Friday, February 13, 2009

He's out of surgery

Shawn is out of surgery he did great ! The surgeon went in and cleaned up the seams, got rid of some necrotic tissue that was just sort of hanging out in there clogging up the works. According to the surgeon, everything looks good, no purulent secretions, the airways look fine. He said that there are "scabby" type areas from the original trauma, that just take time to slough off, sometimes months and months and months. They took biopsies and sent them off so I'll be waiting for those to come back.

He did have a slightly elevated white count, so the surgeon said the transplant doc might want to put in a PICC line and put him on a couple of weeks of IV abx but we'll see what she says. I'm wondering about the steroids, will he have to go on a higher dose for now? Hmmmm

Shawn looks great his throat is a little raw but it hasn't stopped him from ordering his food, he's starving!

Thanks for all of your well wishes, support and prayers!


Christy said...

I have really never heard of this happening after tx. So glad things looked good in there though. Hopefully the abx will whip his white cell count back into shape. Tell Shawn if he's in competition with me over who can get the most surgeries.. he's not gonna win, so he can just stop now.. haha. :)

Christy said...

Oh about the steroids.. I wouldn't think he'd have to increase. Isn't he still on 20 mg/day?

Kim said...

Hi Tina,
I'm so relieved the surgery is over! Here's to a speedy recovery and getting Shawn home soon :-).


Elizabeth said...

Hey -- thinking of you guys and hopeing that all is well and recovery is moving foward speeidly and peacefully.