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Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's stupid o'clock.

It is 2.27 am Thursday morning and I am up drinking tea, so I thought I would update you on Keith.
Yesterday (Wednesday) at 1.30 pm I got a phone call from the Eva the nurse looking after Keith telling me they had called the consultant in and he wanted Keith in surgery and it would happen in around 20 minutes. Jack our neighbour very kindly drove me to the hospital, so I could see Keith before he went down. At 2.10 pm Keith was taken down to theatre to have his Gallbladder removed. Whilst he was there I walked back to the boat, sorted the dog out with a quick walk, found my phone which I would be needing and was then taken back to the hospital to wait for Keith to come out of surgery. He arrived back up to the Intensive Care Unit at 7.15 pm.
I was shown into the ICU and was told not to worry about all the leads, noises and things going on, Keith was fine. He had been put in ICU because he had been under the anaesthetic along time and they were finding it hard to wake him up. He was still in a lot of pain which he could control with a bolus pump, the problem was he was to sleepy to press the button, so they were doing it for him. They tried to remove the Gallbladder by keyhole but had to open him up. I am going to meet with the surgeon today to find out what they had to do, but it seems that it may have perforated, but I will know more later.
I am so relieved that they finally did something and now he can start the healing process.
A huge thank you for your messages of support, they continue to help us get through this.


1 comment:

Janet said...

Thinking of you both. Hope all goes well.