Friday, June 5, 2015

A Tentative Plan

Glenn has had another day of no bleeding, so it looks like it has stopped for now. The consensus of the Dr.s is that since this is the second time he has had a major GI bleed in that area he has a high chance of bleeding again so it needs to be taken out. If his blood was healthy and would clot normally surgery probably wouldn't be as necessary. But since he keeps low platelets it needs to happen sooner rather than later.  So tentatively that will happen next week. We don't have a scheduled date yet. After the surgery he will have to be on hemodialysis for a few months instead of the peritoneal dialysis at home that he has been doing. I think that is the part he dreads the most,( can you say railroad spike- sized needles?), but he seems to be settled with that. Since he is doing better he would love to have visitors. He will probably stay in the hospital for the weekend so he can get all the preparations done as soon as possible. But call me first to be sure we are still here, or you can check with the patient information to see if he is still a patient. And we are so very grateful for everyone's concerns and prayers. If you call me and I don't answer please leave a message and I will get back to you asap.

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