Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Never Seen It Happen in 30 Years"

Yesterday, Dr. West noticed in Graham's chest X-ray that a piece of metal was in his chest. After further inspection, they concluded it was a piece of wire used to help put the central line in place (last week) and when they took this portion out, it left part of the wire in the vein. An Interventional Radiologist will enter through Graham's upper leg/groin area and pull out the 2-3 inch wire.
This is a surgery, so the ventilator goes back in. This will all happen at 3:30pm today. He was doing so great the past couple days, it seems like for every step forward, we take two steps back. Let's all hope this is just a minor setback and he can jump back on that road to recovery.


  1. G-man to world: Are you kidding me?! If I have one more setback, we're going twelve rounds. And, just to be clear, I will not be wearing gloves. Also, I want a lifetime supply of ice cream. I'm going to take a nap now, so please keep it down out there. And get to work on that ice cream.

  2. You all just can't catch a break! Freaky, but maybe that explains in part the bp problems. Hope this removal goes smoothly and is just a minor hiccup on Graham's road to recovery. Hang in there and stay strong.

  3. What a thing to happen! Graham was just beginning to do better! He's a strong little guy and can come through this, too! YOU keep strong and know that all of you are in our daily prayers!