100 lb. Club - Update for CFmama from her husband

07-24-2009, 02:39 AM
Tammy was admitted into the hospital Thursday morning at 2am for another gallbladder attack, but it has also turned into pancreatitis. They did bloodwork and found her lipase enzyme levels to be around 1500 units (normal is around 100 for most people) and they were worried about the pancreas going into necrosis (pancreas dying from autodigestion = pancreas eating itself) which can kill.

She is on 5mg of morphine every 4 hours and is resting fairly comfortably, though she is not allowed to eat anything. She is being hydrated by IV. She is also allowed sips of water every so often.

As of noon today, her bloodwork shows her lipase numbers have fallen to 750 units, which is a very good thing. Hopefully they will continue to fall and she might come home on Saturday. OR they will keep her in the hospital until Tuesday when she has her gallbladder removal surgery scheduled.

She wanted me to log on here and let people know what's been going on with her.


07-24-2009, 02:50 AM
Thank you so much for updating all of us! I am so sorry that her surgery was put off for so long and it became a big problem. Tell her that I hope she feels better soon! She is truly an inspiration!


07-24-2009, 02:53 AM
Yikes!! Feel better soon!

07-24-2009, 03:03 AM
Thanks for letting us know, she is in my thoughts. Hoping for a speedy recovery :)
I know how first hand how painful gallbladder issues are, I feel for her :(

07-24-2009, 03:04 AM
Oh dear, I am sorry to hear that... My thoughts and with her.

07-24-2009, 04:23 AM
Thanks, Jeff, for letting us know. I hope they keep her in, I know hospitals are no fun but she's in the best place.

Prayers and hugs.

Arctic Mama
07-24-2009, 06:18 AM
Poor thing! Thank you so much for keeping us updated, and let her know she is in our thoughts :(

07-24-2009, 07:21 AM
Thanks for the update! So glad this will all be over soon!

07-24-2009, 08:17 AM
Thanks, Jeff, for letting us know. We're all sending her healing thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery.

07-24-2009, 08:31 AM
Thank you for the update !!

Truly terrible she has had to wait so long and fuss with so much red tape trying to get fixed. Best wishes for a successful surgery and a splendid recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judy Lynn
07-24-2009, 09:09 AM
Jeff, thanks for letting us know. Wish Tammy well, and I hope she is better soon.

07-24-2009, 09:10 AM
Give Tammy our love!

07-24-2009, 09:20 AM
Thanks for letting us know! Will the pancreatitis be cured or at least improve after her gall bladder is removed? I'm so sorry you've had to go through all this CF!

07-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Lots of :hug: and keeping you both in my thoughts.

07-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Thanks for letting us know.

Sending good thoughts and prayers!

07-24-2009, 10:20 AM
Lots of love from us. She's been through so much I hope evrything turns out well. Thanks for the update. We will be thinking of her.

07-24-2009, 10:24 AM
wow, what news! I'm sending all the good vibes I can for a quick recovery!

Thighs Be Gone
07-24-2009, 10:24 AM
Sending thoughts and prayers to Tammy! I hope she is on the mend and back @ 3FC soon--we miss her!

07-24-2009, 11:11 AM
Oh feel better soon Tammy! I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

07-24-2009, 11:13 AM
Thank you Jeff, I'm praying for Tammy. Very hard.

07-24-2009, 11:14 AM
Best wishes to Tammy. Get well soon!

** What a great husband to do that for her! **

07-24-2009, 11:20 AM
Send her good thoughts ... I hope she feels better very soon. That sounds just awful, especially after dealing with this all for so long. :getwell:

07-24-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the info. Good thing her levels are going back to normal, and I hope she rests comfortably until her surgery on Tuesday....
Give her our love!



07-24-2009, 12:16 PM
Prayers and positive thoughts!

07-24-2009, 12:30 PM
Thank you so much for letting us know. My thoughts and prayers are with her and your family.

07-24-2009, 12:40 PM
Tammy slept well last night, but woke up with a massive headache and nausea from all the morphine. They plan to do more bloodwork and check her lipase levels. If they keep dropping, they will send her home on Saturday.

When they remove the gallbladder and blocking stone, her pancreas should start to feel better.

I read her all of your responses to her and greatly appreciates all the love and prayers!


better health3
07-24-2009, 12:48 PM
Thank you for the updates. We all want Tammy to feel better ASAP. Many of us are praying for a speedy recovery. Take care.

