Larry Laukhuff | CaringBridge

Larry Laukhuff

First post: Apr 21, 2018 Latest post: Jul 23, 2018
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After 5 weeks of struggling with what the doctors thought was a stomach virus trapped in Larry's colon, Larry had blood work done which revealed high inflammation markers and a low white-blood cell count.  Last Friday, April 13th,  Larry went to see a GI doctor who issued a CT scan for later that day which revealed masses on his colon and liver.  Tuesday, April 17th, Larry had a colonoscopy which revealed a blockage in the colon which the doctors said could rupture at any moment.  They scheduled him for emergency surgery at LGH for the following day.   Wednesday, Dr. Hesham successfully removed the affected section of Larry's colon and all affected lymph nodes he could during this operation.  Dr. Hesham was also able to biopsy the metastasized cancer in the liver.  Larry and the family praise God that this operation went so well; better than many had expected.  


Thursday morning Larry woke up with a strong appetite, he was able to eat eggs and pancakes for breakfast, soup and a sandwich for lunch, and a hospital style turkey dinner!  


On Friday Larry woke up pretty nauseous, but the doctors said there were no 'red flags' and that Larry just needs more time to heal.  They gave him more anti-nausea meds which allowed him to eat a bit of lunch and dinner Friday night.  

Today is Saturday, April 21st.  Dr. Hesham is going to have oncology come in for a consult and wants to get a CT scan of Larry's chest before he leaves today.  Please pray that there is no metastasis in the lungs.

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