He had a CT done and found that he had a leak in his pancreatic duct so they ran a scope down and put a stent in to try and fix it. Well, the procedure didn't work and Len continued to swell. They said he was severely malnourished and needed a feeding tube so that was done. His white blood count was high so he was getting very strong antibiotics and we were worried about sepsis setting in.
Since the stent didn't work and his belly kept swelling, even after several procedures to drain the fluid (paracentesis) they set him up for major surgery on Monday, September 25. The doctors went in and found the leak and attached the small bowel to the head of his pancreas. He has an open wound with a wound vac, and also has 3 other drain tubes. On Friday night the 29th he scared us all! Len became very confused and began acting strange. They did blood work and his H&H had dropped from 33 to 13 and his lactic acid was sky high, meaning he was septic. They put him on a respirator and Radiology took him for an emergency angiogram and found a bleed in his abdomen. He had a contained rupture that had fixed itself. So he has been in SICU since Monday the 25th. Len has also had to have several blood transfusions and is still really pale. He's been steadily fighting for his life and our daughter, Heather, and I have both been right here with him. We applied for the low rent townhouses but none are available. We have slept in the lobby most nights with the exception of a few night in which we rented a hotel. Everything up here is so expensive so we are unable to get a hotel every night. The food and parking is not cheap either, and as y'all know the bills keep coming in at home as well. I've already used up all of my PTO at work and my co workers have been so gracious to give me some of theirs, but they can only do that for 3 weeks. Unfortunately next week I will not be receiving a paycheck. So if you can find it in your hearts to help us out we would appreciate it so much. Every little bit helps! If you are unable to help financially, we would appreciate your prayers.
Thanks in advance and may God bless each and every one!
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