Carol, isnt it amazing that they can bring a heart valve up through the leg??
I know, in the scheme of things, I should be happy that he's still alive considering he was knocking hard of heaven's door that Sunday, (TP). I guess he was just having a bad day yesterday and got himself all worked up after researching too much without a doctor on hand to explain what he was reading.
When Mike is ready, hope all goes well with his procedure. Glad he is able to help out with chores to, gives him a purpose and helps you at the same time :)
Ziff, I just love that fighting spirit in you, thanks for sharing. I always see things differently after reading your posts :)
Hope your labs were good yesterday. Surprised I didnt run across you at Mayo, as we were all over the place :)
The doctor, a fellow, was very reassuring and between him and Dr. Rosser (the head honcho) he felt so much better leaving there. Rosser exudes such confidence!
They will do another Ultrasound next week and check his levels, and if all goes well he can go home and send his labs every week, another US in 4 weeks here at Mayo (which he will fly back for)
They put him on plavix for 90 days and added baby aspirin for life. So he will travel back today with me to Naples before hubby finds another wife LOL. Actually what saved us was that we Skyped each other every day at least once, even in the hospital :) Then Richard will fly back here next week alone (he says, but not sure Im good with that) and go home from Jax.
Btw, it was nice that Richard's wife could listen in and ask questions on Skype while doctors and specialists were in his room. Once during an HE episode, I left Skype on the computer in his hospital room and was able to see him while i drove home to pick up something (via my iphone). I was ready to call the nurse if I saw him fall out of bed, try to pull his tubes out or something (I know, Im a nervous nellie :) ) Shhh....not sure that was legal LOL. No, POSITIVE that it wasn't :)
Thanks again to all for all your support, prayers, etc. I will be still chiming in and watching and praying for you all. This forum has been a lifesaver, as are all of you.
Hugs to all,
Caregiver for 59 yr old brother's liver transplant
Listed at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville 1/2/13
Rec'd liver 1/13/2013
Post Edited (Germophobe) : 2/8/2013 2:55:28 AM (GMT-7)