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My thanks to all of you who offered prayers, thoughts and friendship to BB yesterday.*
Here's the situation. Doctors did an endoscopy, pushing a tube through his mouth into his stomach, and found a point of haemmorhage just past the major point of the stomach, in the duodenum. The gastroenterologist clipped (small metal clips) to help stop the bleeding, although that was difficult because of the position, and because there was still too much blood in the stomach for him to see clearly (this, after 1.5 litres of it were suctioned out.) He also injected the stomach with something to make make the bleeding stop. BB stayed stable through the night in ICU, although they had to give him more blood (total units to date, four; not so bad.) His blood pressure went up too high, then came down, his hemoglobin counts appear as this morning to be reasonable. I stayed with him last night; came home, fell into bed about 11:30 a.m. and meant to get up at 1:30. Woke up at quarter to four. Ack. I'm heading back to the hospital — he's still in the ICU — to spend a few hours, then, depending on the situation, will come home, sleep, and try to get a four hours of work done for my boss tomorrow morning. If the lords of chance are willing, we'll bring him home tomorrow night. I'm betting Saturday is more likely, but keep your hopes up.

Again, I can't say how grateful we are for your
thoughts, and the one thing I did before going comatose this morning was give some sort of answer to each of you who commented here. Even that doesn't begin to cover it. Friends old and new, you made yesterday that much easier to bear.

And K? I can see his lips again. He's positively ruddy.

For him.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love you all

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ladymercury_10
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear he's doing better. I was wondering this morning if there'd been any change.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I keep trying to keep folks up to date, but I'm rather more scattered than I'd like to be.
namarie24
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Good to hear!
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
mack_the_spoon
Sep. 30th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad he's improving! Thanks for updating.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
We're all hopeful; and bless you for your thoughts!
dameruth
Sep. 30th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Phew! Good news, keeping up with the positive thoughts in you guys' direction.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm grateful, believe you me!
kerravonsen
Sep. 30th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
{more hugs}
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
I always accept hugs; thanks!
amberite
Sep. 30th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
*belated hugs*

You have my hopes for the best.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - hugs are never belated, and neither are the hopes.
minnehaha
Sep. 30th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
we're giddy for ruddy
This is the procedure my father had last summer (for similar symptoms but a different cause). I am so glad that such a relatively easy help was available, and I really hope BB improves and improves.

Love,

K.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: we're giddy for ruddy
We'll see how things proceed today and tomorrow, but I'm happy for now.
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kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
*smiles in return*
time_converges
Oct. 1st, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear he's doing better. Take care of yourself, too. *hugs*
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
The "being comatose for longer than I expected" part is helping me. Thanks for your thoughts!
buttonlass
Oct. 1st, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Please pass on our best wishes. I'm so glad to hear he's doing better today.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'll pass those wishes along gladly!
maruad
Oct. 1st, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
I am glad for the improvement.
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
You and me both, she said ungrammatically. Heh.
mjlayman
Oct. 1st, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely a good start!
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, and here's hoping for more progress today and tomorrow. Thanks!
davidschroth
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
That sounds promising. Here's hoping he continues to improve, only at a more rapid rate...
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Rapid, slow, I'll take either, as long as it's steady. Thanks so much!
sallymn
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh I am so glad, and will keep the good karmic thoughts coming :)

Take care of yourself too, you hear?

{hugs}
kaffyr
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
All good karma is gratefully accepted, as are hugs. Thanks!
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