Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Unofficial Surgery Update



Will get a more official update from The Wife once they learn why Marco has this fever...

-Tumor with inactive cells removed from diaphragm, chemo worked to kill off those cells, still not sure about the liquid that accumulated in his lungs from previous surgery/pneumonia, being tested for cancer
-Marco's in a lot of pain (level 8 or 9), couldn't sleep all night
-Has developed a fever this morning, being closely monitored, x-rays taken, waiting to hear from Doctors

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surviving 3 under 5 Said:
Marco had a tough night. According to what he said around 9pm his mechanical hospital bed malfunctioned. He had to be transfered to a new hospital bed. Poor Marco had to slide to the new bed. Imagine how painful that was!!! The pain was so bad that he says he just laid there for five minutes trying to survive the pain.

He said they made him sit up and stand up this morning. It was really tough. He was in a lot of pain. His body was a bit overwhelmed and he needed several hours of rest after the ordeal.

You know marcs he is being a star patient. He has to do one deep breathing therapy each hour but he is doing it several times an hour. Yeah after not eating. Jello and Water sure tasted reaaallllly good today.

Anonymous said...

DLP said:
man is my dad a real big toughie. he's been in a lot of pain lately. which i know must suck. but hopefully that gets a lot better sooner. hes already made Lisa poop her pants today, trying to be funny. well at least hes having some laughs.haha. i love you papichee.
DLP

The Wife said...

a F*&%ing comdedian is what i say. The man is in his hospital bed playing tricks on Leezy120 who went to visit in the room and was asked by Marco to elevate his bed upward and when she did Marco haulered OOOUUUUCCCCCCHHHHH! Yeah can you imagine the pain he must of put on the womans face knowing that she must of pooped her pants just to imagine what she did to him. So he asked her to push the button again and being the good sister SHE DID and guess what Marco said......yeah OOOOUUUUCHHHH! She ran like a bat out of hell. She came to get me. I went in there and Marco was already trying to prompt himself up. As I walked in the room Marco was agitated but do to the fact that he was trying to position himself in the bed. He later admitt to me that he did it to scare her and that he did. Well all this happens cause he is HIGH on MORPHINE because when he gets the pain he feel remorse of what he has done.

Anonymous said...

Leezy120 said:
I completely adore that boy!!! Yes! I did dart out that ICU room fast to get the Wife! She immediately came and she called the nurses to reposition him. And the Wife saw what weird way Marco was positioned. He kept sliding down. I'm sure that caused him tremendous pain because he is connected to so many tubes, needles, and his surgery cut... They also had to change the dressings because of the bleeding. I know he is in tremendous pain and of course I still moved the bed. What was I thinking... He probably thought I was not going to do it. Little did I know I was messing up his position. I got to give it to Marco. That boy!! He is in excrutiating pain and he still has his sense of humor. I don't know how you do it. I love you and admire your strength. Buddy you know I'm going to do what you tell me, so be warned!! I love you and want you to have a speedy recovery. Hope the pain medication works to alleviate the pain. You had a really rough night yesterday.

As S3U5 said Jello and water never tasted so good. Marco took a sip of apple juice and he savored it because he can't really have a lot of liquids. Marco is known for his love of food. Buddy I hope you get well soon so you can start enjoying all your favorite meals.

I love you and do hang in there!

Anonymous said...

One Day at a Time Said...
How I wish I was in that room when it happened. I would have cried in pain too or laughed hysterically. If anything this was a comic relief later on in the day considering the morning Marcus had. As Surviving 3 under 5 said the previous night and the morning were really hard for Marcus both physically and mentally. The pain has been unbearable for him but imagine getting shifted from one bed to another when you are intolerably sore from top to bottom. Then it's that darn fever that crept up this morning making it even harder for Marcus to breathe and lie comfortable in bed. Good news is (from what I understand) is that his fever has gone down and his meds were "upd" just a bit (think that explains the joke) which is making the pain a little bit more tolerable. I truly admire my brother's resilience to keep his sense of humor even when Leezy 120 is contorting him 20 ways.

Anonymous said...

All I got to say is (from what I have read) is MY GOD THAT SOUNDS HILARIOUS. I think Marco knew what he was getting himself into, even if it was going to cause pain, but for the laugh, and I sure he is going to read this later, it was worth it in his mind!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh I can see it now.... Marco, with that little gleam in his eye, knowing full well that he has his sister right where he wants her, knows she will do it, and was probably chuckling as Leezy120 ran out the door. Then the pain sets in....... Marco, your sense of humor amazes even me. Your good nature, and fun loving is why you shine so bright. And even if it at your expense, you will go the extra mile for the laugh. Get well soon man. Fishing is picking up!
Lazy T

Anonymous said...

Skinny Guy said:

I was very happy to see Marco today.Marco looked very much in pain especially after those breathing exercises and the bed position changes.Marco and Leezy120made my day today,Pinche Marco LMAO.But I was very much happy to see that your crackin jokes and being funny.Im pretty sure now Leezy will start wearing DEPENDs now.We Love You sir.I'll see you friday with papa mendez.

The Budman said...

keep your strength up marco. i know you have the recovery to get through but i know youll get through it like a champ! You have the will, the strength, and we all know you have the support to get through this. im looking forward to stopping by and visiting for a bit...take care be safe, and use those rally monkeys to help you with whatever you need! i love you marco!

Anonymous said...

Leezy120 said:
I'm drama didn't move his bed that much. He is still in a lot of pain. We wish Marco we could do more to make this recovery less painful. I know you are suffering. We hope and pray everyday that you get better.

Anonymous said...

so lately i have thinking about how other families have dealt with cancer. we hear about the brave cancer warriors,but we do not hear much about the pointers people have to get through this as a family. Or maybe I have been totally oblivious to the family part and focused on marco's health. We have learned at some point about the steps of being able to deal with death. But a good guide to dealing with cancer as a family - immediate and extended would be kool. Some of you should get together and write a book. I think it would be beneficial to thousands. This blog is probably a good start- the INTRO. And then Marco can put his thoughts as footnotes, or side notes. bring some humor and reality to the matter at hand. Just a thought. I was people watching at COH and wondering how others deal with this. How different people from all over- different backgrounds and areas-- all go there seeking answers, miracles, and literally a sign of HOPE. How do they make it? How do they get their support? How do they survive?? What is their life like?
-kray

The Wife said...

Interesting that you point that out because it is amazing what you take home when you are here at COH and the amazing people that are walking these halls are in a weird way graceful in the way that they all seem to hold themselves together knowing how much pain or anguish they must feel with cancer.

i myself have wondered that..as i see families and hear their stories of amazing courage and a determination not give into cancer.
I will say that each and everyone here at COH are amazing starting from the patient themselves to the nurses and doctors they are all unsung hero's.