Myhusband recently was diagnosed with Peripheral Vascular Disease, then found out he has a blood clot in his left iliac artery, and is going to an Amputation Specialist today, then on Friday is having surgery. He is having Left iliac Angioplasty and Left tibial arteriogram done. Since his blood clot went through a stenosis and traveled down his left leg and showered into his foot and toes, the Vascular surgeon says he may have to have his toe or toes amputated, due to the fact that since the arteries are too small to go in and repair what damaged is already done to his toes, we have to take what damaged is already present. His little toe that has produce an ulcer, looks the worse although it has managed to look better than it did. His little toe and the next 3 other smaller toes beside the little toe are all purplish-blue. How do we know if the tissue is dead enough to all be amputated? Will the Amputation specialist be able to tell us that for sure today? His Vascular surgeon said we may not be able to know fully untill week after the surgery to see what is going on with the toes after the surgery is taken place. Please help me in any way with any answers. Thanks Concerned and worried wife
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