A Little Relief

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.


About Leslie

Daughter. Sister. Christian. Latte addict. Humble. Goofball. Creative. Crafty. Thankful. Loved. Confused. Loud. Sarcastic. Yoga participant. Football & Basketball lover. Cartoon Watcher.

14 Responses to A Little Relief

  1. Denise says:

    Praying for you, your Dad and family. I hope he finally gets some relief from his pain and discomfort. I love his positive thinking going into this surgery. God bless his doctor and nurses too. I hope to see another post soon with a glowing report.
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    • Leslie says:

      Thank you so much! I’ll pass them along. He’s up in recovery but he’ll be there for about 2 weeks. His dog is going crazy, he misses him & he won’t eat, it’s so sad. Hah, aww. Another post will be followed. I hope your having a great day.

  2. Carolann says:

    Thoughts and prayers for him go out to you all.
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  3. Prayers for your Daddy! That is so rough. My dad has to have a surgery done every 6 months from complications from a cancer he had… It sucks to get old, but it is amazing the technology they have in medicine these days! Your dad is so lucky to have options!! I hope he heels quickly and the pain isn’t too bad.
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    • Leslie says:

      Aww! Your poor dad, that is terrible. I hope something comes along that will be perimenat so he doesn’t have to do that every 6 months. I’ll be praying for your dad too. It is amazing at the technology that is around at this time. I really wish there was a cure for cancer.

  4. Jen says:

    Sending prayers and good thoughts to your dad and you.
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  5. I am sorry to hear that your dad is currently in the hospital. The good news is that he is recovering and has found a doctor who can help him get better. Keep your thoughts positive, he will be find and healthy soon! You and your daddy are in my thoughts. All the best.
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  6. Roaen says:

    Thought and prayers for your father (and your family)! Hang in there!

  7. Dee says:

    Sending prayers for a full recovery, Leslie. That must have been horrible to live with! Hugs! đŸ™‚
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  8. Diana says:

    May God show you strength during this time. Stay positive.
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  9. Mary says:

    Thinking of you and your family during this tough journey. I hope and pray your dad makes a full recovery…hugs xo
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  10. Esther says:

    I’m praying with you! Last night my dad was in the ICU. Today, he was released and went home to rest and heal. We actually don’t know what illness he’s gotten. There are some biopsy results we are waiting on. Just know that I’m praying for you and cheering your Dad on through his healing.
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  11. Aras Androck says:

    I’m praying for your daddy. Get well.
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