Friday, February 22, 2013

Stent is in...


The doctor was able to place a stent in Lucy's bile duct, quickly.  The entire procedure was done in just over an hour.  He came out and told us that Lucy had a significant fibrous stricture with lots of scar tissue.   When I asked him about the debris found in her bile duct, he said very politely in his Nigerian accent, "Oh yes, you are Americans you always want to know how much :)".  The only way to keep her bile duct open was to place a stent.  Lucy is in the pediatric recovery unit, awaiting admission to the peds floor.  She was quite uncomfortable after her procedure, but was given a hefty bolus dose of fentanyl to help make her comfortable.  

3 comments:

Susan said...

Praise God that things went as well as they did! I can't even begin to imagine what a stressful day this has been for all of you... and how little sleep you are likely to get tonight. :-( May the Lord be your strength. Praying for you all!
Susan

Krissy said...

She amazes me. And so does the strength of her family . Praying for you all.

Kim Anderson said...

Praise God! Still praying for you all!