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Aortic Heart Valve Replacement
« on: April 10, 2021, 02:12:15 PM »
Yup, PatD has her procedure scheduled for Thursday April, 15th. 

She has been increasingly loosing her stamina and now gets "winded" during very mild exertions.  Her problem is that her Aortic Valve has calcified and the opening is now small, plus it does not close completely/properly.  Her progress has been being monitored regularly with echo cardiograms and more recently with a heart catheterization which showed no heart damage and no blockages.

There are two different Aortic Valve replacement procedures; Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. (TAVR).  The SAVR requires opening the chest and heart and having the new valve sewed into place whereas with the TAVR the new Aortic Valve is inserted through a catheter and situated within the old defective valve.

Thankfully PatD qualified for the TAVR procedure.  She should spend one night in the hospital and be on sorta limited duty for a few days.  We are looking forward to her getting her "life" back.

We have had an unspoken medical situation with a 57 year old daughter since November that has been a burden emotionally for both of us.  She suffered a bleeder stroke and had to have a palm sized section of her skull removed to allow her brain/fluid to expand to prevent brain damage.  That section of her skull was inserted within her abdominal wall for safe keeping and was reinserted back onto her skull this week.  She got out of ICU yesterday and is now in a room.  She does not appear to have any physical impairments but she suffered optic nerve damage in both eyes and will now have no vision in one eye and very limited vision in the other.  We are very thankful that she is alive.
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Re: Aortic Heart Valve Replacement
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 02:23:45 PM »
Prayers for a safe surgery for PatD and speedy recovery. Also, so sorry to hear of your daughter's ailments and loss of vision. As you said, Magic, thankful she is alive. But prayers for her in her recovery, I can't imagine how tough that would be! My BIL had a brain bleed/stroke around 3 months ago. He is 43 and very physically fit. One day he got confused and couldn't speak. It turned out his carotid artery was leaking at the base of his brain, clotted and eventually caused the stroke. All it ended up affecting was his speech, he lost all ability to speak for several days, and has gradually regained function since then. Scary nonetheless!
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2021, 02:29:35 PM »
In sorry to read of yalls roller coaster ride lynn.  Hang in there and cast your cares on the Lord.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2021, 03:06:17 PM »
Prayers, my friend.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 03:57:57 PM »
My best wishes and prayers to PatD for a safe and successful surgery. I was offered the same thru the vein insertion of my failing aortic valve back in 2017 but had to turn the offer down because I had problems with two valves. In the end I had both aortic and mitral valves replaced and a tricuspid valve repaired. My three valve job took 7.5 hours in surgery, two plus days in intensive care and took a very long time to recover. It's remarkable how much less time for recovery with the vein insertion. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2021, 04:34:35 PM »
My mother had the TAVR procedure 4 years ago. She did well with it, she is now 93 y.o. and hanging in there. It is simply amazing what they can do nowadays. A young lady like PatD will do well and get a boost from it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2021, 05:25:19 PM »
You, Pat and the whole family are in my thoughts. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 05:29:33 PM »
Thinking of you folks as Pat has her procedure and heals up and also your daughter who is having a rough time. Hang in there and stay strong for both of them and yourself. Life  certainly has it's challenges.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 05:44:09 PM »
Lynn, keeping you, your wife, and daughter in our prayers!
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My thoughts are with you and your family, Lynn!
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 07:10:28 PM »
You and your family are in our prayers .
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 10:01:45 PM »
Hang in there! Thoughts  and prayers with you.

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2021, 10:46:18 PM »
Prayers for your wife and daughter 

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2021, 01:13:04 AM »
My thoughts are with you and yours my friend. Best wishes for both Mrs. Pat, your daughter, you and all your family during the these trying times..
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2021, 07:00:51 AM »
Wishing you all the best in the coming days. 
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I hope all goes well!!
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 I hope everything works out for the very best.

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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2021, 05:28:19 PM »
We just got a facetime from our Daughter and she looked and sounded good.  She will get a shunt Tuesday to remedy the fluid buildup.  We are excited.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2021, 07:26:33 PM »
Prayers going out for all.  God Bless.

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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2021, 08:09:01 PM »
Sorry your daughter has had such a rough go the past several months.  I too hope Pats procedure goes well and she recovers quickly and gets her 'life' back.  My prayers are with you and your family during this stressful time.  


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