While I was repairing the abdominal wall, a blood clot formed in the left ventricle.
I thought this was supposed to be routine surgery.
We thought it was out of the woods a few days ago, too. There’s no such thing as routine when you’re recovering from a gunshot to the abdomen
What happened with the clot?
Got wedged in his right subclavian artery. Obstructed the blood flow to his arm for about 30 minutes.
So, what’s the prognosis?
He might be fine…
Or, he may never regain full use of the limb. He is in recovery.