I did post this on another, older thread of mine the other day, but thought I would do a independent post , Has anyone here heard of or experienced these problems, and if so, is there any advise you could offer, I am overwhelmed by the news, but my husband is now in ITC getting a tiny bit stronger every day… Many thanks, unfortunately the leak got worse and the join collapsed, my husband had to go back into surgery, he has got through it but is still in ITC on ventilator and Tracheostomy , they had to strip lung due to the infection the leak caused and total remove his oesophagus and bring the end out of neck and the stomach out in abdomen, along with feeding tubes,drains cheats etc… they are now trying to reduce sedation and move forward, he will need to have a big op in a year for reconstruction, it is going to be very hard and I am am concerned for hi,m I am in shock really as he was always so fit. Bless him he has hard a terrible time of it but is still fighting . The plane is to leave bag in neck for 6 - 12 months to enable my husband to get strong enough for another huge op to reconstruct using part of the bowel.. am at a loss now as to how to go forward and keep him healthy.
Doe anyone know of any literature that will help?
Thanks for all your support.