Liver Resection Complications
Hi everyone. I don’t post very often but I do read the posts every now and again and think this site is a great support.
My husband (age 45) had his bowel tumour removed early February and was diagnosed with liver mets at the same time. Long story cut short - 4 cycles of Capox which gave a good reduction in the size of liver tumours. Liver surgery last Monday to remove 60% of liver. Was long and difficult surgery (because of near to vein) but was told they did everything they wanted to do.
So there have been a few complication since initially getting out of surgery with bloods being ok. Blood pressure became low and he was taken back into surgery that evening. This was resolved by untwisted the remaining liver that was blocking a blood supply.
Since then his bloods have been up and down. Apparently there’s a part of the remaining liver that isn’t very good (might improve or might die off) while rest is having to work very hard to regulate bloods (and struggling). They’ve now decided to intubate him and heavily sedate as he was getting agitated and confused because of the toxins.
Just finding this a very scary time as it just seems to be a waiting game and lots of hope that his liver will catch up and recover.
Anybody out there had something similar happen? Positive messages much appreciated!!
Love to everyone having a worrying time.