View From My Desk

The medical sojourn of our daughter Megan continues and today, I spent 11 hours at Augusta University Medical Center. ,  That’s 25 hours in only two days in one week.

The story starts here.



“A-13”, our home today.


Megan is spending the night and Alicia left to join her for a slumber party, upon my getting home.

Augusta is a lot closer to Aiken than Mt. Pleasant, especially at 4:30 in the morning.


I’m not going to go into details, but the complications seem to have been mitigated by two surgeons and a resident.  They put their heads together, weighed the odds,  (shared them with us) and tried a long shot solution, that if it failed, would have made a bad situation even worse, requiring significant, emergency surgery.

They nailed it on the first try and in less than three minutes.

I think Megan has put up with more physical pain this past week than I have in my entire life. It sucks now, but I believe it will make her a better PA, because she knows what it’s like to go through these procedures, from getting a chest tube to having a PEG replaced four days after it was initially placed.

I think we all have had just about as much excitement as we can take in any given week.




About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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14 Responses to View From My Desk

  1. Still sending prayers you way Ray…for you and your family.

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  2. P & J says:

    Please let Megan knows many prayers are continuing for her. Hang in there, Mom and Dad. You are in our prayers also. 🙂

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  3. Claudia says:

    Love and strength to all of you. ❤


  4. Candice says:

    Adding you all to my prayers. 🙏


  5. Val Boyko says:

    Hang in there. Sending love ❤️


  6. Writer Lori says:

    Hard to hit ‘like’ for such a scary moment, but very happy that all turned out well. Fingers crossed that it’s smooth sailing from here on out…

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  7. Live & Learn says:

    Hmmmm, hope this all turns out well Ray.


  8. Osyth says:

    I’m so sorry you are all having such a horrible moment in your lives. Watching your daughter suffer must be beyond dreadful and I hope that this will now mark the end of the painful time and the beginning of her real recovery and road back to normality.

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  9. E. says:

    Hang in there Visotskis. Praying this is become less acute each day. Doug

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  10. Debra says:

    Oh my, Ray! I’m getting caught up on some overdue reading and seeing what you’ve all been through, Megan, in particular, of course! i’m glad this procedure is behind her now, and it will hopefully put an end to her trouble in this area. I’m sure that as a parent this has been really exhausting physically and emotionally, and once home, I do hope the best and for rest to restore ALL of you. Health and healing to your whole family!

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