Sunday, April 21, 2013

4/21 VAD changes

For everyone who has been following....thank you very much for everything that has come our way. It has been a roller coaster of a ride for us and all though he is doing a gazillion times better there are risks still involved.

The VADs or pumps that are in place to actually move the blood have gotten quite a few clots. It was explained to me by one of the doctors that since his blood is passing through something that was not created by God(which I feel he played a huge role in creating this machine, but anyway) that the blood will try to do its job, that is to clot. Since this is happening more than the Doctors are comfortable with he is going to have both pumps changed today at 0900. There are risks involved with leaving the pumps in place with the clots that have formed of one dislodging from the right pump and ending up in his lungs, or from the left pump and ending up in his brain. On the other side of the spectrum there are risks during the pump change that include lack of perfusion during the procedure and micro bubbles that can form and ending up in his brain or lungs.

In a nut shell...we can be danged if we do or danged if we don't. This is by far one of the most amazing machines in its simplest form I have ever witnessed. It all comes with risks and with the good lots of times comes the bad. He will be out for a while after and we will just pray that all goes well and God can keep brains sharp and hands steady of all who will be involved today.


1 comment:

  1. Thinking of you today and sending wishes for terrific outcome!


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