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Well, I’m pretty sad today. Mark went yesterday to have the ultrasound done on his heart and now has to go back on Friday for the angiogram. They said his right side was too inflamed to see anything. When they go in on Friday, if they can determine the cause and IF it’s minor enough, they will fix it right then and there but if not, we are probably looking at open heart surgery.
I feel like a broken record saying this but, please keep him in your prayers.
Love and hugs to all, Terri
I don’t know where I left it last time I posted but: last Tuesday we went to meet with Mark’s new cardiologist and the Heart Center, whom I liked very much; the testing results showed that he has an enlarged right ventricle he needs to go get a procedure done that takes ultrasound pictures of his heart; depending on what they show, he will either require an electroencephalograph to diagnose what and where the damage is or the medication he was given to keep his blood pressure up during the day should suffice to stop his passing out.
Mark has known for about 15 years that he has a tiny hole in his heart but it’s not caused him problems before. The doctor said he was probably born with it and it has now become larger. He also said that, should that be the diagnosis, he can patch it with a fairly minor procedure. Of course, as I told my family, when you’re talking about messing with my husband’s heart – nothing is minor to me!!
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, please continue – they’re working!! At the very least, I’m thankful that we are finally moving in the right direction and he didn’t have a heart attack but just passed out instead. The doctor said it could easily have been the other way around.
Love and hugs
The world keeps turning
as faster it goes
deliver their blows
the acid ‘s churning
as all heaven know
and what I’m learning
while the stress grows
is all I’m earning
is an ulcer, suppose?
Teresa Marie 9/2/13 ©
Well, I said I would update you on everything, hopefully I remember it all:
Dad is all clear of cancer. We are guessing that it just went too long before they realized that he needed surgery and has suffered permanent nerve damage in his spine The dementia is continuing to worsen.
Jodie’s son was buried on Wed. Her grandson is doing pretty good now; granddaughter is doing much better and expected to recover, fully? We will pray it’s so! Children are strong, resilient little boogers. Hoping for the best.
Mark is back to square one, we think, but are unsure. One message said the tests he did were negative but he still needed to get the rest done. The cardiologist told him last Friday that he didn’t, ? He has an appt. with his regular doctor tomorrow, guess we’ll see what he says then. He still can’t go back to work until they find the cause. Burning through his vacation time rapidly and harvest will soon be upon us
I need a break. The stress finally took its toll and I slept for 2.5 days straight. Only woke up to go to the bathroom and eat occasionally. Hanging in there though Thank you all for your comments, love and prayers!! It means the world to us.
Love and blessings to you all, Terri
Now for some wisdom:
I thought that I might actually lose it today! I’ve been barely hanging on with my last fingernail, then it broke!!
Mark took his sugar readings and they were as follows: 139 (scary but he didn’t fast as long as he was supposed to so we disregarded it), 89, 86 and 88. Which, according to the papers they gave him, was a possible indication of hypoglycemia. Then he went to the doctor this afternoon. The nurse practitioner that he saw before was sick and so he got a different one.
She completely threw out the notion that it was his blood and went straight for another possibility. Guess what she said? His heart! As she was getting some papers she had printed for him, in walks his doctor who is on vacation this week. He came in specifically to talk to Mark and order a battery of heart tests.
I didn’t want to believe what I thought I had heard in my spirit intentionally when this all started but, as with every time I ignore those voices, I should have listened!! I’m numb right now with the shock to my system.
For better news:
Dad’s biopsy came back negative, so no cancer.
Kevin said that their grandson was released from the hospital yesterday. The granddaughter is doing well enough that they are putting that piece of her skill back on and she is no longer being kept sedated. She is expected to recover with, hopefully, minimal or no permanent damage to her brain. They are all staying at the Ronald McDonald house so they can be close to her. Jodie’s son’s funeral was today.
Please pray for Mark some more!!! I’m worried sick, in more ways than one but mostly because, what would I ever do without my soul mate here with me? I can’t fathom it
Love, hugs and blessings to you all, Terri
I was going to come on here tomorrow and ask for prayers for my husband Mark. Last Friday I got a call from him at work, his first week back, and he told be to come and get him. I thought he must have hurt his back. When I got there, he told be that he had passed out. They were loading a train, he was driving the tugger which pulls the cars, he stopped, got out, bent over to pick something up and the next thing he knew was Moe was reaching down to help him up. Well, he had an app. already scheduled with the neurosurgeon for Monday so he didn’t want to go to Urgent Care. After arguing with him about that, I acquiesced on one condition; if it happened again we’d go to the ER. Sunday night he informed me that he had done it twice more but didn’t tell me ’cause he didn’t want to fight about the ER.
He gave in to me about not going to work on Monday. The neurosurgeon said it was all good from his end and Mark needed to get with his family doctor. He went to work on Tuesday; I called the doctor and got him an app with the nurse practitioner for him on Friday. I called his work today to leave him a message and his boss said “Well, he’s right here Terri.” and put Mark on the phone. I said “You passed out again didn’t you?” He said that he had. This time he was in an office 75 feet in the air. They sent hi m home with orders not to return until he can prove that it won’t happen again
So, now I am not only worried about it being his heart causing this but also about him losing his job. I ask that you please pray for him/us.
Even more extreme is the other need for prayer:
My sister-in-law’s son was killed tonight in a car accident. His daughter and son were with him and his daughter has been airlifted to Riley’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She is in critical condition. His son was taken by ambulance. My heart is broken for her and them! Please, please keep them in your prayers for the next few days.
Thank you!! Love and blessings,Terri
That’s just how I’ve felt lately
Here’s where we are at now:
Mark is still not fully recovered from surgery and I’m worried about how much permanent damage was done to his spine.
Dad got his results back from the cancer tests and there were negative, thank You Jesus! He went and saw the neuro-surgeon that just did Mark’s surgery and he told dad that he could “cement” the fractures in his spine. At first, after he told dad the risks, dad said that he didn’t want to do it. Mom and I guessed it was because he wasn’t hurting that bad when he was there but has since changed his mind. He goes in this evening to talk to the doctor about setting it up.
Mark’s youngest daughter, 22, has to have her gallbladder, in the next couple days, removed because of it being full of stones. She is scared, never had surgery before.
The grand-kids came to spend a couple days and poor Emily is sick. Hope I don’t get it.
I want to push the stop button and get off now, okay?
Thank you to all for your loving support and prayers!!!!
Love and blessings to all,