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Too hard to believe was posted 09/01/2011 10:06 am by next day release
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I do not believe that your friend was discharged from any hospital - certainly not JHU - one day after a whipple. I am not saying you are being untruthful - but somewhere along the line the story has gotten jumbled. Either she didn't have a whipple, or she recalled or recounted her experience incorrectly. It would be impossible to discharge someone 24 hrs after a whipple even if his/her surgery was the smoothest in the history of the world! Certain drainage tubes and medications would prevent a next-day release! Standard of Care procedures don't allow discharge after most surgical procedures - particularly the daddy of all surgeries The Whipple - until there's clear evidence that key systems like GI (nutrition and elimination) are functioning.

My loved one received top notch treatment from JHU - incredibly fast email and phone response from Dr. Laheru and team. Of course no hospital can do everything perfectly and surely the ball has been dropped for someone somewhere along the line. But I'd have to see the paperwork on the case of someone being released from JHU the day following her whipple to believe it!!!

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