Standing here screaming

Sometimes people annoy me. Other times I am stuck in a really funny situation. All in all, I just got to share it!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

husband update

Sorry it has taken so long to write an update, it has been so hectic. Thank G-d Aaron is okay. Basically, this is what happened last Tuesday:
They did the angiogram and found that the artery with the problem is behind the bone. The vascular surgeon, the orthopedic surgeon, and a new radiologist came to talk to us. They pretty much told us that there is a way around breaking the bone and re-doing the surgery. There is a procedure called an embolization in which, similarly to the angiogram they go in through the groin using coils and knock out the problem orthoscopically (I think that's right) The only problem is, it's not 100 percent guaranteed that it will work and the possibility of them knocking out the functioning of that artery is great. Since he is only 26 they explained that he won't get a circulatory problem because of this. A leg really only needs 2 arteries to function and once one is knocked out, the others will take over the functioning of it. By the time he is old enough to have a problem, the two remaining arteries will be much stronger. We elected to go with this procedure because it is less invasive, no incision and he will have almost no recovery time. They allowed him to go home for the sedarim and we scheduled the procedure for Tuesday of Chol Hamoed (today)
I left the hospital not long ago and he was doing well. The procedure was a success, thank G-d. He will be leaving the hospital at about 3 pm giving him enough time to get ready for yom tov, yay!
On a lighter note, I have a huge crush on the vascular surgeon. Not because I think he's cute or anything but because he gave us so much attention. He sat and explained everything to us over and over until we explained it. He drew diagrams on his hand and used cell phones to show us what is going on in his leg. Then, he came back 15 minutes after he spoke with us to say that he knows it's a lot of information so he came back to see if once it was processed if we had any more questions. That is a great doctor!!

3 Comments:

  • At 6:15 AM, Blogger MUST Gum Addict said…

    Baruch HaShem! So glad to hear that Aaron is going to be alright! I hope that he's back on his feet and running around again in no time.

    As for the doctor, yeah, it's nice to have someone pay attention to you, especially when going through difficult times. Doctors do these things all day and it would seem they treat them all the same, so it's nice when you get personal attention.

     
  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger Ayelet said…

    Baruch HaShem. I'm so glad to hear things are well.

     
  • At 10:15 PM, Blogger Stephen said…

    Great to hear. B"H.

     

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