We went to OU Medical today for a check up on the procedure Rondel had on March 6th. Rondel told the dr that the procedure worked but it wasn't like the feeling of the first week after it was done and but is ready for the left leg to be done. So we scheduled April 10th to have the left one done. They are going to go back into the right leg and put stents in there as well as they are going to stent the left one instead of using a what he called a drugged balloon. The doc said that this should have lasted more then a week.
Rondel asked the dr why he had to go through this part and he said just to give the transplant surgeon better arteries to tie into when he transplants the kidney, will also give more better blood supply to the kidney too.
Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers
Mar 11, 2017
Sorry it's been awhile since I last posted. Things have bee really crazy. We have been going to doctors appts sometimes 2 a week, but here is the lasted as of Monday March 6th.
We are here at OU Medical Center awaiting an angiogram.
With him being a diabetic his arteries get calcified, when we seen the dr a couple of weeks ago he said there was nothing impressive to be considered about but before he completely signed off he wanted to do an angiogram of his arteries (in the legs) and if they needed to be stinted he would go ahead and stint them to open them up more for better blood flow. Y'all don't know how much it means to us for all the thoughts and prayers, and kind words. And for following his journey...
As I sit here on the side of his bed trying to hold back the tears awaiting them to come get him for this procedure, I hear him in discomfort because of the restless leg syndrome he suffers from (when he lays back for a long period of time his legs start to hurt). I wish I could just crawl in the bed with him, hold him and make it go away and feel better.
All went good as planned....His iliac artery pressure was 140 at the top and 80 at the bottom so he ballooned it and seems to have worked. The other leg is about the same so when we come back for a follow up in a couple of weeks and sees that this one is still working like it should they are going to schedule the other leg. This should help with decrease leg pains/cramps also.
Dr also said he didn't want to do both legs today cause it would have been too much at one time. He is going to be on bed rest for the next 4 hrs or so. I'm waiting for him to get to recovery and then I can go back with him.
Dec 14, 2016
Now it's waiting to hear how his lower extremities study and CAT scan went today. Hopefully tomorrow I will hear something from his transplant coordinator. This week has been a very stressful week...
Nov 29, 2016
We got a letter in the mail from the transplant center and they have gotten his next appointments scheduled on December 14th. He has an appointment at 8:30am to have a lower extremity vascular...
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
We met with the transplant surgeon today and it went good. They are going to schedule a CAT scan of his lower abdomen for mapping purposes for the organs and schedule an ultrasound...
Nov 01, 2016
Oct 21 Today has definitely been a wonderful way to end this week. We got another call today from the OU Transplant Center, they have scheduled appointments to see his transplant surgeon, and...