa

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Hi Ted and Patty,  My deepest thoughts and prayers are still flowing your way.  Ted you are a loving ,caring and supportive Hubby.  You are the one who gives Patty the strenght to show her pretty smile and sparkling eyes.  Ted, Patty will never be alone as it is so obvious God lives within her heart.  Ted, you know that we are all here as a group or individually if you feel like sharing. These moments are precious but can also be very overwhelming.  Just wanted you to know we/I are here for Patty and you!  Just email the site or an individual member if you wish. 
God Bless you Both!
Jeff

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)