Friday, September 11, 2009

Post Cath Update

The cath was unsuccessful because the aneurysm is too large to pass a cath past the aortic root. He tried a normal size cath, then a smaller one. But he didn't have one small enough that he felt safe enough to advance further. He was too afraid to attempt anything else without perfing or tearing it and loosing him on table. So the next plan of action is to get a CTA of his heart since he considers it safer. Which I think this was actually done lastnight at the other hospital, so we are checking on this now.
He said this surgery is HUGE. He said its a 3-5% mortality and he said he HAS to know what his coronary arteries look like before they open his chest up.

I'll keep everyone updated as soon as we get them.

4 comments:

Trista & Chris said...

praying for you, your dad and your family. Is 41:10

cmatsukes said...

Thanks ashley for the update I am so sorry to hear about your Dad I have had bad day to John was in a car accident got sent home from hospital but he is in alot of pain. I just hope your dads surgery will go ok It is good you are all there with him. Yes that is a major surgery but he is strong and he will make it through Please let him know he is in my thoughts and prayers. Give your mom a Hug for me she has to have alot of strenght. Take some rest for yourself too. HUGS CHRIS

ryansmom said...

Your dad and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry. Hang in there.

Rachel H. said...

Keep updating us...we are thinking about you and your family! :)