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Journal entry by Charles Ellis

How fast things can move with good information. We went to see an interventional radiologist this morning, Dr. Kooy. He confirmed the diagnosis Dr. Rhee made last Thursday.

He recommends a stent implanted by angiography, a catheter through the femoral artery. That should open up the superior mesenteric artery enough to normalize the functioning of Kate's bowels. Which should mean she will be able to eat without nausea and gain weight.

He thought they could get it done in a couple of weeks at Swedish. He also recommended his mentor, a Dr. Mulden, who is a pioneer in this work and very experienced.

I felt buoyant leaving his office. Kate was tired, but happy, too. This might be the beginning of the end.
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