One of my cute babies bouncing around the catch pen!
Praise Report on LaDonna
Journal posted on April 2, 2015
Thank you, Lord Jesus! They took her down to have the cardioversion. They said after they were all done getting her ready and Doctor was about to shock she converted back into Normal Sinus Rhythm. Thank you all for your support and prayers! We all appreciate it! She's back in room and resting now! :)
Last 24 hours she has been in Atrial Fib. They have not been able to control with medication. She will be going shortly for Cardioversion. Please continue to keep mother in your prayers! Thank you all! Natalie
Will my big day is almost here! Check in St.Marys Rochester Minnesota at 0530 AM. My husband and four children are here with me. Waiting and laying here thinking about my surgery and recovery and that I came this far and can't turn back now. However to
Journal posted on March 27, 2015
Monday is coming fast. Yesterday I had my cardiac cath.....it went very well....all good. No blockage so I will not need a CABG in addition to my Mitral Valve Replacement! Thank goodness! I still have lots of fear and second guessing that I've made the best decision of type of valve I will receive Monday. The unknown is scary and the feeling of forthcoming discomfort and helplessness, and possible complications...is really scary at this time!
One week from tonight I will be a few hours post mitral valve replacement at Mayo. I can only say it has been and continues to be a roller coaster of emotions for me. Believing and keeping the faith heart-valve family and friends!
What do I need for Hosp and what do I need for home
Journal posted on March 22, 2015
Leaving Wed....doing some last minute stressing! I'm taking robe, flip flops, shorts/boxer shorts, two pair jeans, button down front shirts. Chap stick, pillows and blankets for 10 hour car ride home. Ladies what kinda bras should I take? Do I need a book? For home I have rented a electric chair. Purchased a digital thermometer, automatic BP cuff and small shower chair. What else should I have. I will be on Coumadin. Any help appreciated.
I don't think I have personally ever faced something as serious as my upcoming mitral valve replacement March 30th at Mayo Rochester. I have been critically Ill but it came on acute, no choice and no wait like this. My anxiety is markedly worse......I can feel it. I don't have chest pain....and now I have twinges...."all in the mind". I know I picked a great surgeon and team....and have had other family successfully have replacements. It just scary.....even being a spiritual person. Thinking of all the others who have or will be in this place. God Bless!