Thursday, January 28, 2010
Surgery has started
Mark is now in the OR for the surgery to create a fistula in his forearm and place a PD catheter in his abdomen. The surgery should take several hours to complete. The surgeon estimated it would be 4 or 5 hours before we would see Mark in the recovery room. Although we have not spoken to the Cardiologists, a resident told us yesterday that the echocardiogram they completed yesterday indicated no change in the blood clots in Mark's heart. We are anxious to hear what the Cardiologists' plans are for Mark's care. We were hopeful that the blood clots would have decreased in size, but understand that this may take time. The Transplant Team feels like the Cardiologists will repeat the echocardiogram sometime next week and continue to closely monitor Mark. Please lift Mark and our family up in prayer this morning. Rhonda, Larry, and I are anxiously awaiting the phone call from the OR nurse with an update on the surgery.