I found out at 7:30 last night that the last attempt to break through the clot in Denise's leg was successful!! The last 3mm involved the doctor running a wire around a blind corner in Denise's vein. Needless to say, that was a very risky procedure.
The vein that was clotted from pelvis to ankle has been completely broken through and stents are being placed today. This ordeal was expected to take three days. It took ten. She's still in the hospital for a couple days, but her future is looking brighter than it was a couple weeks ago.
I hadn't updated since the weekend because I really didn't know if she was going to survive. In fact, last night I was on the phone with the other friend that's been posting Denise's updates. We were concerned that more than seven hours had passed since she entered surgery and were discussing how we'd break the news of a possible bad ending to everyone. It's not fun to have to hash out what you'll do if you find out your friend died in surgery, but the possibility existed. In the midst of that discussion a message came through that Denise's final surgery had been a success. Praise God!
Anyway, thanks again to all of you who prayed for her and asked how she was doing. If you are interested in joining her DVT information page on Facebook, then let me know.