Susie, I know that Rick had the TIPS procedure and has done wonderfully well since then. However, the reason he had it done, and the usual reason for doing it, is uncontrolled ascites. Do you have this problem? Have they tried dissolving the clot with meds? I think I would be very leery, actually, of having TIPS when you have a portal vein clot. You might want to get a second opinion.
Thanks for the update, Susie. Keep us posted.