Thursday, February 2, 2012
The cardiothoracic surgeons came and visited. They will be working together tomorrow on Carlos. They wanted to have us consent for a total artificial heart. It has the same risks as the LVAD in terms of surgery and recovery. The big difference is that they remove his heart completely. He will have to have someone with him 24/7 in order to go home with it. We are very much hoping he won't need it. We are both feeling very unsettled.