Thursday, May 7, 2009

Waiting on procedure

Steve is still in his hospital room. We're waiting to learn what time his procedure will be. He's starting to get hungry -- he's not allowed to eat or drink anything until after the filter is placed.


Yesterday I reported that the clot is in his left leg. We all thought it was, based on Steve's swollen left leg. But the resident, Dr. C, triple-checked the radiology report that identifies the clot in the right leg.

We're shocked. There are no visible symptoms on his right side.

We are especially thankful that Dr. N ordered a scan on both legs.


UPDATE: Dr. G, the doctor who will place the filter, just visited with us. The procedure will begin around 11:30 a.m. and will last about an hour.

He will be under moderate sedation; the incision will be in his neck. A catheter will be used to move the device to the correct place in his groin.

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