Wednesday, July 21, 2010


My dad got some relief yesterday when they did a thoracentesis and extracted 660 ml of fluid from around his lung. They were able to decrease his oxygen and he was much more comfortable. He is also getting better relief from the Percocet than he was getting from the IV Fentanyl. It was good to see him looking better, able to rest and get around a bit after a very bad week.

No news today except from the surgeon who said they do not plan surgery at this point and they want to continue to rest his pancreas, allowing him to heal. The other doc (pulmonologist?) who drained his fluid yesterday has not been in yet today. Sandy reports he looks much better and took a two hour nap so that's good. Sometimes rest is what you need to get well.

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