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Southernlady
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   Posted 8/23/2010 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
After all we've been through this week my sweet son is on his way home from the hospital.  They fit him for a "life vest" today and he will have to wear it for at least a couple of months.  I had never heard of this device before, but it is farely new.  This is just the second one that the hospital has ordered.  Hopefully the heart meds that he is on will improve his health in the next few weeks.  He still has to go back in a couple of weeks for a heart cath, even though the dr. doesn't think he has any blockages.  The name of his disease is Cardiomyology and is either genetic or he has had a virus recently that attacked his heart.
 
We are all in a more positive mood now that the shock has worn off.  We can only take one day at a time.  He has to take off from work for two weeks and that is about to drive him crazy.  I just hope he follows the doctors orders and rest for the next two weeks.  He says he's going to catch up on his reading. 
 
Thanks again for all the prayers that have gone up for him.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/23/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
((((( Shannon )))))))

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date with your son's progress. This all sounds very, very good. He must have some very progressive docs - what they're doing for him sounds just excellent.

It would be hard for a man who isn't used to sitting still to take it slow. But, it also sounds like he's a very bright guy - and he'll follow doctor's orders. Maybe you can send him a book for his reading pile?

Will continue to hope and pray and send good vibes for you all. You're totally right about one day at a time!
*hugs*
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SillyMe2
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   Posted 8/23/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't hear the first part of this but caught on from what you wrote. Happy he is going home and hopefully this vest will do the trick. Do they want to do the Caths for sure?
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Statgeek
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   Posted 8/23/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Shannon)))
Thanks for letting us know.   It must be scary to see him going through this and to hope he will take doctor's advice and rest like he should.  We will keep praying for him.
Sue

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/24/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon, Im glad he was able to go home today. Tell him to relax and enjoy the two weeks off and that his work will still be there when he gets back. I will continue praying for all of you.
Gentle Hugs
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Sherrine
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   Posted 8/24/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, this is very encouraging news!  Medical science is coming up with new things all of the time.  It's hard to keep track of it.  This is great because the vest gives the medicine a chance to work and it also gives peace of mind.  That's wonderful.  I'll be praying that all he needs is the meds.
 
I have a friend that has to wear a pacemaker.  She has worn it for years and has had it replaced three times so far.  It's done as an out-patient!  It just slips under the skin.  So, try not to worry.  I know it's hard when it's YOUR child!  But, the doctors are on top of this and I feel he'll be just fine.
 
Sherrine
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Acheybody
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   Posted 8/24/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon,

It is SO hard when it's our children! We just want to make everything right, right now! But as long as you have faith in his doctors, that's all you can do. Does he have a high-pressure job?

Debbie
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crazykitty
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   Posted 8/24/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, I'm glad your son is home. Hoping he has a very relaxing time off from work
and that his new heart meds will improve his health. Sending prayers and best wishes!

Hugs, Robin
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Libby08
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   Posted 8/24/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad your son is home.  You sound like you are doing better as well.  :-)    Lifting him up in prayer.  Please keep us posted.
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Southernlady
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   Posted 8/24/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again for all the prayers going up for my son. 
 
Debbie this is his second year as a elementary principal and school has just begun so the stress is very high in his job, but he has a wonderful faculty and they are willing to try to take some of the load off of him when he does go back in a couple of weeks.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

Acheybody
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   Posted 8/24/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Good, I'm glad he's got people at work who will work with him. That's a blessing in itself.

Debbie
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed
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