We're home! Long day...Jeff's stents look terrific, incorporated beautifully in the veins. He had a CAT scan and x-ray of the site, just to make sure. They looked great. Whoo hooo! Dr. Dake wanted to double check some more results before it's official, but it looks like Jeff can stop the coumadin and maybe even plavix. The MRIs were done by the neuro dept, and they are backed up...so we didn't get instant results like last time (when the cardiothoracic dept. did them.)
The neuro dept. at Stanford is interested in getting more involved, which is good...but it will mean more work getting everyone on board. Soooo....we'll have to wait a bit to get those MRI results. And Dr. Dake is busier than ever, so it may be a bit before he can put all the info together. Dr. Dake has a new scheduling asst, Alex and a new assistant, recent Stanford grad Nick, to keep his records in order. Had a nice visit with Dr. Cooke while we were there...he's applying for some grants for CCSVI animal studies/endothelial studies, which he says can be done (he's done them on PAD, and they can speed up the injury- to work with the mouse lifespan.)
We'll give more info here as it comes in, but the good doctor was happy to see Jeff so alert and in such good health and spirits. Me too!
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09