Wednesday, July 2, 2008


So the tracheotomy went well from what I understand. I have not spoken to Lea the nurse since, just Heath. It sounds as if her central line in her right subclavian stayed put. It looked pretty close to where the trach would go to me, but Heath said it looked as if everything is in the same place.

2nd opinion coming from this doctor this afternoon on the feet.

Swee Lian Tan, M.D.Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Accepting New PatientsAccepting New Medicare
PatientsLanguage(s): Chinese, Malaysian Want to make an appointment?
Call Swee Lian Tan, M.D.'s office directly at (206) 860-2204
Education and Certification:Medical School: Harvard Medical SchoolResidency: Deaconess-Harvard Surgical ServiceFellowship(s): Pennsylvania HospitalBoard Certification(s): American Board of Surgery - General Surgeryand Vascular SurgeryAdditional Qualifications: Ph.D in Physical Chemistry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist)
Clinical Interests/Special Procedures Performed:Aneurysms, Angioplasty, Aortic Stent Grafts, Carotid Surgery, Endoscopic Vascular Surgery, Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Limb Salvage, Thoracic Surgery
Philosophy of Care:I believe in education of patients, their families and caregivers to effectively manage their vascular disease and minimize its impact on their lives.

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Amy Storch said...

Dr. Tan is a Harvard grad with 20 years of experience. Thumbs up Scott!!! Let's hope she has some great suggestions.

Ally Van Leuvan said...

Great picture of Carol and Safiya meeting! Thanks for sharing it!

Glad to hear the tracheostomy went well, Scott.

Looking forward to what Dr. Tan's opinion is.

Ally & Pete

megan said...

The picture of Carol seeing Safiya is amazing. With you there looking at them and being able to see their faces really made such a strong impression on me. Your little family is an amazing example of strength and you have no idea the impact you've all had on me and my family during all of this. We love you.

Kimberly said...

This is Carol's cousin Kimberly's husband Jonas (if that makes any sense). I understand from kimbery that you are at loss trying figure out where the infection came from. having worked in Medical Labs (I'm a clinical Biologist) and for Medical device manufacturers I have seen a lot of strep infections that have originated from IV catheters. If you don't know where it came from already, and if she has had an IV 2-3 weeks prior to symptoms you may want to ask.

Brandee Hogg said...

Hi Scott,

Jim and Judy's friend from the Tricities again. Your pictures of Carol and the little one are so amazing. What a comfort that must have been to Carol to feel her little baby's skin! I was wondering about something though....Have the doctor's found or called in an Infectious Disease Specialist? I haven't heard anything about that and with all the infections I was wondering if that had been done. I'm sure it has, as you are more than on top of things! Kudos to you for that!!!!! Give Carol our love and you all just hang in there!!!

Brandee HOgg

Jodi said...

What a beautiful picture of Carol and Safiya meeting! They say skin to skin contact does wonders.