3.30.2011

Pablo's surgery update

Pablo had his hernia surgery this morning at 8:30 am. It went well and he was home by 2pm.

As always, nothing is simple with Pablo.

His heart stopped during surgery.

Pablo told me this as we were walking out of the hospital.

There is a suspected condition in Pablo's family called malignant hyperthermia. This is a rare life-threatening condition that is usually triggered by exposure to certain drugs used for general anesthesia. Pablo found out about this condition just before his brain surgery. The hospital knew this going into today's surgery so they were prepared when Pablo's heart stopped. They shocked his heart only once with a defibrillator to get it going again. This has never happened to Pablo before.

So more bad news:

About 3 years ago, Pablo had a pilonidal cyst (on his lower back) that he had surgery to remove. For the last couple months, Pablo has had a sore lower back and he suspected that the cyst might have grown back. His surgeon this morning felt it and is pretty convinced that it is indeed back. Pablo was given the name of a surgeon  who will confirm if he does need YET ANOTHER SURGERY.

(insert LOTS of swearing here)

7 comments:

  1. #$%/2???===[*¨$%%####
    (swearing)

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  2. Well, Pollyanna here saying yay that the hernia operation went well. And, sounds like they were on top of the heart thing. And, I guess it's good that they caught the cyst.

    Okay, but WTF??????

    I'm still gonna try to go with yay. But not in caps. Or with an exclamation point. ;-)

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  3. Thanks Marie! LOL!

    Collette - WTF is right. I don't even freaking know what to say anymore.

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  4. This post requires expletives out the wazoo. Poor Pablo! And I am surprised your heart didn't stop when he told you that.

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  5. Oh my goodness, poor Pablo, poor you. That husband of yours must be one very special person!

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  6. Take him out the back and shoot him.


    Lawdy, lawdy poor bugger - how much can one man bear?

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  7. Hollie - it sure did!

    Iona - He sure is! Despite sometimes wanting a refund, we've decided to keep him. :)

    Letitia - you have no idea how much that made me giggle. You know, when all this medical crap is over, we're not going to know what to do with ourselves!!!

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