Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dad Update

They will be moving dad from cardiac ICU regular ICU shortly. Dr. Birdwell does say he has an infection, but he thinks the antibiotics will kill it and he might put him on antibiotics continuously to prevent a recurrence since the infection keeps coming back. Right now, he thinks the infection keeps recurring in the biliary duct.

He hopes to have him in a regular room by this afternoon. After he gets into a regular room, they will do more scans to check on his lymphoma, but he doesn't know if treating the lymphoma will help his weakness or not. He is going to still start the lymphoma treatments soon though. He said the weakness might be from so many hospitalizations.


Tammy Booker said...

I'm praying for you Laurie.

Susan in St. Paul said...

Good News Laurie on your dad's being moved out of C ICU, and hopefully to a regular room today.

A couple of my friends are on low dose antibiotics for life after cancer treatment and that seems to be working for them.

Being hospitalized can weaken a person quickly, maybe physical therapy could help to build his strength back up?

Laurie said...

Thanks Tammy and Susan

Rebecca Hickman said...

I will keep praying for you and your family. St. Elizabeth has such a caring staff. Sometimes it's nice to give yourself a break and visit the chapel. It's a little haven of peace.