Thursday, January 17, 2008

Get rid of it!

That's what Mommy told the doctor this morning about this thing by my button. It was a really quick visit, and they said they could do it. We get to stay here in St. Louis today and tonight then we'll go back to the hospital tomorrow for them to take this thing off me. Here's Mommy's part of the story...

They had said when we were there this morning that they thought they could do a quick Bovie procedure (utilizing electrocautery or electrosurgery), which is quite simple, with just an inhaled sedative. But when they called back a bit ago to give me the time, 11:30 am tomorrow, she mentioned that after reviewing her history, they'll need to have an anesthesiologist there. I don't know if that means they'll need to do a more invasive type sedation, but I kind of assume that's the deal. The procedure will be the same, either way. They're doing the procedure in the APC (ambulatory procedure center), which is where they did her PEG, button, and a biopsy, so we're quite familiar with it. The APC staff will be calling later today to give me the instructions for whatever prep we'll need to do, and I'll be asking them about the anesthesia.


  1. Good luck tomorrow! I'm glad it will be gone!

  2. You guys are always up to something! I hope it all goes well. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

  3. we will be thinking of you tomorrow!! hope it all goes ok!!! hugs and yeah!!!!!

  4. Braska, I'm really interested in what is entailed as Tommy's granulation is really growing again. Thanks for all the info!

  5. Good luck, and we will be thinking of you tomorrow!

    GREAT BIG HUGS and KISSES from Rhett, Braska!!

    Pam and Rhett


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