Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Serious developing concern


My father-in-law was rushed to the hospital this morning after collapsing at home. I'm still awaiting word on his condition.

3:30 PM They are still doing tests and conflicting reports, so still no real news. He seems to be feeling better though, so that's good.

3-13-07 3:45 PM

After much confusion at the hospital about this and that and which doctors are supposed know and do what, they finally decided that he has some kind of infection in his abdomen that needs surgical exploration and treatment. Antibiotics haven't worked as expected, and due to his already weakened condition the surgery is risky... but necessary. He is in surgery at this moment. (For all the people who think that the US health care system is great and that problems are rare, kiss my ass. A system is only as good as the people who work it, and there sure is a lot of incompetence out there.)

3-14-07 AM

Apparently, the surgery went well and they think everything will be okay. He's in ICU for a while.

3-16-07 AM

Well, things aren't so good. Despite the surgery and all kinds of tests and medicines he's not improving. One last possibility is that he has severe, systemic Candidiasis. We are still awaiting test results, etc. on that. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.


dhammett said...

You, hubby and the fam. have my prayers.

rafa said...

I'll pray for him.

Rae Ann said...

Thanks, dh and rafa. Just last week completed his chemo for the colon cancer, but the months of it really wore him down. We're hoping that his problems are mostly being weak from that.

Ellen said...

Hey, Rae...I just cruised by your blog because I was thinking about you and thought it was probably too late to call. I am so sorry to hear that your father-in-law is not well. Thinking about you and your family, with love,


Anonymous said...

My thoughts and sympathies to you and your family. I hope things turn out OK.


Bee said...

Dear RaeAnn,

sorry to hear. All my best wishes to you and your familiy.


Rainypete said...

That sucks. I pray he gets well again soon and that you are all holding together well.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

03 18 07

Prayers sent Rae Ann. Hope all is well otherwise.