07-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Thanks so much for the updates. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

07-24-2009, 12:57 PM
yes, indeed thanks for letting us know, sending get better hugs. :D

07-24-2009, 01:07 PM
Oh my goodness. I was actually wondering where Tammy's been. I was hoping (& praying) that she wasn't hit with another attack.

It's so thoughtful of her to have you post here on her behalf. I thank you and her for keeping us updated.

I hope she continues to improve so that she can be home for the weekend. That surgery is just around the corner and none too soon. This will hopefully be the beginning of the end of this nightmare she's been through. I am sending her lots and lots of good wishes and love.


07-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Jeff please let Tammy know that your family is in our prayers. She has faced such a tough battle with all of this. I hope she feels better soon!

07-24-2009, 01:45 PM
She is in out thoughts and prayers :) Hope she feels better soon!

07-24-2009, 01:48 PM
Wow, that is horrible and scary! Tell her we're all pulling for her to get well soon!!!!

07-24-2009, 01:50 PM
Lots of get well vibes coming Tammy's way! *hugs*

07-24-2009, 01:56 PM
Thank you for letting us know Jeff. She will be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

07-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Thank You Jeff, for the updates, tell Tammy to feel better, and sending good thoughts and prayers for your family, this has be very tough on you and the girls too. All the best.

07-24-2009, 03:24 PM
Jeff: Thanks for the update. :)



07-24-2009, 03:42 PM
Poor thing! It's a shame she was forced to wait so long. I hope she feels better soon!

07-24-2009, 03:52 PM

07-24-2009, 03:56 PM
My sister had gallbladder problems and it is very difficult. I wish her the best of luck in her surgery! :hug:

07-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Good luck with everything, and hope she is feeling better soon.

07-24-2009, 06:02 PM
Holy moly, the poor critter!! :( I hope she's all better soon.

07-24-2009, 06:14 PM
I hope she gets better soon. I'll miss her inspiring posts while she's away. Thank you for letting us know how she's doing.

07-24-2009, 06:16 PM
Wow, I just saw this! Get well soon, Tam! :)

07-24-2009, 08:40 PM
We will keep both of you in our thoughts. thanks for updating us!

07-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Prayers ascending for Tammy!

07-24-2009, 10:21 PM
Oh, poor Tammy! Let her know that I am thinking about her and wish her a full and speedy recovery. I hope they keep her in hospital; it's about time they fix her up once and for all.

Thanks for the update, Jeff, and you hang in there as well.

Alana in Canada
07-25-2009, 12:11 AM
Oh Tammy, you really had to go and land yourself in the hospital before they said you could come! Kidding aside, I pray you will be home Saturday and able to rest before your surgery! All the best to you. Hugs.

07-25-2009, 12:21 AM

lots of balloons from all of us!

07-25-2009, 01:42 AM
Tammy's Lipase level has dropped from 691 to 77 as of this afternoon!!

She has not had morphine since 3am this morning and only needing tylenol for her post morphine headache. Otherwise, she is feeling good.

She will be discharged Saturday morning and I will pick her up and take her to her friend's house (where the kids will be all day as I am working all day).

I have been reading your well wishes to her over the phone (no wifi in the hospital for some reason).

Now if she can just stay away from the hospital until Tuesday for her scheduled surgery!


07-25-2009, 03:02 AM
What a nightmare.She has been through **** with this gallbladder !!!Hope she has a nice quiet weekend........then nice smooth recovery.

07-25-2009, 03:18 AM
Glad to see that drop, great news. Pass on a large hug from me, please.

Judy Lynn
07-25-2009, 09:19 AM
That is great news Jeff!

07-25-2009, 09:35 AM
Thoughts and prayers to her, you, and the kids! Good to hear her blood work is better and she's coming home!


07-25-2009, 02:18 PM
That is so good to hear! I'm so happy for you Tammy. I was having an emotional day yesterday and about started crying when I read this post. I'm so glad you are on the mend and your surgery will be over and done with quickly enough too! Hang in there friend!

07-25-2009, 02:31 PM
I'm glad your levels are down so you can get some rest at home, before Tuesday. Try to Rest and Take Care, you and your family have been waiting way too long for this. Hope you feel better very soon.

07-25-2009, 02:56 PM
She's gonna be OK!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Take good care of our girl, and I KNOW things'll be fine on Tuesday...


07-25-2009, 07:45 PM
Rest up, Tammy! Good luck on tuesday and I'm glad you're feeling better in the meantime!!