Taken Down (And Update on Mark)

Taken Down

 

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 

Terri

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