Stuart Welch | CaringBridge

Stuart Welch

First post: 9/6/2016
On Tuesday, August 30 at 6:24 pm Stuart was rushed to the ER at JFK Memorial Hospital.  Doctors diagnosed him with a severe case of acute pancreatitis and went to the ICU shortly after having trouble regulating his blood pressure, breathing on his own, and controlling his kidneys.  Since then he has made incremental improvements that have even shocked doctors and nurses who did not give him much of a chance to live.  Our next objective is for him to gain better control over his heart, lungs, and kidneys by eliminating the blood pressure medication, the ventilator that is breathing for him, and the dialysis machine.
The most important of these being the ventilator and the blood pressure medication so they can stabilize him enough to take CT scan to find out if the acute pancreatitis has caused any additional damage to other parts of his body.  Until these vitals are stabilized we will not know any more about his condition.  The nurses and doctors are trying to stabilize him enough so he can survive the process of the scan.  

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