Husband had surgery for colon cancer. The surgery supposedly went well. Two days later, he was rushed to ICU. There they discovered his intestine had been nicked during surgery and he was extremely toxic. Different surgeon took over,opened again , kept him open, putting him into a drug-induced coma, paralysis and a breathing vent. Tried to close him 3 days later, unable because of swelling, then closed him up 2 days after that. He was septic all this time. After trying to pull him out of the coma and paralysis, he was still doing poorly with numerous problems and nobody was sure if he would pull through or not. He is now, 5 weeks later, out of ICU and in a nursing home for rehab. and will be out of work much longer than anticipated with in -home care besides. Where do we stand?
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