Post # 1
We got a call today saying that my uncle was rushed to the hospital. He woke up not feeling good and started vomiting brown blood everywhere (sorry I know TMI). They did a cat scan and found his intestines looped in 5 spots and dead. They rushed him into emergency surgery to try and save as much as they could. They ended up taking almost all of it out so he can no longer have and digest food. They have to do more surgerys to put an intervenous port into his neck to deliver nutrients directly into his blood stream. 🙁
he has been living with a hernia for 10+ years now, so it’s not a huge surprise, but it feels like all of this happened suddenly. Like he was relatively fine one day, the next.. All of this happened. So basically I just need some good healing wishes or prayers or juju or whatever you believe in to go to my uncle.
Post # 3
sending you prayers and good juju!
Post # 4
Oh, that’s terrible. I’m glad they were able to successfully complete the surgery. I hope the surgeries he has left go well and that he recovers.
I’ll be praying for him.
Post # 6
Warm fuzzy feelings coming your way! And to cheer you up – an adorable picture of a baby pig:
Post # 7
I am sorry you are going through this! I was an ER nurse for 10 years and there are all sorts of horrible things that happen to people. I’ve seen countless terrible car accidents and if anything it makes me more aware that we should always tell the people we love how we feel about them.
The “port in the neck” is called TPN – it’s not usually a long term solution but is good for now and the best part about it is it can be tailored to peoples individual nutrition needs based on blood tests of the sodium/potassium/etc levels in their blood.
He may have a long recovery but I hope for your family everything gets headed the right direction.
Post # 8
So sorry to hear this!!! Try to remember that while things could always be better, they could also ALWAYS be worse. At least you still have him around. 🙂 Sending many well wishes and get better soons your uncle’s way.