Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Surgery Update

This is Dick's son Rick. He asked me to update you on his surgery this morning.

All seems to have gone fairly well. The surgeon found that his lungs are pretty inflamed as expected. They took three biopsies from his right lung and we're now waiting to hear what the cause of the problems might be.

The surgeon was fairly optimistic that based on past situations like this that a treatment regime could be identified, and that there was a good chance for a full recovery. We'll know more once the final diagnosis comes in.

Dad finally got to his room at 3:30 pm. He's in quite a bit of pain and is very tired, but all of that is expected. Hopefully he'll have a restful night tonight and will be able to go home tomorrow. He probably won't be moving much in the coming days, but home is better than a hospital bed.

CORRECTION: He won't be going home on Wednesday. The pulmonologist will make the call but it's looking more like 3 or 4 days in the hospital.

1 comment:

Dick & Kiki said...

Rick, tell your mom and dad they we are still praying for both of them, including the other family members during this most stressful time. We pray the doctor's are given Divine Wisdom on what the course of treatment should be and that the results of said treatment will be positive.
We send our love and prayers.
Dick & Kiki