kdaru Posted January 7, 2005 Share Posted January 7, 2005 We're baack! (sorry, sleep deprived and a little goofy right now) All your prayers helped, b/c we got the best outcome we could have hoped for - the mediastinoscopy was negative, the left lower lobe lesion turned out to be a granuloma, and Dad got his right upper lobectomy. We got the final path today - cancer in the RUL lesion as suspected, but nothing in his lymph nodes. He's potentially curable! Surgery was three and a half hours long, but Dad did OK. He talked to my mom normally on the phone this morning, but when we went to see him in the afternoon he was pretty goofy. I'm hoping it's just a combination of anesthesia and pain medication - he's got an epidural drip for pain control with fentanyl. The nurses said he walked down the hall with PT in the a.m. He's got chest tubes in both sides, poor guy, but the one on the left should come out tomorrow. He's coughing some but can't really muster a strong cough yet - no surprise since they sliced and diced both sides of his chest. I'll tell him the pillow idea tomorrow. Any other suggestions of things to watch for or things to make him more comfortable? I'm happy the surgery went well but I'll be happier still when he comes home safely. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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