Thursday, August 9, 2012

Six Month Anniversary

I haven't posted in awhile as there hasn't been much in the way of exciting or interesting news.  Carlos has been doing well.  Life has gone about its business around the Jackson household. I can't believe ( knocking on wood) he hasn't been hospitalized in four months!  Today is his six month anniversary appointment.  It's been six months since the LVAD was placed on February 4th.  What a trip it has been. Just a few months ago, we both dreaded living a life with a machine in him. But now, it's just another part of life.

0800. 6 minute walk test.  We will be charged $267 for the pleasure of him walking up and down a hallway as many times as he can in a six minute period.

0820 Waiting for echocardiogram to show us how there's been no improvement in his heart and his ejection fraction remains 10%.

1000 Waiting for lab draw x 3.  Not sure what's up with that but he's scheduled for a lab draw every five minutes x three.  Any bets on what test it would be versus an error in scheduling?

1013 It was an error in how they poke and five tubes :-)   Now waiting for pacemaker check.  Things are moving along briskly for a change!  Despite Carlos' 14 trips to the restroom to pee off the 2 pounds he accumulated since yesterday. 

1035 Waiting to see the LVAD/transplant peeps then out the door hopefully.

1230. And all is good :-)

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