An update since I sort of dissappeared Update 7/20 w/pics

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  1. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

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    dads in a holding pattern at the moment not getting worse but not better enough to have liquids yet so the last time he ate was 7 am on thurs, he's actually hungery but until the distention is going done and he passes gas or true stool no food. they we hoping for liquids today but no such luck. that means we're at at least monday before he comes home.
    the abcess is a diverticulum that most older people get somehow this one got blocked filled with fecal matter and burst into and abcess in a matter of days.
    the major problem is he does not appear sick other than his white blood cell count. But all 3 dr. (we're talking chief of surgery to 5 year residents) have all said that if all they had to go on was his CT scan he'd have been in the OR having part of the colon removed.

    On a happy note we picked up the Puppy today. Bailey is not a bluetick but she NEEDED us. If I can figure out how to post pics of her I will shortly have to make dinner. Our other dog is not totally impressed but he's 8 he'll get over it.
    Off to dinner hope everyone had a great day I'll try to do some catch up reading tonight.
     
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  3. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    Christy~

    Sure hope things get settled for dad soon!!! Poor guy!!!
    Congrats on the new dog!
     
  4. party of 3

    party of 3 <font color=royalblue>i can't believe that i will

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    Christy,
    I will keep your dad in my thoughts and prayers. Hope things are better real soon.
     
  5. morgansmom2000

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    Christy,

    Sending good thoughts north for dad's recovery! Can't wait to see pics of Bailey! Congrats.
     
  6. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

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    quick update on dad
    Things are looking better they will be starting him on liquids today He's thinking food and wanted mom to bring him apples, pears, rasberries and of all things chocolate milk. then he called her back to cancel the order when the nurse told him only liquids today, poor guy hasn't eaten in over 3 days.
    Working on the upload of pictures to walgreens then will attempt the posting of pics. I've never done it before.
     
  7. rlovew

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    Sorry to hear about your dad- I hope he is on food soon- even when he is it is normally soft food first and then others.

    Rebecca
     
  8. DisneyIsTerrific

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    Prayers for your father that he gets better soon.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the puppy picture!
     
  9. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    How is dad doing this evening?
    Hope he is doing well... At least he is wanting fruits..they do wonders for the system! ;)
     
  10. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

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    He's doing better still only liquids but abcess is draining more and nothing with the system, Dr is wondering if there is a dead part of the colon but really hoping that is not the case because that would mean a temporary colostomy then a reattacment at a later date.

    Still trying to figure out how to upload from walgreens any want to give me dummy intructions?
     
  11. tinkryansmom

    tinkryansmom You are one lucky bug!

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    So glad to hear your Dad is doing better. Continuing to send prayers your way!
     
  12. Lisa

    Lisa <font color=royalblue>OMG, I think I am going to p

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    I am glad Dad is feeling a little better. Continued thoughts for further recovery. :goodvibes
     
  13. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

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    I'm glad your dad is doing better.

    To post pictures they need to be a hosting server. Does Walgreen's have a server? I've only used them through shutterfly.
     
  14. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

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    AWM They must not have a server even though they are somehow connected to shutterfly. I'll figure it out maybe.

    Prayers are working THANK YOU ALL!!! One of the nurses was looking at some of the films with mom and she doesn't see anything up there like an impaction. while he still has a long road ahead hopefully we are getting to the bottem of this one. He will require surgey to remove part of the colon at a later date.
     
  15. party of 3

    party of 3 <font color=royalblue>i can't believe that i will

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    just wanted you to know i was thinking of you and your family this morning Christy. hope Dad is still feeling better today.
    :hug:
     
  16. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

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    Day started out great for dad they fed him breakfast and the day went down hill from there. He's back on liquids only and they are still hoping to aviod anymore surgery right off the bat. He knee surgon came in and told him to not worry abt the knees get this over with, his wife had the same thing and so he knows first hand what a pain.

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    This is Bailey We believe she is a Redtick(English Coonhound).
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  17. DisneyIsTerrific

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    Oh, your poor Dad. I hope today is a better day for him and the docs are able to get things under control.

    Your new puppy is so cute!
     
  18. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

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    She looks part German Shorthair pointer
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    Sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers and Pixie Dust he gets well soon!
     
  19. morgansmom2000

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    More good thoughts headed north for Dad!

    Bailey is a beauty! Congrats!
     
  20. joyah

    joyah living on the funny farm

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    AWM We thought so to at first (and still might be) her hazel eyes are what are leading us to redtick. the person we got her from said she was told she was a bluetick but she knew that was wrong. We're waiting to hear from one of the guys tom used to hunt with. He has mostly walkers but hunts with a bunch of guys that have all different breeds. she definately has the hound baying :eek: 2:30 this am something set her off. She also like manure as have all our other hounds. SO the verdict is out till we get some other opinions.

    On the dad front NOT good they took him in for another CAT scan at 10 I'm waiting on mom to call and I doubt she will tonight. I think the options for the Drs are running out. A perfectly healthy guy now is going to be VERY weak and have a mental toll taken on him.
    Sorry I haven't been around much I'm reading as much as I can but not commenting much. On top of everything else the last few days of heat and the garden has taken off. so now I'm canning up a storm.
     
  21. party of 3

    party of 3 <font color=royalblue>i can't believe that i will

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    Christy,
    I'm sending you lots of prayers, thoughts, love, hugs and pixie dust for dad. Hope they get it all straightened out soon and he starts feeling better. :hug:
     

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