Thursday, September 16, 2010
Dad's Second Leg Embolization 2010
Yesterday dad had another leg embolization on his most painful leg tumor to cut it off from the blood supply. The first embolization was done with wires and this one was done with alcohol. We went to Teaneck Holy Name hospital for the surgery because apparently they are the regional embolization specialists. The surgery cut off about 80% of the blood flow so it is considered successful. However, the actual alcohol is very painful, so he temporarily has more pain than he did before the surgery. He is on a lot of pain medication so his rehab is on hold. Hopefully once the alcohol exits his system, he should go down to less pain than before. The doctors also got his dangerously high levels of calcium down. Hopefully when he recovers he will be going back to some sort of modified rehab.