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    Surgery complications

    Twenty plus years ago I had my gall bladder removed - it was routine even back then. Recently my youngest had the same surgery - but it did not go well.
    Simple day surgery has turned into 3 post surgery trips to the ER, the latest via the ambulance, and I think we are at day 18 in the hospital.

    She is being transfer to the major teaching hospital in the state to see if they can help her. To say the least it has been a nightmare. Post surgery she has
    been staying with us (when not in the hospital) so her mom can care for her while her husband works.

    She is battling duodenitis, pancreatitis, stomach not working, bruised liver, etc. Constant vomiting has led to the post surgery ER visits, being severely dehydrated,
    low sodium caused her to have a seizure, and pass out, etc. etc. She now has a TPN bag to receive her nutrients via a picc line. And these are just the highlights

    With Covid-19 she is only allowed one visitor a day and it has to be the same person, so she is lonely, so tired of being sick with no end in sight. I have learned way more about the gastrointestinal system that I wanted to know. Her care at the hospital has been good, but there is nothing like being home in your own bed.

    I am really ready for 2020 to be over! Praying for a miracle. Everyone says the new hospital has the best doctors in the state and that is what she needs!

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    Oh wow - that’s just too many stressors all at once.

    In my experience, the teaching hospitals often get to the bottom of these unusual cases pretty quickly. They have all the specialists and the latest research to act upon. I received my nursing degree at one in Ohio, and worked in a different one in Phoenix for the past 10 years.

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    I am praying for a miracle with you. It sounds like she will be in the right place with the best people.

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    Greg, I am so sorry that she is going through that, especially now, and that she can't get visitors, and she must be so tired and exhausted. I am praying for her and for you and all of your family.

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    I hope they get to the bottom of it quickly. Twice my mother has almost died but the local hospital realized their limitations and sent her to a teaching hospital which quickly located the problem and fixed it. It is harder to see things happen to your loved one than to undergo them yourself, so I will pray for her and your entire family.

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    I'm so sorry for what your daughter is going through, Greg. I hope she is better soon.

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    Sending good thoughts of support to all to quickly resolve this situation. It is sooooo frustrating watching this happen to a loved one. Covid is complicating things further.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers she recovers quickly.

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    What an ordeal, especially for a young person to endure. I hope they figure it out soon; it helps to have youth on her side.

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    I'm so sorry. Prayers going out to her and to all of you taking care of her.
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