We returned home a short while ago from Ryan’s appointment at the vascular doctor. I wish I had something significant to report, but the visit itself was largely unproductive. Still, it did let me know what our next steps will be. We need to get Ryan back in for imaging. The one we did before, although helpful, is not suited entirely to diagnose the depth of the issue.
It appears the type of filter Ryan has (Celect) is one that can be removed without too much risk, since it can collapse to be withdrawn. I just want to be damned sure this is the style before we would take him in for surgery. This can be further identified with the proper scan. The last reason for another scan is to precisely map the filter and determine if it is in a position that can be reached safely.
So, it’s another trip in the near future to radiology to get this accomplished.