June 19, 2015 at 2:30 am #88682darlaSpectator
Sorry to hear of this new turn of events. This is why we compare this disease to a roller coaster ride. Hopefully he is on his way back up. I will keep my fingers crossed that he will continue to improve.
DarlaJune 18, 2015 at 11:32 pm #88681
Thanks to all for your positive comments. Unfortunately my husband developed fever again early next morning. He had fast heart rate and shortness of breath. We rushed to the ER. Chest X-ray showed plural effusion on the right side that covered 2/3 of his right lung. ER doc drew about 2L of fluid, and he was admitted to the hospital. He has been on iv antibiotics and started to feel better today. I pray he continues to improve.
LeeJune 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm #88680
Excellent news, thanks for letting us know! Keeping my fingers crossed for the improvements to continue for your husband and also for him to continue with that feeling better feeling as well!
My best to you both,
GavinJune 17, 2015 at 3:17 am #88679
Great news. Just make sure he drinks gatorade or something similar to make up for the fluid loss and according to our Interventional Radiologist it should only be a liter to a liter and a half out put daily. Hope this helps his feel better. So glad things went well.
KrisVJune 17, 2015 at 3:08 am #88678marionsModerator
Lee…..wonderful, wonderful news. This is a most welcome break for you.
MarionJune 17, 2015 at 1:38 am #88677lainySpectator
Great, Lee, just what the 2 of you needed. Thank goodness!June 17, 2015 at 1:22 am #88676
My husband had biliary catheter placed today. Lots of drainage came out so far, and he started to feel better. My fingers are crossed for continued improvement. Thank you all very much for your prayers and positive thoughts.
LeeJune 16, 2015 at 12:30 am #88675marionsModerator
same here, Lee, everything crossed on this end as well. Tons of warm wishes are heading your way.
MarionJune 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm #88674
Keeping my fingers crossed for you and your husband. Hope that everything goes well.
KrisVJune 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm #88673
Thanks for that Lee. I hope it all goes well for your husband tomorrow, got everything crossed for him. Please let us know how things go and loads of positive thoughts are coming your way.
My best wishes to you both,
GavinJune 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm #88672
Thank you Gavin and Sharon! My husband is scheduled for tomorrow morning and we pray the procedure goes well to get the bilirubin down!!
LeeJune 14, 2015 at 12:22 am #88671sharonMember
My husband has two biliary drains. They have been in since the beginning of May. One had to be replaced three times–and now is finally working as it should. The first time, I couldn’t flush the drain, the saline solution would come right back out, the second and third time it was leaking. A bigger drain was put in, and it has been working well since. His second drain had to be replaced two weeks ago, because it was leaking. Right now things seem to be working OK. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
We were apprehensive at first, but this is now our new normal. We have found that there are times the drains are not draining well, sometimes one drains, and the other doesn’t. Not quite sure why this happens–but eventually it all evens out.
Good luck with the procedure. I know in my husband’s case it is the only thing keeping his bilirubin numbers down.June 13, 2015 at 5:42 pm #88670
My fingers are crossed for your husband that this works for him. Positive thoughts for reduction in bili numbers coming your way!
My best to you both,
GavinJune 13, 2015 at 5:04 am #88669
I hope this all goes well too. This is a rough road for all involved. Getting his bilirubin down will make him feel better too.
KrisVJune 12, 2015 at 11:51 pm #88668
Thanks so much, KrisV!! This is very helpful. I pray the procedure will go well and get his bilirubin down.
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