A new member has asked for our urgent help. Jess Woodward-Hays has her 80 year old dad in hospital with a type B dissection. Here is her request below. Any members that want to contact her can either contact her via the site or send her an email direct.
My dad is in critical condition in hospital having had abdominal dissection on saturday 2nd jan 2010, to date had four units of blood transfusions and kidney failure. Hospitals have refused to operate due to certainty of death on table. He had severe vomiting and bought up large quantity of blood, hence transfusions. We, as the family, were put on standby for the first 48 hours, but uncertainty as to his prognosis of survival remains uncertain. Is there anyone out there who can help us with some answers or support?
We are a family who feel totally in the dark about what is going on - I have read a lot about younger people suffering this and recovering from surgery. I would like to hear from anyone who can help me put all this into perspective, from survivors of unoperated dissections, any family member who has been through similar story and the like. At the moment we feel alone and are caught in the will he/will he not survive, mode and what happens in the event of his recovery - anything you could offer would be gratefully received.