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not good news.

(46 Posts)
misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 15:48:24

just been to see dh. his liver is massivly enlarged, its putting pressure on other organs and causing probs. they are going to start him on a new drug tonight/tomorrow to see if that helps because atm the dirutics arent working. he has gained 7kg in fluid weight in the last few days. if the new drugdopesnt work then he will have a LVAD fitted. surgeon was dispapointed that he is still waiting for transplant.

feeling pretty low as you can imagine

cadbury Thu 30-Jun-05 15:49:20

Oh misdee.

jessicasmummy Thu 30-Jun-05 15:49:22

awww hun, im so thinknig of you right now.

I really hope the new meds can help a little bit.

cupcakes Thu 30-Jun-05 15:49:53

Oh god - really sorry to hear that.

zubb Thu 30-Jun-05 15:50:57

sorry to hear this misdee. Hope that things get better soon x

sallystrawberry Thu 30-Jun-05 15:51:13

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Blu Thu 30-Jun-05 15:51:25

Oh Misdee, so much to bear. You must be out of your mind. sorry.
All our fingers crossed for the success of the new drugs.

sparklymieow Thu 30-Jun-05 15:51:36

DS was asking about Peter today in the car on the way home, and his transplant...

katierocket Thu 30-Jun-05 15:51:59

misdee, I wish there was something to say that would help but I'm not sure what that is. Thinking of you and hoping hard for you both.

misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 15:52:40

sally, left ventricale assist device. it will do thw work of the damaged partof his heart.

misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 15:53:50

what did u're ds say mieow?

LIZS Thu 30-Jun-05 15:55:29

sallystrawberry Thu 30-Jun-05 15:55:36

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sparklymieow Thu 30-Jun-05 15:55:37

he was asking if Peter gets a new heart will the other person still be alive?

misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 15:56:12

oh mieow, please no, i am dreading dd1 asking where the get the new heart from.

sparklymieow Thu 30-Jun-05 15:58:11

he is a bit older than your dd1 though, and understands more, he was fine with what I said, and he is now playing his computer.....

misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 15:59:02

i know he is, but one day the question will come.

sparklymieow Thu 30-Jun-05 16:00:50

don't worry you will know what to say when the time comes.

sparklymieow Thu 30-Jun-05 16:00:51

don't worry you will know what to say when the time comes.

bundle Thu 30-Jun-05 16:07:15

oh misdee, I'm really sorry about this setback, xxx

misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 16:21:29

just feel so drained. how much more can his body take? they have pumped him full of meds to help his heart and thats whats caused the other probs. he seriously cant carry on like this.

oh and wheelchair clinic have said he'll need an assessment which he'll heart about in 3-4weeks, then has to be measured up etc, so its gonna be a while tioll he gets a wheelchair. by that point who knows what sort of state he'll be in, if he is still here

bundle Thu 30-Jun-05 16:24:02

ho sweetie, I'm sure you are completely drained, have they said how quickly the drugs will work?

edodgy Thu 30-Jun-05 16:24:15

Im really sorry to hear this, Thinking of you and pray that a new heart comes to him soon.

misdee Thu 30-Jun-05 16:25:45

if not improvement by monday the LVAD will be on the cards.

QueenOfQuotes Thu 30-Jun-05 16:26:54

so sorry to here that

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