I talked to someone that I think....I THINK... knows what is going on. We have had a bit of a struggle finding out if Jack IS or IS NOT on a low-fat diet, if he IS or IS NOT getting his tube out before the cath, if he IS or IS NOT going to need another procedure following the cath...
So I talked to Dr. Grey. I think he's a reliable source, (weekends are quiet and mysterious here, not as much noise and not as many doctor's walking around.) He told me they plan on leaving the tube in till Monday. It isn't putting out a lot of fluid, but they want to watch it, as they ARE going to change his diet. And as for the cath, there are a couple of scenario's that could come of it:
1) They go in, don't find anything wrong, and decide to address this issue with diuresis, and hope that if we keep him on his med's for a longer period of time, we can avoid this from happening again.
2) They go in and something stares them in the face as a problem, and they balloon it, and put a stent in the narrowing, and that helps this from occurring again.
3) Something is really wrong- and they have to correct it surgically.
I believe those are in the order of seriousness, starting from least, to most.
We will be here, hanging out all weekend long. Jack is acting like himself, but he is attached to the chest tube that can be painful if he moves around too much. So we can't exactly do whatever we want. Perhaps I can discuss his wish with him- and we can get a better idea of what Jack wants to wish for.