Friday, March 12, 2010

Very Brief Update

Some tests were run yesterday and the source of the bleeding could not be found. However the bleeding did stop or at least slow considerably. Today they will try again to find the source. If he is not actively bleeding today it will make it difficult to find where he once was bleeding. The IMU stay doesn't seem so bad; hopefully it will be a short one. :) Thank you all for your prayers.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ENT turns into IMU

Louie went back to Houston to his ENT follow-up appointment.  The last procedure went well and they've scheduled the trach hole to be closed in another surgery (03/31/2010).  This will require an overnight stay, but sounds fairly simple.

That brings us to the here and now.  Louie has had some bleeding from the abdomen area that started this morning.  After his ENT visit he headed to the Hermann ER where Dr. Duke was paged.  Dr. Duke has put him in IMU to run some tests.  I don't believe this to be too alarming, but he needs to find the source of the bleeding and ultimately make it stop.  I'll try to post an update when I know a little more.  If anyone still reads this, send a short prayer up for him this afternoon.