Posted by Oli on Friday 30th November, 2007
While in theatre the surgeons discovered a hefty infection that they weren’t expecting to see. They’ve managed to do what they can for now and had sorted out the leak so Oli can now be pumped full of nutrients and drugs to help his body win the massive fight that’s reared its head.
Oli has been taken back to ITU and has been put back on the ventilator and back to heavy sedation. The good thing is that he won’t know any of this is happening.
This is a pretty scary time right now and things can change very quickly. Not much is known about what is happening and so as soon as there are updates I will let you know.
Positives to take from this: The team have found it and got rid of a load of goo already, they are fighting it, Oli is being cared for by some of the top medics in this field, infections after transplant are not uncommon and so the team know what to do.
Nevertheless, prayers, good vibes anything is welcome. As I said, let’s be thankful that Oli doesn’t know what’s happening now.
Much love x
Update 16.30 – Oli has been put on kidney dialysis, this should help him fight the infection. The head doc is hoping Oli will be able to pull through.
1/12/07 10am – Heard from his parents, no change overnight, still stable. Hoping to go and see him later. Thanks for all of your kind messages, it’s really appreciated and it’s great to know so many people love him as much as we do.
7.30pm – Oli seems to be doing well, absolutely desperate to come off the ventilator, think they may take it off this evening if an x-ray shows good things. The head doc dude came in on his day off today to do a broncoscopy (looking into the lungs with a little camera) with a view to suctioning up a load of goo that may still have been lurking in the lungs. From what I can gather there was little to no goo there at all so he didn’t need to do much at all. I think all of his infection markers might be heading in the right direction and they might have caught the infection at just the right time. Hopefully this isn’t too much of a set back and I’m sure Oli will be back up to speed before too long. Am off to see him tomorrow morning, more info then.