Take the good with the bad

****It's been a long night****
****This post won't make sense unless you scroll down and catch up****

Just finished the dreaded post op conversation with Dr. Chad in the hallway from hell.

Let's start positive -
Scott is stable at the moment
He has provided yet another learning experience for the dr's. They have never seen anything like it.
.......... that's all the positive I've got....I'll try again later.

The bad -
Scott will most probably lose his left leg.
Scott's chances of surviving an amputation aren't fabulous.

The situation -

The fistulas that they fixed this morning with the stent placement created such intense pressure in his veins that the veins in his theigh burst. Dr. Chad likened it to a bowl of spagetti. You touched one piece and all the other pieces around it would move and burst. They spent 2+hours tying knots in all these pieces of spagetti that are as fragile as wet tissue paper.
The stents that were placed this morning have completely clotted off. This leaves Scott's leg with a tiny amount of blood supply.
They are going to give Scott a few days to see if his body can perform one of his miraculous healings. They are going to do everything they can to save his leg but it doesn't look good.

Please forgive me - this post probably doesn't make much sense I'm exhausted overwhelemed and struggling with recounting my conversation with Dr. Chad. It's all too much.

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 6:38 AM)  

Just a quick note to say we love you. Big hugs to you all. Every prayer begins and ends with you guys right now.


Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 7:11 AM)  

As with Unc, all our prayers and wishes hopes and dreams begin with you. We also know that you have many, many angels on your side and by your side.

Auntie Rie
Uncle Ron

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 9:38 AM)  

We're all with you Scotty! Hang in there...you're going to get through this!
Lov, Lindsey and Craig

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 10:03 AM)  

Hey guys!!
Know we are all here for you and in our thoughts constantly (tell THAT to a self centered bride!!). Your magical healing powers will pull you thru, we're confident in you!
Please let us know if there is ANYTHING you need, including just to talk, call!!!
Luv, Kisses & Baby Snuggles,
Saskija, Scott & the munchkins

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM)  

hope all goes well...but remember strength of mind is half the battle and its amazing how will power can help heal the body and scott has alot of it...

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 2:08 PM)  

Scott n Brandi, Brent just decided to tell me this existed today. You know him. Anyway, Sending lots of love your way. Sounds as tho you r in some of the best hands possible at this point. Keep the faith and know we r all thinking of you. Love yas Sara

Anonymous –   – (January 9, 2010 at 3:19 PM)  

Hi Brandi and Scott--
Tiffanie sent me this link. I went to Immanuel Lutheran with them back in the day. Scott, I haven't seen you in years, but my family and I are keeping you in our prayers. Brandi, I've never met you but can tell you are a strong, amazing person. I will keep positive thoughts for you and your daughter. Jill (McKenney) Gosch

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