We are now in New Orleans waiting to be seen. The surgeon (the one who did the LVAD) looked at the CT films this morning and has spoken with a cardiac doctor. We will see her in about 30 minutes and she will hopefully be able to explain what the problem is. Last week, before the CT, the surgeon was thinking it was incisional hernias and thought it would be easy to see on a CT. If that's what it is, I have no idea why they couldn't figure it out on Friday. Anyway, we are anxious to see the doctor to find out what is going on. Our prayer is that there is something wrong that can be fixed. The alternative would be seeing a pain management specialist with the worst case scenario being something like a Morphine pump...that would be terrible!! Danny just needs relief from this severe pain...last week the surgeon was upset and said "we gave him a new heart which is working great, but because of his pain, he can't even use the heart!!" That's exactly how Danny feels...At this point, he felt better with the LVAD, which is pretty bad because he did not enjoy that part of this journey at all!!!
|The bruising/redness at the top and bottom of his |
incision is where his pain is located.