Friday, July 23, 2010

AICD

Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

My forty-six year old sister has a pacemaker. She came through the minor surgery no problem. From a cardiac perspective? They are ready to discharge her from the hospital.

Endocrinology on the other hand? Not so much. We were told two things on Wednesday night in a pow-wow with the cardiologist, endocrinologist and electrophysiologist:

1. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland is the only treatment option left for her

2. No surgeon will touch her thyroid in her/its current condition

So, yeah. BUT, last night they found a surgeon who has agreed to at least review her chart. He is a surgeon who specializes in cancers of the head and neck. Who knew?

3 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope the doctor figures something out--what a relief she came through the cardiac procedure. Fingers crossed that she sails through the thyroid procedure (whatever it might be).

Cindy said...

My thoughts are with you, your sister and your families.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Okay, one skirmish won. Still praying.