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thank you HVJ friends!thanks for all the very supportive, positive words!
9 weeks, updateQuick update-yesterday morning my hr was higher than usual (130s) and I was feeling short of breath.
long time, no write-9wks outI haven't updated in awhile!
4 weeks-prepare, then compare4 weeks out!
2+ weeks out, looking towards a NEW yearit is over 2 weeks since my surgery and 12 days since i've been home.
1 week outit is so amazing to think a week ago i was just beginning my recovery.
there really is no place like homehome!
Moving up in the world...Sarah is moving up in the world... she left ICU and was moved to the 7th cardiac floor for her last night in the hospital.
Last Day in ICUMore good news on Sarah's recovery progress...
24 hours...I went to visit Sarah today and to my surprise I found her sitting up in a chair! The nurses and doctors are absolutely impressed with how well she is recovering. She even was up and went for a walk earlier today. It won't be long before she's running laps around the ICU :)
ICU UpdateOne last update for the evening...
Post Surgical Update1:00pm Dr Baldwin came to speak with us. He said the surgery went very well and Sarah is in stable condition. She is already in the ICU and we should be able to visit her within 45 minutes. The best news of all was that he was able to repair the valve and did not have to do a replacement!
Surgery Update #311:30 Amber came to inform us that Sarah is "off pump" and Dr Baldwin is observing her now before they close. We are hoping to speak to the doctor within 45-60 minutes. We still do not know any details as to whether or not it was a repair or replacement.
Surgery Update #29:30am The nurse came to update us that Sarah is in the rewarming stage. Things progressed a lot faster then we had anticipated! Amber, her nurse, said most likely it will be another 45 minutes until she is off of the pump.
Surgery UpdateThis is Chelsea, writing on Sarah's behalf while she's in surgery...
go time!shortly i'll leave for the hospital.
the wait is over.today was filled with the final prep.
details, details...Again...today was filled with more preparations. In reading about other's recoveries and thinking about how to make my recovery easiest and the most comfortable, I thought I should cut my hair. Thinking about nurses or friends and family having to wash and comb through my long hair didn't seem fair. So, thanks to my wonderful stylist Marla, I was able to get a cute cut and then donate my hair to a cause where somone else facing a medical issue will be able to use it. I'll post photos of the transformation. This should make things much easier during recovery.
Less Than ONE WeekWell...here it is. Less than ONE week.
More PreparationsMore preparations!
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