As I sit here writing this my dad is now in ICU with his morphine button. I can’t stop thinking about what he said to my brother & I as we walked into the hospital for him to be admitted. He told my brother & I that if anything goes wrong not to worry or be sad because he’s lived a good 62 years, & that the last 30 years with my brother & I have been the happiest he’s ever been. He had a surgery that lasted a couple hours Monday night. The surgery was to correct a problem with the mesh that was put on his liver. It turns out the mesh was too big & was leaking. This mesh caused a pocket of fluid to form & become terribly uncomfortable for my dad.
This had been going on for 2 years, by this there is a 4lb mass of fluid disfiguring his tummy right above his belly button. He was told he’d have to buy an abdominal binder & live with it… Until.. We found an amazing surgeon who said in fact he didn’t have to live like that & that he was going to fix him. As tears filled my mom & dads eyes you could see the hope that had died come back to life.
Monday night the surgeon spent a couple hours replacing the mesh with a mesh that will dissolve & tighten dads stomachs, he then put in a port (so dad could have the fluid drained from the liver leakage from sorosis), then he began removing the extra skin the mass had created and starting rebuilding dads stomach.
He is now in recovery & although it will be a very long and hard recovery it is a journey he’s ready to take. He’s heavily sedated so he won’t pull out the IV lines or be in so much pain. He already looks better since he’s hydrated as well.
I appreciate all the prayers and thoughts from you all in this trying time. Please keep them coming so I’ll have a little something to show him for motivation.