Irfan, 22 year old, loving husband and father of 2 young boys, underwent Celiac artery surgery on Monday, March 17st. He elected to have the surgery after finding out only a month prior he had a 99% blocked celiac artery caused by a fibrous band that had wrapped around it from birth the Dr's said. After a lifetime of fighting with abdominal pain, extreme weight loss, and bouts of nausea and vomiting that appeared out of nowhere surgery seemed like the only solution. Usually its a simple laparoscopic procedure that only requires a few days down time, but do to unforseen anatomical difficulties that complicated his case, multiple surgeries and a much larger surgical endeavor unfolded.
Irfan was miraculously resuscitated after he bled out on the table and transfused more than 10 units of blood /Platelets but was ultimately placed on the ventilator, where he remained for 4 days. During which time he developed a pneumo/hemo-thorax And required a chest tube placement (which he still has in place). After being taken off the ventilator his intestines were in such a state of shock that they couldn't "wake up and had to have a naso-gastric tube placed.
The road to recovery is now months instead of days. Irfan, who was in great physical condition prior to surgery, is now left with a 10 inch incision to his abdomen and is unable to lift, bend over, stand straight up, lay down flat, or even pick up his boys or even embrace his beautiful wife because of the pain it causes. He must still be assisted with almost everything he does.
Not even out of the woods yet, and their family is already feeling the financial strain from many fronts. Any and all prayers, motivational comments and of course donations would be greatly appreciated in this time of struggle, pain and recovery.