Friday, May 27, 2011

Surgery

Keegan will be going into emergency surgery this evening.  His CT scan showed that the catheter of his port has eroded from the vein it should be in into the subclavian artery.  We don't exactly know how this happened.  All we know is that it is very dangerous and must come out now.  This explains so much about the bleeding problems he has been having and could also be the source of his fevers.

Surgery is consulting with our transplant surgeon, the cardiology team, and all of Keegan's other doctors right now.  Once a solid plan is in place, he will go back for surgery.  This could all go somewhat easily, but there is a lot of potential for this to become a major surgery.  Because it is in an artery, it cannot just be pulled out like it should be if it were properly in a vein.  He will be at a very high risk of stroke during and immediately the removal.  If there is some kind of damage that has allowed this erosion to occur, that may need to be repaired.  There are too many questions and not enough answers right now.

Please, please, please pray for Keegan right now.  I'm not ashamed to ask for you to literally stop what you are doing and pray now.  Please spread the word and spread the prayers.  Thank you so very, very much.  We will update here as things progress tonight.  Thank you again.

5 comments:

Dedra Rainey said...

Praying in Carrollton!

Joanne said...

Praying for sweet Keegan, the surgeon & your family.

Becky Cudlipp said...

Done. And will continue.

David and April Vinson said...

Praying!

Linda McElreath said...

Just saw this message. Prayed for angels to surround Keegan and protect him. Prayed for every family member and all the doctors and nurses. Will continue and will keep believing.