Monday, December 27, 2010

Rogers Family Christmas Party!

Dans family knows how to throw a party! This was the grand finale of the annual talent show. Oh I WISH I would have gotten a video of "The Ro Bros" performing their talent! Dan was lead vocal and guitarist, Noah on piano, Jake on drums, and Hunter on Violin. I was soooo impressed and soooo proud. They ROCKED!

Friday, December 3, 2010

C is for ... Cavernous reCanalization with Collateral veins

Where do I start .... in July of this year Noah had an ultrasound where the radiologist determined his clot to be resolved. Unfortunately that same day, they also determined that he had an appendicitis. So he went to surgery. Because of the surgery, he also went off of anticoagulation medication.

Then about a month or so ago, Noah had an echocardiogram. The cardiologist was concerned about something he saw and recommended we do an abdominal CT.

So last week we had an abdominal CT done. The results were SUPRISING. Cavernous recanalization of the IVC with collateral veins. What does this mean???? The way the radiologist described it to me was that his IVC was essentially gone and there were little veins that had grown all over in his abdomen to compensate for losing the Inferior Vena Cava.

Unfortunately I dont what the ramifications of this will be. First of all, the question I have is .... did a new clot develop in the 2 weeks that he was off coumadin OR did the radiologist that read the ultrasound in July get it wrong. This is important to know because in April next year another doctor plans to try to take him of anticoagulation therapy. My second question would be.... what will this mean for him in the future? Will he always be tired? Will he always have abdominal pain and chest pain?? Will I ever post about anything other than Noahs health issues again??? HMMMMMMMM :)