May 6, 2013 at 1:43 am #70676
Chris, good to hear Dad’s update! The food is very curious. After Teddy’s Whipple his tastes changed like crazy. His love was chocolate and he no longer wanted sweets. Take it easy at first starting with comfort foods. Nothing fried or spicy. Teddy liked homemade chicken soup, jello, buttered noodles, Oatmeal, eggs (like omelettes and toss in some cheese), and his body and wants will change again and he will let you know what he feels like. No caffeine. He had decaf tea hot and cold. You might also try some nutrition shakes daily or in place of a meal at times. Teddy loved Carnation Instant Bkfst the best. Actually Vanilla and I would blend in fruit usually banana and this is very nutritional. It ok to play it by ear. The worst that can happen is something is made and they change their minds and don’t want it. Sounds like Dad has a good start and he is going to be fine. Congratulations to another Whippler.May 6, 2013 at 1:26 am #70675christinepalmSpectator
Hello again friends,
Thanks again for all the kind words. So far so good on the surgery for my dad. Tomorrow will be a week post op. We hope him to be home by the end of the week. Just in time for his 70th birthday… God willing! I still can’t believe how things progressed so fast. They have him up walking 4 times a day right after, amazing. There have been very few hiccups, so we are considering ourselves very lucky. He is being a trooper. So proud of him! The big day was when he had a poop. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on diet post op or any other helpful information once he is home. Still taking it day by day…. Thanks so much! ChrisMay 2, 2013 at 1:35 am #70674marionsModerator
Chris…wonderful news. Seems that your Dad is right on schedule including the walking up and down the hall. Remember that each day brings him closer to going home.
MarionMay 2, 2013 at 12:05 am #70673RandiSpectator
So happy to hear that your dad had his surgery and is doing well. Thank you for the update. Tell him to take it one day at a time and stay on top of the pain meds. Walking is key, as is staying hydrated.
Keep us updated!
-Randi-May 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm #70672gavinModerator
That is great news about your dad Christine!! Thanks for sharing it with us all and I hope that his recovery goes just as smoothly with no complications at all. My fingers are crossed for that!
Best wishes to you and your dad,
GavinMay 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm #70671pamelaSpectator
Great news, Chris. It is crazy how fast they want the patient up and moving. It is the best thing for them, though. I wish your dad all the best with his recovery.May 1, 2013 at 2:20 am #70670rainMember
This is great news Chris. I am so happy for you and your family. Best of luck with the recovery however am sure your father will do well!April 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm #70669
Dear Chris a big YIPPEE for your Dad. My husband’s also was 8 hours and I could not believe when they had him up the next day. No reason the recovery should not go well also. Have patience though as its a slower recovery than most others. Wishing him a comfortable and hassle free recovery! YEA ! Keep us posted on how he is doing.April 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm #70668christinepalmSpectator
Just wanted to give you an update. My dad had the whipple yesterday. After almost 8 hours, he was out and the good news was all went smoothly. No surprises! They got clean margins on the first cut. Now we are in the recovery phase. They already had him up walking today. Crazy! Just praying all continues to go just as well and no complications. Thanks for all the amazing support and kind words! So appreciated! Best ChrisApril 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm #70667
Alan, April 29th is a good day! Glad you got that scheduled. Grandkids are the best!
You are indeed lucky to have 16! I have 6, 5 boys and 1 Princess, the youngest still at home (other 3 from here in College). Thursday is date night, me and Brandon who is 16. When I was in the hospital for 2 weeks in February he came to see me of his own accord. I said, “Brandon, Grandma never wanted for you to see me like this” and he says, “Oh thats ok Grandma, I just wanted to see your cute face.” Then he would lay across the bed and say, “You are going to be fine, just fine”. Alan, isn’t that what life is all about!! Keep busy with those munchins and the time will fly and then the surgery will be all over with great reports.April 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm #70666alancSpectator
My journey continues. The latest pathology results from my second ERCP indicated adnocarcinoma tumor cells found. Meeting with the surgeon Monday 4/22 for consultation and surgery now scheduled for April 29th. Brigham & Womens received many patients from the Boston Marathon bombings so things have been topsy turvey with them and my surgery was pushed back as it should have been.
My heart goes out to all the families impacted by those terrible acts.
Will keep you posted as things progress. A group of my grandchildren arrived to cheer me up yesterday with a bouquet of daffodils (16 one for each grandchild) and some homemade get well cards. Mission accomplished! Lucky guy I am!April 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm #70665
Dear Alan, whew, glad that’s over. April 19th will be a remarkable day with great results. So glad you are feeling much better! I will be praying for God to come through the Surgeon’s hands.April 14, 2013 at 7:43 am #70664marionsModerator
Alan…a good night sleep you well deserved – wishing for the absolute best outcome with the pathology report.
Fingers are crossed and tons of good wishes are heading your way.
MarionApril 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm #70663mcwgoatSpectator
Thanks Alan. Caroline is one special little girl!!! her inspiring story brings tears of joy to my eyes. We can all take a lesson from her. I can imagine she will be your inspiration in the days to come.
I have a large family also and it means a lot to have them around and ready to encourage me on the down days. Sounds like your family will get you through this. Stay strong!
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
MaryApril 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm #70662
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