Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Just want to leave a quick entry that Kevin's in surgery right now. The first portion is over, which was the bone marrow aspiration. The surgeon said that went smoothly. Dr. Shocket is performing the second half of the surgery, which consist of him taking out his internal port, then installing the double lumen for chemo. We spoke with both surgeons yesterday. The lumen procedure is a bit more complicated then they had hoped for, since they will be doing a complete new install instead of just changing up his current line. He didn't like the location of his prior port (nobody did) so instead of just doing some quick adjustments on he current line, they removing the entire line and doing a second insision on the right side of his chest to instal the Hickman. It's not too big of a deal, just a little more involved then we had hoped for. His brain tumor resection surgery by Dr. Sood at Childen's Hospital was a very successful surgery, and we're thankful. But the general surgeon who did his port.....well we're not thrilled, let's just say that.

We had the pleasure of waking up around 5:45 a.m. in order to be here by 6:30. As long as everything goes well it's a small inconvenience. Once his second procedure is done and he's out of the recovery room, either Rachel or I will update the blog.


1 comment:

Kathy said...

Hope all goes well with the port removal and the Hickman placement.