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Absess on liver from Gangrenous Gallbladder

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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Absess on liver from Gangrenous Gallbladder

I posted a message back in March after my 87 year old dad had gallbladder surgery, and his platelet count was low. That was the least of his worries. He was taken to the ER last Wed., April 5th, he was jaundice. He was admitted to the ICU, his liver and kidneys weren't working at all. They found out that his gallbladder was gangrene and the infection went into his blood, and a bacteria crawled into the bile duct and is eating a hole thru his liver. Mind you he is 87, and healthy as an ox. Never been sick a day in his life. White Blood Count was 30,000. They put him on 4 strong antibiotics and his kidneys and liver were functioning in 2 days. His white blood cell count went down to 18,000. They put a drain in his side to his liver to drain the infection. On Sat., they took him off one of the meds, by Monday his white blood cell count was back up to 21,000, and by Monday back to 23,000. They transported him to Inova Fairfax to the Liver Specialists. This was. last night, April 11th. He was really sick. Today he is doing much better, antibiotics are working again, but they are going to put a larger drain in his liver to get more infection out. After speaking with liver surgeon, told us the bacteria is eating a bigger hole in the liver, and he will probably need surgery to remove this part of the liver. It's a long surgery and my dad is 87. I'm so scared. Has anyone has this problem? I am told this is really a rare condition. Any comments???

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