Sep 08, 2012 - 8:20 am
My husband had an MIE on August 31st. Everything went great, he had a couple rough days about day 3 and 4, but since then is doing great. The swallow test was done on Thursday and there is a "very small leak". The doctor doesn't seem too concerned, in fact they plan to release him either tomorrow or Monday. He will come back in a week or so for another swallow test, so until the leak is healed, no food or liquid by mouth. The doctor seems to think it should close up on its on. He said if it didn't, he may consider a stent.
All these things are alarming to me - the leak, a possible stent. Am I overreacting, is this common? Can a small leak really be no big deal?