Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dad Update

Dad was put back in ICU today with fever and low blood pressure. The antibiotics are causing severe colitis, but the antibiotics are needed to treat an, as yet, undefined (possibly blood) infection.

The fluids given to him to increase the blood pressure cause other problems and the chemotherapy weakened his system to cause the infection. We're all very tired and confused. We saw lots of doctors today and I have notes somewhere upstairs, but I don't feel like getting them.

Basically, the way it was explained to us is that he has three different problems (lymphoma, pseudomembraneous colitis and low blood pressure) which are all worsened by whatever treatment they use for treating the other problems. That doesn't even count the blood clots and the pneumothorax which were discovered yesterday.

Not good.

7 comments:

jen said...

Oh, God. I'm so sorry. That's awful and tiring. I'm praying that a solution is found soon!

Gnightgirl said...

So sorry to hear this; I'm glad you keep us posted on your father, I check in every day. Hugs to you, dear.

Jean said...

Oh no, cuz, please let us know if there is anything we can do. How is Aunt Ruby doing? Yall holding up ok? I know it is very hard, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love yall..take care and God bless

Susan in St. Paul said...

I am so sorry, you guys are going through hell.

Hang in there, and keep fighting.

Barbara said...

Though I don't know you, I'll keep your dad and you in my prayers.

Found you at The Bayou.

Jill said...

I'm so sorry you all are going through this. I've been there and it is tough. Hoping for the best.

Laurie said...

Thank you, everybody. Your comments mean a lot to all of us.