Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What we know so far!!!

Hello all, I have started this blog as a way to keep everyone informed about what is going on with my current medical issues:

I had begun to tire more and started retaining fluids back at the end of May. In June I had a stress test that revealed that my Heart Function have decreased. I met with Dr. Allada on August 8th after being unable to secure a time that was convient for both of us to meet. At first the plan was to admit me for a few days and relieve the fluid before doing the Cath and TEE while there we would do all necessary test that would be need for evaluation by the Transplant team. However on Sunday of this past weekend I saw Dr. Allada and a new plan was put into place after he consulted with other Congenital Heart Docs and Adult Heart Docs and the Transplant folk. The new plan:

I am scheduled to have a Heart Cath and TEE That is twhere they put a tube down your throat and look at your heart on September 25, 2008 after which the plan is for post-cath to be admitted to Presby-hospital (adult facility) with plan for CT angiogram + pulmonology consultation. Possibly for 1-3 days (they may put me on some IV medications to see if my cath #’s or function change.

Stop by for any updates.

Anthony

8 comments:

Amy Shugerman Glasser said...

Hi Sharon and family,

Hope everything goes well. The testing will be right around Rosh Hashana and it will prove to be a healthy year for you and your family. Best of everything

Amy Shugerman Glasser

Anonymous said...

hi, it's shopgirl, i will pray that everything goes well. your pic always brings a smile to my face, plus i love the info you give us.

Shannan

orieyenta said...

Oy veyz meir, I'm so sorry to hear about this. We'll be davening for you and the family and keeping you in our thoughts.

anthony said...

Thanks for you for all your kindness.

Anthony

crabbything said...

Good luck. I'll be praying for you.

Trisha

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to know just what to say. I am indeed sorry for your problems.
We both wish you the best and want you to know you and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Be aware, be informed and above all be a participant in your own health care as much as you can possibly be!

Barefoot Jewess said...

I've been out of the loop for so long! Yikes!

I'm adding your name to my prayers for a complete healing. May you go from strength to strength, Sharon's Anth.

Barefoot

Dreamer24ever said...

Wow, you have a lot to deal with. I'm sorry to read about the decline in your heart function. That's something we all dread to hear. It sounds like you have good people on top of things. Be strong and try to keep up a positive attitude. As well all know, that always helps.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. If there's anything you need, though I'm many miles away, just let me know. I am a pretty good listener (so I like to think).

Tanya


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