I had a liver transplant and today the T-tube removal was completed. I was not told that I was going home with a hole in me thats leaking like crazy. Can someone tell me how long I can expect this to go on? I've already used a whole roll of paper towels and maybe 20 4x4 gauze pads.
Thank you for your help.
When I had my T-tube removed I sprung a bile duct leak which was extremely painful. I was rushed immediately to have a stent put in through endoscopy so if I was leaking at the site I never knew it.
Have you called your coordinator about this?
Gregg, I won't pretend to know what is going on with you. I do know that I learned not to be a tough guy with this stuff and especially this close after transplant. I'd either get the kind of reassurance that would relax me through a conversation with your coordinator or I'd go to your transplant facility and have them look at you. I just wouldn't stress out over this when they can relieve your anxiety or perform whatever procedure is indicated - if one is. I would not sit around worrying and waiting if I were you.
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