Pelvic fluid collection - please help
Hello, i have been a member of this forum since my Dad who is my ultimate Hero was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer (T2N2M0) on New Year's Eve. This is my first post as I haven't really been sure what to say but I have been following posts and I can sense the kindess and care from everyone on here.
My dad had 5 weeks of chemo-radiation in March/April this year followed by full APR surgery on 6th June. He has suffered numerous complications, infections and pain post surgery, he's been in and out of hospital and is having a really hard time.
His latest admission to hospital resulted in a diagnosis of a pelvic abscess collection, he has had a drain fitted and is to have another CT scan in 3 weeks to monitor the situation. We have been told that he may need further surgery for this involving taking muscle and tissue from his thighs and using it to pack the abscess area. He suffers with extreme pain due to the abscess and his backside wound has become dehiencsed, he has a vac pump on it.
My question is, has anyone else on here experienced a pelvic fluid collection as a result of surgery and if so what were your symptoms of this and treatment received for it? Was it resolved? If so how long did it take to get better? And how was it resolved?
This journey seems never ending for my Dad and all of our family at the moment, we really need some advice and hopefully some reassurance that things will get better.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I really appreciate any help and information that anyone can provide.