Just talked to vascular surgeons again. The results from the CT scan showed that Richie is going to have to be operated on again.
Because his surgery was so lengthy, the surgeons decided not to do this extra procedure to ensure that the aorta graft would be safe from friction on the intestines. Apparently what can happen is the bowel and aorta graft can rub together, and after 10-15 years fuse together and leak into each other. They told us that it would be a much shorter surgery (1-2 hours) and hopefully the recovery would not be nearly as difficult. The news is rather disheartening, Richie was just starting to feel better. But we definitely know that it's much better to get everything done now, rather than have to come back. We don't know for sure when the surgery will be...we're hoping sooner than later. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers. You guys are amazing, we are truly blessed.