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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:01 PM
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My grandma's having open heart surgery.
She's probably on the operating table now. She's getting her mitral valve replaced with a pig valve and a bypass done. She had a heart attack saturday night.

She was on a heart pump or something for a while, and they wanted to see if she could stabilize for 24 hours off of it before they did the surgery because they said if she could there'd be an 80-85% chance of recovery...but if she couldn't they'd have to do the surgery sooner and there'd only be a 30-35% chance.

It turns out she was pretty stable for the 24 hour period, so I have reason to believe things will go pretty well, still it is hard. I stayed home from work today, and (hopefully) it will be hours before I know how things went.

I know I can be real abrasive and confrontative with people here, so I really thank you for taking the time to read this despite all that.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:03 PM
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1. My best wishes for your grandma's well being and a swift recovery
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:04 PM
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2. Here's hoping your grandma comes through this well
There sure are a lot of negative things happening to our loved ones here at DU - I hope she is okay. :hug:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:06 PM
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3. these things are more routine these days. Your grandma will be
up and at 'em before you know it. I will think of you and her and send good vibes. :) Meanwhile, you do something for yourself. Take a walk or something. It helps.

RV, been there, done that.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:07 PM
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4. I hope all goes well...
Peace to you and your family.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:08 PM
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5. Thoughts and prayers from me!
Love to Grandma! :hi:
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:09 PM
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6. I understand your concern and pray that your grandmother recovers.
I just sent a prayer on your Grandmother's behalf to the forces that control our destiny.

God bless you and yours.

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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:20 PM
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7. Prayers for your grandma from IL, LoZoccolo!
:D
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:21 PM
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8. Prayers and good wishes are coming your way
She's lucky to have a grandchild who cares so much. I hope all goes well.
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