our 20 yrs daughter had gastric bypass surgery on feb. 13th in mpls. She was released on monday the 16th, and we brought to our home in a nearby state to recuperate.
On tuesday the 17th she was in great pain and nausious. We took her to our local er, who checked her vitals (they were ok) and gave her meds for the nausiousness.
On thursday she was rushed to reginal hopsital in extreme-critical condition; kidneys complete failure, both lungs colapsed, liver in sever distress, bowl in shock, and septic....She had three leeks from the surgery.
They gave her 50/50 odds to survive emergency surgery (6 hours) which she made it through, and now they give her 75/25 odds to make the next 72 hours (of which we are half way through).
The surgeon that performed the emergency surgery (in our home state..Not the original surgeon) indicted that the first surgeon apparently performed the procedure in a fashion that one section was placed in front of the stomach (versus behind), and the stomach folded over causing certain points to have blood flow cut-off and subsquently dying and creating three leeks.
1. Is this situaiton something that this forum has heard of before, and is it common?
2. The second surgeon performed a follow-up procedure two days after his first procedure whereby he injected a chemical followed with xray/catscan to check for leeks....The first surgeon did not perform this follow-up. Is the follow-up proceddure, to look for leeks, standard procedure (and he failed to do it)?
I had gastric bypass over 5 yrs ago. They did do the upper gastro graphy ( where you swallow glass of stuff so your stomach shows on x-ray) to check for leaks after my surgery. I think that is standard procedure after gastric surgery. Hope everything turns out ok!