Recovering well


The operation went well. I spoke to the doctor just a minute ago. He said that at least 90% of the clotted blood has been removed. The bleeding was not in the brain, just within the skull. The rest of the blood that is left will be drained out gradually, and if necessary, they will need to go in again and remove more. He is responding well, but still weak from the surgery. His response is not fully normal, but that will take some time. There were various complicating factors such as his age, kidney problems, diabetes, blood pressure, and other items. The doctors were not able to give him general anesthesia, so only local anesthesia was given. He is still in the ICU. Let’s pray that he will recover quickly.

He needs to be hospitalized for at least two more weeks to get things settled. The irony is that he has been going to this same hospital three times per week for dialysis. The one hour plus drive there is quite a drain for him at his age and his condition. But this is the closest hospital with a full time Nephrologist on staff. Kerala, with 31.8 million people, has only 15 nephrologists for the entire state. That is quite an alarming situation, and that affects the care given to the patients. Most doctors leave the country and go abroad for work.

For the next month, the blood thinning medicines cannot be used for him, which makes his dialysis more difficult. They say that this may result in less quality of the purification of the blood that takes place through the dialysis.

Thanks again for your prayers.

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, 4 June 2009. 7 Comments on Recovering well. Category: Uncategorized.

About Alexi George

Alexi is the pastor of Adoor Vineyard and an Associate Professor at Faith Theological Seminary, India. He blogs regularly on Leadership and Life from a biblical perspective.

7 Comments

  1. San says:

    Sir, We are praying for Uncle, With Our God all things are possible..
    santosh, Rajasthan

  2. Cherry says:

    “Kerala, with 31.8 million people, has only 15 nephrologists for the entire state. That is quite an alarming situation, and that affects the care given to the patients. Most doctors leave the country and go abroad for work.”

    That’s probably the result of a greedy culture which thirsts for “cheap cheap” everything.

    Hope and pray things will sort themselves out quickly.

    Cherry.

  3. okay, we will be praying for him and I am leaving today for Delhi, so I canpray on the plane.
    Amy is now in LA – her cell phone is 404-429-1461 if you would like to call her sometime.
    Blessings,
    Ellen and Rick
    Romans 8

  4. Dear Brother Alexi,
    Indeed this is a good report. We will certainly be in prayer for your father. God is in control. Thanks for your visit to the U.S.
    God Bless,
    Walter Phillips

  5. Sabu says:

    Our prayers are always with you all.

  6. Savvy Mom says:

    Hi Pastor,
    This must be tough on you, being so far away.
    We are praying for all of you.

  7. ann says:

    Alexie uncle
    Hope Appachan is well now. Keeping in prayers.
    Love Bibi and Jojy

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