Back to yesterday...Sometime in the morning the cardiologist came in to talk and explained that in his ideal world nothing would be done to the clot. He wanted Jeremy to stay on blood thinners and let the clot dissolve naturally. His concern was that in trying to remove it, they could do a lot of damage. Although he emphasized that leaving it be could take months. We don't have months. The transplant Dr. wants Jeremy to be in the hospital receiving his bone marrow transplant before thanksgiving. This is the dilemma we keep coming back to.
Knowing that the Dr.'s where trying really hard to find the best option is not always a comforting thought. It's hard when they don't have an immediate response. You come to expect that they know what they are doing, so stumping 4 departments is hard to do, and a little scary. Late yesterday afternoon Jeremy's oncology Dr.'s came back in and joyfully announced "We have a plan!" You have no idea how exciting it was to hear that!! After days of hearing that they weren't sure what to do, having a plan was a huge relief. But what is the plan? The transplant Dr. finally decided that they are going to proceed to transplant as planned, without touching the clot. She understood that the Cardiologist's fear of removing the clot was a very valid point. So she is going to leave Jeremy on blood thinners and move on. It does make the transplant a little more difficult, but with difficulties they have faced with other patients. She is confident that we can continue the way things are.
So....We are all home. We are all smiling. We are all believing.