Morpheus is the mythical god of sleep or pleasant dreams not my cat ANAZAZIANAZAZI":n8pmf3yk said:
alisonb":2ubsavmv said:So let me tell you more. A little while ago my younger brother was diagnosed with cancer of the jawbone, he would need the jawbone removed and reconstructive surgery using a bone from his lower leg. A 15hr operation took place on Tuesday, I went to visit him early the following day in ICU, he was on a ventilator, had a tracheostomy and was obviously heavily sedated but recognized me. He was being closely monitored in case of bleeding. Visited again that afternoon and found that he had been taken off the ventilator but the swelling had increased. On Thursday I found him agitated and angry as he could not speak and thus communicate his needs to the staff, they had to sedate him again. By the afternoon he was calmer but kept on writing me a message "suicide". I sat with him for ages trying to convince him everything would be alright and that the surgeon was very happy with his progress. Friday morning arrived and I again rushed off to hospital not knowing what to expect. Here's the good part, he had been transferred to the recovery ward and as I rounded the corner into his room, there was my little brother(he's over 6ft ;-) ) sitting up in his bed looking very swollen but quite bright. That was the best birthday present one could ever receive .
Today the trach pipe was removed and he could have a conversation with me. When I arrived he beckoned me over, put his arms around me and absolutely sobbed with relief. When I left he managed to smile. I just pray that he will continue recovering and that all will be well.
Thanks for the BD wishes all.
alisonb":1nbaxeah said:there was my little brother(he's over 6ft ;-) ) sitting up in his bed looking very swollen but quite bright. That was the best birthday present one could ever receive .
alisonb":1e6e4fw1 said:Thanks everyone for the wishes and prayers, they mean a lot. Ohiosteve, good song I haven't heard it in an age.
Well, the little brother improves daily, every time I visit he has fewer bandages and pipes. The swelling has subsided substantially. He is still being fed via feeding tube. He is expected to be discharged on Wednesday??? He really doesn't know what to do with himself, no talk of suicide now, he just wants to get out and live - a bit like a caged animal. It must have been very traumatic for him.
He is not out of the woods yet, the lab results on biopsies and lymph glands will be known tomorrow so all we can do is hope and prayer for the best.