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