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After hospital care for Whippl was posted 04/30/2002 03:27 pm by Lisa in PA
E-mail Address: lhamilt2@ch2m.com

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Kay, first of all good luck to both of you on the Whipple operation. My mom had the whipple operation in February and we recently got back from a trip to NYC to visit her brother. I would have never thought this trip would have been possible a month ago. My mom was in the hospital for about 14 days and had minor complications after her release. She had a large gas pocket in her large instenstine and to be re-admitted about a week later for another 2 days. My brother and I took a total of 4 weeks off of work taking turns caring for her. Some days we thought she could take care of herself but our surgeron stressed to have someone with her for at least 3 weeks after her surgery due to the complications that 'can occur'. Your husband will need help in food choices and getting protien in his diet to get his strength back. The hospital always pushed ensure and breakfast drinks on my mother but she never liked them. We went for pudding and ice cream for snacks and I always had roasted chicken in the house for a quick protien snack. It is critical for them to eat small meals frequently. It was hard for me to go back to work knowing that my mom was recovering from this operation but she has gotten stronger every day. I am sending positive energy your way. The waiting is the toughest part. Lisa in Pa

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