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Well this has been the week from hell.
My husband had 11 hours of surgery for ORN and 8 days on is still in ICU. The good news is the bone graft appears to have worked although I'm frightened to tempt fate and say it's definitely solved the problem. I guess my glass is half empty !! However 11 hours of surgery on a man who weighs 8st also comes with its problems. They removed the trachy on Thursday and due to the gunk in his lungs from a long GA and the thick saliva from RT he chocked and went into cardiac arrest.... Bloody nightmare. They put the trachy back in and will try again in the next few days. They have run tests on his heart and there is no damage ,wish I could say the same about mine.
Last night he was running a temperature so obviously something else is going on. I just feel it is so unfair that RT as much as it's sorted out the cancer it's left such huge problems in its wake. We both never imagined we would be facing such huge challenges 18 months down the road. My poor husband is truly a broken man at the moment and I hope and pray that he finds the strength to get through this. Thank you for listening x
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