Thursday, July 12, 2007


I know you are all wondering how my husbands surgery went….The surgery went well but there have been complications. They took out his gall bladder and two small blood tumors off of his liver. They were able to do a laparoscopic procedure and avoid actually making a larger incision. It looked like things went well and he was sent home from the hospital on Sunday. His belly became extended and he was having terrible cramping pains. A heating pad helped relieve some of the pain but it was getting worse. To make a long story short we ended up taking him back to the hospital, thru the emergency room, on Tuesday. They did all kinds of tests on him and said he was leaking bile into his abdominal cavity. Yesterday they went back in, thru the prior incisions, to see if they could find the area that was “leaking”. They could not find it so they cleaned him out and inserted a drain. Tomorrow they will go in again, and try a different procedure, to see if they can find the leak. Hopefully they find the leak and fix it….Please pray of TF and his doctors. I will update as I know more.

Thanks, Lucy Stern (wife)

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