Sunday, February 22, 2009

Been about a few month since the last blog..more updates..still no more chemo, she is finishing up her radiation treatments just a few more to go.. A lil bit of mixed news,, She been have frequent episodes of shortness of breath and some runs of atrial fibrillation, which is a arrhythmia causing the atrium of the heart to fire off when it wants too at a rapid rate sometimes, her rate was running a rate of 190 beats per minute the average heart rate is only to remain at 60-80 beats per minutes., after many cardiac test (echos,stress test) and giving the full dosages of all the cardiac medications, they found out the chambers of her heart are enlarged and way over stretched thus causing all these symptoms, .. Luckily there is a cardiologist at MD Anderson who also shares practice at St Luke's and there is procedure they can do to help alleviate these symptoms... This is a rare procedure where they have actually done only of about 30cases done in the united states and she will have this "coil procedure" done (at St.Luke's hospital in Wednesday March 4th)., can be risks involved as with any procedure and will require at least 2days stay in the ICU and after surgery and she will have to wear an "external" pacemaker 48hours after surgery in the ICU, just to make sure the heart will function properly again. This just kinda "sprung" a surprise on us as we only found out on Friday about it, will be mtg again with the cardiologist this Thursday to work all the details and to align everything in place,. I will try to keep updating to all family friends as things progress to keep everybody informed and updated. Thanks to everybody for you contued support and prayers as they a comforting to have in times like these..

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.

3 comments:

Amber said...

Allison,

You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers always. Stay strong.

Amber

Janet Jobb said...

I will continue to keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet

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