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I Have A Leak In My Gastric Sleeve!

Started by MeMeMEEE, Oct 20, 2011 8:41 AM
109 replies to this topic
109 replies to this topic


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Posted November 8, 2011 - 11:23 PM

Wow! You have been through the ringer! I am praying for you right now.


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Posted November 17, 2011 - 3:33 PM

oh my goodness, what are the next steps and how are you now?

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 3:46 PM

Wow what??? How did I miss all this??? :(

I'm praying for you that you get well ASAP!! Hugs my dear... please let us know how you're doing.


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Posted November 18, 2011 - 1:35 AM

I hope you are doing better please let us know how u r and sending u big hugs and smiles.


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Posted November 18, 2011 - 7:44 AM

Wow I hope things look up for your soon! <hugs>


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Posted November 18, 2011 - 4:00 PM

Hi guys. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers! I was admitted this time on Thursday the 10th. Apparently the fluid crossed over through the diaphragm and is now in my pleura of my left lung. Started having trouble breathing when I woke up Wednesday morning. This leak is a bugger and it is still open as of Monday the 7th. I don't remember what my other post said but I was in the 7-8th also to get me started on Tube Feedings which thankfully are fine and not bothering me. There is talk of a stent in my stomach. There is talk of a lap scope of lung cavity. Day by day. They did just give me something called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) because the 2 chest tubes weren't doing enough fast enough I guess. I KNOW I will be going home with a PICC line this time for intense antibiotics - I have been assured by the Infectious Disease Doctor who calls himself the exterminator. He explained this is all from micro organisms in my stomach that escaped via the leak. I want to be healthy sometime soon!!


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Posted November 18, 2011 - 4:51 PM

OMG that is quite an ordeal you're going through! Prayers and best wishes for a quick recovery! Hang in there!

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 5:07 PM

OH Libbe,
My goodness. I promised myself right before and after my surgery I would stay away from the complications board. I am so very sorry you are going through this. It was very difficult for me when last Friday I had my drain removed and I developed an abscess in my tummy area. I ended up in the ER for 10 hours overnight then stayed the night just to have another surgery where they left my cavity open and put in some growth mesh so it could heal from the inside out. I cried, how could this happen? I just wanted to be healthy this was the time I asked myself what have I done....

Hugs and prayers you get better soon. I return to the surgeon on the 28th to check my packing and make next steps.

Please let us know how you are feeling.



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Posted November 18, 2011 - 5:20 PM

You are definitely in my prayers!!! Trust in the Lord with all your heart---understand that he loves you and has great plans for you. JUST TRUST!!! Blessings2u--BJ


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Posted November 20, 2011 - 12:59 PM

Omg!! I'm so sorry you've had to go thru this!! I hope this is just a bump in the road and things will turn around quickly for you

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