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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Further UPDATE

Went into see Keith this morning and I spoke to his surgeon who came to see and. Keith has Peritonitis. He was in theatre for two and half hours and he was a mess. The Gallbladder was very nasty and had stuck to the liver and other things, so the operation was complex. The surgeon is not certain the Gallbladder caused the problem, because when he removed it he could not find a tear in it, but there were stones in it, so they are keeping a close eye on Keith in case they need to take him back to theatre, but at the moment he is holding his own and they seem to be getting on top of his pain. He looks better in himself, he has some colour and he was a little more awake, but he is poorly. The surgeon says it is going to be a long haul and even when he comes home he will have to wear drains for a further 6 weeks.

Further update.
Went back to see him this afternoon and evening and he was much more rested because instead of him using a Bolus to give himself meds, they are doing it for him as he is so weak and does not press the button in time to get the Morphine. So on the pain front I think they are winning. He is on three different antibiotics to try and get on top of the infection.
Keith did have his eyes open a little more and was responsive when spoken to which was a plus.
It is early days and I have been told many hurdles to jump over, but I am positive and I know he will keep fighting.


  1. Sounds promising Jo, so good to hear some positive news. We've all got our fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed for luck for Keith here in Chester

  2. Hi Jo

    I'm so sorry to read about Keith. Take care and look after yourself so you can be strong for him. Paula

  3. I'm glad Keith's pain is being managed better now. What an awful trial for you both! Wishing Keith a gentle recovery x

  4. Everything crossed for a swift recovery for Keith.

  5. Hello Jo,

    Are you implying Keith was/is "rotten to the core"? :-) It sounds as if it took some time for them to identify the problem, hence the more complex operation. We hope Keith is now is heading down the road to a full recovery. He should also be slightly more skinny having lost both the appendix and gallbladder?

    Tom & Jan
    nb Waiouru

  6. I appreciate the updates and progress reports. Sounds like the surgeon is being honest with you regarding what to expect. You know how important it is to take care of yourself, eat good food, try to rest, and lean on your friends who want to help. I continue to send all manner of positive thoughts your way with my prayers.

  7. Oh you have my sympathies, especially Keith. This happened to me and a stone blocked my bile duct, it was a terrible experience and made me feel very poorly. But on the good side, once they found out what my problem was, although weak for a month or so, afterwards I felt great and he will too. Good luck with the healing!


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