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Update on my dad's surgery was posted 10/30/1997 01:18 am by Judy
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Thanks to everyone who sent get well wishes, my father really appreciates them. He had the whipple 10/22, 1/2 of the stomach, 1/2 of the pancreas, and surgery lasted over 9 hours. He was in intensive care for 3 days, has had 6 pints of blood and is beginning to eat a little, jello, broth, eggnog, and pudding. He is still getting food thru a tube into his stomach, but the doctor is concerned that he isn't eating enough and they're cutting down on the tube feedings. He is still very weak and doesn't get out of bed very much. We haven't gotten the biopsy results yet, maybe tomorrow we'll hear. I'm concerned that he is becoming depressed, I don't think he ever acknowledged just how serious his condition was, and just how difficult the recovery would be. I talked to my mother and she's going in early tomorrow and talk with the doctor about our concerns. I am so glad that I found this chat room, it really is a wonderful source for sharing concerns and getting information. Thanks again, and good luck to all of you,Judy

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