Friday, November 10, 2006
HIDA scan results
Shelby's HIDA scan was yesterday. Things went fine. No, she was not thrilled about having to be poked, nor was she happy about being still for the first scan, BUT after that it was smooth sailing. After the first hour, they let her eat and we were able to walk around between each scan.
The results showed "normal emptying through the liver into the bowel," "no contrast goes into the cyst," and "doesn't appear to be bowel from surgery or bile leak." What does all that mean? Well, the doctors were hoping that contrast did go into the cyst so they could see its exact location and what it is attached to or possibly filled with. But it didn't show any of that. Now, on to more testing. We have to wait for Dr. Deutsch (Rockford) and Dr. Alonso (Chicago) to decide what the next step is. Most likely it will involve inserting a needle into the cyst while Shelby is sedated, drawing out the fluid, and then inserting dye directly into the cyst to see where it goes. Ugh. We just need an answer as to what this thing is!
Posted by Jenn at 11/10/2006 04:09:00 PM