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Posted: 5/17/2005 2:35:29 PM EST
My brother has been in and out of the hospital. he lives VERY far away, so I don't have much info.
All I know is he has been bleeding internally for some time. When admitted last week, they found a mass in his stomach-They don't know what it is, and they kept him for five days trying to stabilize and get down infection...
he went back in this AM for tests and surgery. they found MAJOR masses all up and down his colon. He is having the colon removed tomorrow. And surgery for the stomach.
They are putting him in the cardiac ward. His heart has not been well and they are concerned about meds affecting it.
need prayers please.....
He is only 53.
Touches home. My father died at 51 from cardiac and stomach problems.
This ain't good!
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 2:38:36 PM EST
Wow Joyce, mega prayers inbound. Patty
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 2:44:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 2:45:31 PM EST by Joyce]
Thank you.
This really sucks. And so does crying. I am no cryer, and find myself blubbering!
God bless

Link Posted: 5/17/2005 2:45:53 PM EST
Prayers inbound, Joyce. My dad went through this a couple of years ago when he was 57-58 years old and he is totally fine. He didn't have the heart issues, but as long as your brother is in a good hospital they should be able to control things pretty well. It sounds like they are aware and doing everything they can to get the best outcome. I will keep praying.

LadyLiberty signed in as LS
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 3:08:54 PM EST
Prayers on the way.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 3:39:12 PM EST

Link Posted: 5/17/2005 3:53:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 3:53:29 PM EST by ms_embroidery]
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 4:14:38 PM EST
Prayers are inbound Joyce, for all involved. Please keep us up to date as you learn things. <Hugs>
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 4:39:04 PM EST
Prayers from Texas!
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:05:15 PM EST
I don't know if his wife will call after surgery or not. They apparently do not want family to know....

Will let you know when I hear....
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:58:28 PM EST
My prayers to you and your family.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 6:16:20 PM EST
Joyce, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Brother!
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 6:17:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 6:28:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By SigZiggy:
Prayers from Texas!

More prayers and hugs from the Lone Star State, Joyce. Hope all turns out well. Keep us posted, please.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:03:21 PM EST
I'll be praying for you and your family too. My dad is under going chemo now for colon cancer, it can be scary when someone you love is sick. Carrie
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:26:27 PM EST
Really sorry to hear it Joyce....prayers sent
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:46:36 PM EST
Thank you all.
And thanks to the IMers.
It is in God's hands now, and I pray He guides the surgeons' hands heart and minds tomorrow.
And gives the my brother's family comfort as they await the news.

Link Posted: 5/18/2005 4:39:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:46:53 PM EST
He has stabilized, but the bleeding continues.
Ulcerative colitis...thru out the digestive tract. Biopsy came back negative for cancer!
Thank you for the prayers!!!

We have to watch and wait to see of they can get it under control with aniti-biotics pain meds and anti inflams, and special diet.
Lots of pain and frustration, but he is going to be ok. BIG SIGH OF RELIEF!

It is a gentically inherited disorder. And can turn into colon cancer if gone on too long. So they are trying to gain control of it.


THANK YOU again!!!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:54:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 3:45:21 PM EST
I just saw this, and am glad things went so well. I will pray hard for a quick, complete recovery!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:20:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:15:00 PM EST
Prayers still coming...from SoCal

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 2:52:21 AM EST
thank you Joyce for the good update. Prayers will continue for a great recovery.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:18:49 AM EST
Just saw this post. Glad the surgery went good. I will be praying for your brother.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:39:55 PM EST
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