Originally Posted by sammi2
What med's are they giving him for his problem? Have you tried giving him antihistamine to dry up the mucous. How miserable he must be. Good luck in finding him help.
My sister keeps track of the medicine but they change from time to time. Something for bowel movement, something to reduce likeliness of vomiting, and at least 5 others
But that is not important now.
My father was temporarily discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon (Oct 28) and will return to the hospital Nov 3 for operation. I can;t believe this, a major hospital will close its operating room for 3 days to install some machines. I do not know what these machines are but why has all operating rooms be closed.
The doctors, currently only 3 specialist down from 5, now says my father has gallstones.
Last week, they said that all test have been done and he is OK so it is GASTRITIS
. I insisted that they make sure. A few other test and they said all tests have really been done and my father is suffering from SEVERE DEPRESSION
. They gave my father some vitamins and "relaxant" intravenously, changed medicines so he won,t vomit but the symptoms remain. After repeatedly saying for the 3rd time that all tests have been done, they performed an expensive CTSCAN (about twice the cost of a CTSCAN of the whole stomach) and now say m,y father has a severe GALLSTONE PROBLEMS. They said that earlier tests were by ultrasound which shows that the gall bladder is not inflamed and that there were only a few gallstones. That my father's gall bladder is fine.
NOW, not only are there many gallstones but some are near a valve or something. Anyway, there is risk that one of these gallstone will pass through the spleen making it a REAL EMERGENCY situation. On Wednesday, they said my father must be operated on ASAP. That we must not wait.
One was scheduled Saturday(Oct 29). Then, the 3 doctors discussed the problem and said that my father can be discharged (yesterday Oct 28). They said that te operation will be too RUSHED
so its better to wait. That the hospital's operating room will be closed Oct 31-Nov 2. That there will be no doctors (meaning them) except for hospital emergency doctors.
So, after a test that followed
ALL TESTS HAVE BEEN DONE
SOME MORE TESTS
ALL TESTS HAVE REALLY BEEN DONE SO, IT MUST BE
ANOTHER TESTS BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASON WHY MY FATHER STILL KEEPS ON VOMITING
NEW DIAGNOSIS OF GALLSTONES
ASAP OPERATION RECOMMENDED (BEFORE THE OPERATING ROOM CLOSES FOR SOME INSTALLATION)
ASAP OPERATION, BECAUSE THE STONES MAY PASS THROUGH THE SPLEEN ANYTIME RESCHEDULED FOR 4 DAYS?? BUT IN FAIRNESS
, THEY SAID THAT IT WILL ALSO GIVE TIME FOR THE PHLEGM IN MY FATHER'S LUNGS TO SUBSIDE BECAUSE AN OPERATION UNDER SUCH SITUATION CAN BE DANGEROUS (My brother in was operated on for gallstones last year but the doctor did not check his lungs so he spent 3 days in the ICU because of life threatening complications so that much I understand).
Can anybody tell me what is really going on? Am I just being too emotionally involved? Why do I feel incompetence? Or is this the normal procedure for a case of VOMITING AND LOSS OF APPETITE (NO ABDOMINAL PAIN)
What I am really afraid of is that after the operation, considering the "poor" diagnosis for my father's problem, that they will announce that it is another problem.
So, I still hope someone has experience the same symptoms and problems.
Sorry for the rant