Serious heart and lung trouble

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by BrianK, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. AED

    AED Powers

    Wonderful letter Brian. A real gift.
  2. BrianK

    BrianK Proud2bRC Staff Member

    Drain was placed by interventional radiologist in a mini OR via guided fluoroscopy. Drain already almost full of 200ml of clean fresh bile which otherwise would have been pouring into my abdominal cavity unstopped.

    They said the bulbous area under the pancreas and liver that would have been occupied by the gall bladder on Friday was already full of this fluid.

    I finally feel like I can breathe.
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  3. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    :eek: Glad you're feeling better.
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  4. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Just keep breathing :)
    so glad you are better
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  5. AED

    AED Powers

  6. AED

    AED Powers

    And they are sealing up the leak? I hope you never have to go through this again but this suffering has great purpose. Of that I am sure.
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  7. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    awww that’s a beautiful sentiment from your good son Brian. That’s the medicine you needed!
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  8. BrianK

    BrianK Proud2bRC Staff Member

    They finally got a drain into my gall bladder area. Tomorrow (?) they’re doing an ECRP where they place a shunt into the bile duct to seal it up and shunt the bile drainage back inside the stomach where it belongs. (Not sure why I’m still npo!)

    Then I’ll get to go back home.
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  9. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Thank you dear Heavenly mother for your speedy intervention in Brians crisis.
    I acknowledge your loving motherly concern, and will always rely on you
    Thank God for you dear Heavenly mother. Praised be Jesus and Mary.
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  10. BrianK

    BrianK Proud2bRC Staff Member

    The nurse said to me this evening,
    “Oh, you’re packing light for a hospital stay.”

    I just realized, yeah, I’m not packing enough for these visits. Why?

    Then I hit me. My wife Sue always packed for me when I was forced to run to the hospital. I never packed for myself for a hospital visit.

    The drugs have put me into some really deep, really bizarre dreams that completely left me in tears as soon as I woke up.

    It’s sucks being in the hospital without the support of the one person you need most.
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  11. PotatoSack

    PotatoSack Powers

    I will pray for you Brian. Keep fighting!
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  12. Advocata Nostra

    Advocata Nostra Archangels

    Lifting up your needs in tonight’s Rosary, Brian. May Our Lady of Sorrows whose feast day is soon to be upon us unite your sufferings to those of Her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ! May you receive relief and consolation! Amen.
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  13. Mario

    Mario Powers

    I am doubly blessed this weekend. I had a few heartfelt discussions with my son-in-law's Dad, John. He is separated from his wife with no apparent hope of reconciliation; yet, in his stories of family life never uttered a word of bitterness.

    You have expressed deep pain on the Forum, but I've never heard bitterness. Thank you.

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  14. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    :( Sorry you are going through this crisis without your wife. You must be physically and emotionally exhausted at this point. God will take care of everything.
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  15. BrianK

    BrianK Proud2bRC Staff Member

    All the crazy drugs, severe pain and sleep deprivation finally caught up to me tonight so I threw a little self pity party.


    I’m actually doing well despite it all, just a rough patch this evening.

    An old friend from Long Island, someone whom I’ve only met in person twice, reached out to me tonight and offered to make a road trip for a visit, a six pack and a smuggled in meal.

    I believe him because honestly I’d do the same crazy thing.

    But we set up to meet at the Catholic Identity Conference outside Pittsburgh in October instead.

    Still it was one of the kindest, most sincere gestures I’ve seen in a long time.
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  16. AED

    AED Powers

    That is very touching. A good friend at just the right time. I hope they let you eat soon. I can't imagine that combo of drugs and pain and no sleep and no food. No wonder you were feeling so low. I had no idea gall bladder could be so complicated. Prayers ongoing.
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  17. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Understandable, you've really had a rough time of it. That's a special friend! Good that you'll have something to look forward to once you've recoverd.
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  18. awk come on Brian ...sort it out :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y)(y)
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  19. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    I bet Brian....but you have us... the MOG prayer warriors :)....but seriously, I get it.....
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  20. BrianK

    BrianK Proud2bRC Staff Member

    Just had ECRP this afternoon. That was a difficult little test but they said it went short and sweet and very successful.

    Took a long time to drag out of the anesthesia. More than I expected.

    But overall feeling better. Hope it stays that way!

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