Friday, June 10, 2011

Good Lucks & Prayers

A sonogram was performed around noon today. Dr. Goswami came in about 2 p.m. to discuss it. While it appears that part of the clots are breaking up due to the 'clot buster', the main clots haven't budged. They will gradually decrease the 'clot buster' tonight so that Dr. Goswami can use a balloon catheter to push the clots to the sides of the vein and let the blood pass. That procedure will occur at 11 a.m. tomorrow. If the balloon 'takes care of' the clots, then she will have her port removed Sunday/Monday. If the balloon doesn't work very well, then he will put the catheters back in and the 'clot buster' will continue to be pumped into the catheter, in hopes of breaking up the clot further. Hopefully, the balloon will clear up the clots and this will all be over tomorrow afternoon.
The balloon catheter will be riskiest part of this obstacle, so please pray hard tonight and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. We will post as soon as possible tomorrow afternoon. It will probably be close to 3 p.m. Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts so far.
The last exchange that Dr. Goswami and Mom had today was as follows:
Mom: "Good luck tomorrow"
Dr. Goswami: "We need it. We'll take it."

**as said by Jen
***posted by Amy

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