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Jeff update

People have been asking, and I'm overdue to give an update on my brother Jeff's status:

On Tuesday he had surgery to repair the leak that developed around his chest tube. The surgeon, Dr. Greenlee, says the surgery was a success, but he did find cancer and removed the upper lobe of Jeff's lung, along with some lymph nodes. More samples were taken, so we're awaiting tests to confirm the diagnosis ... but I assume Greenlee wouldn't have taken that step if he wasn't already darned certain of the diagnosis. I also assume Jeff''s going to have to have some chemotherapy later on, but the next course of action on that front remains to be seen.

So he's back on a chest tube, as the rest of his lung settles into the resulting space. However, he was looking really good on Wednesday and was already up and walking around, as well as sitting in a recliner instead of being stuck in bed. It was some major-league surgery. As of this writing he was in room 2205 (entrance 10 at Parkview Regional Medical Center), but I don't know if and when they might transfer him to another room. We expect he'll be in the hospital another 4-6 days.

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petzipellepingo
Jun. 16th, 2016 07:03 am (UTC)
Good to hear he's feeling better. Sending along healing vibes.
ozma914
Jun. 16th, 2016 07:09 am (UTC)
Much appreciated.
curiouswombat
Jun. 16th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad to know that he is making good progress - long may it continue.
ozma914
Jun. 17th, 2016 07:02 am (UTC)
It's a little up and down, but I think more up than down.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 17th, 2016 04:05 am (UTC)
Certainly not the best news but hopefully the surgeon got it all. I'm glad he seems to be recovering a bit better now.
ozma914
Jun. 17th, 2016 07:03 am (UTC)
He was having a little trouble tonight, but it looks like he's back asleep and resting again. I suppose after surgery that major a little up and down is expected.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 18th, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
yes, unfortunately they are.
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