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Sister’s Transplant Update 5/6/09

I just got off of the phone with my sister. She’s still weak, has “terrible” heartburn, and is having difficulty eating and drinking enough.
Her Foley Catheter and central IV line were removed (hospital policy is that they are taken out as soon as possible, to prevent infection). On the plus side, her incision is less painful. She has hearing difficulty, so I don’t think that she hears everything that the doctor says.

The heartburn could be from the meds, but also could be from when she got a pill stuck in her throat the day after the surgery (pill esophagitis).

The doctors are considering a discharge to the Rehab hospital to help restore her muscle strength; he’s still having difficulty walking, even with a walker.

  1. Barb
    May 9, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Please tell her to hang in there! Lots of people are pulling for her and praying for her.

    BTW, my fistula and revision didn’t work, so I don’t know what is next. Thanks for all the help in your blog. It helps me.

  2. blogfrogger
    May 9, 2009 at 9:52 am


    What a wonderful blog. Very informative. We just launched a site called LifeAlysis. Please feel free to use it on your blogroll as a resource. God Bless to you and your sister.

    Ross Fine

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