Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Serious developing concern


My father-in-law was rushed to the hospital this morning after collapsing at home. I'm still awaiting word on his condition.

3:30 PM They are still doing tests and conflicting reports, so still no real news. He seems to be feeling better though, so that's good.

3-13-07 3:45 PM

After much confusion at the hospital about this and that and which doctors are supposed know and do what, they finally decided that he has some kind of infection in his abdomen that needs surgical exploration and treatment. Antibiotics haven't worked as expected, and due to his already weakened condition the surgery is risky... but necessary. He is in surgery at this moment. (For all the people who think that the US health care system is great and that problems are rare, kiss my ass. A system is only as good as the people who work it, and there sure is a lot of incompetence out there.)

3-14-07 AM

Apparently, the surgery went well and they think everything will be okay. He's in ICU for a while.

3-16-07 AM

Well, things aren't so good. Despite the surgery and all kinds of tests and medicines he's not improving. One last possibility is that he has severe, systemic Candidiasis. We are still awaiting test results, etc. on that. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

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