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12/21/12 Moms Uncle Update

December 21st 2012 12:03 am
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It was a very long 13 1/2 hour day at Mercy hospital with my favorite widowed uncle. His procedure was supposed to be 3 to 4 hours long .. it turned into a 10 1/2 hour long procedure to treat him for merkel cell carcinoma. It was a very technical procedure to treat this extremly rare condition and it took a huge team of specialist . They could not get the cath lines in through the groin to administer the chemo .. so they had to run the caths through the opposite arm to the arm that they were treating. Sounds horrible right .. and it was.. they only give you a light sedative during this phase of the treatment and numb the area.. horrible.. but once they had the caths in place , they than had lost their line up for the OR room so they had to wait and be moved to another operating room.. once there they were able to knock him totally out and the procedure went great . !!! Now he spends 4 to 5 days in the hospital waiting to make sure the treatment hasn't affected the muscle in his arm .. hopefully he will make it here with us by Christmas eve .. if not than we will take Christmas to him at the hospital ! His spirit is good and he is doing well .. now we wait and pray the chemo starts shrinking these tumors! We thank you all for the prayers !

Merry Christmas,
Momma Pat & Buttercup


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Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

December 21st 2012 at 8:44 am

Sending many positive thoughts to your uncle, Buttercup! Paws crossed he can be out of the hospital in time for Christmas!
Barked by: JAKIE, FOREVER LOVED (Dogster Member)

December 21st 2012 at 11:58 am

We're praying that your Uncle does well and can be with you for Christmas!
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

December 21st 2012 at 4:07 pm

We will be keeping him in our prayers.

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