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Magnus Eisengrim
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Glad for the positive news, Laurie. Take care.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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My Mom asked me to thank you all for your support. She appreciates it greatly. She has had a couple of infectious complications and is still in hospital.

Because she's been on prednisone for quite awhile due to her arthritis, she's susceptible to infection, and has a couple of them: MRSA and C. difficile.

MRSA she's likely had before now because a few weeks prior to her scheduled surgery she ended up with cellulitis in her right leg. At that time the surgery was postponed. They ended up going ahead with it on schedule though- they didn't want her to wait.

C. difficile she has had previously, for similar reasons, back in 2006.

Despite these complications, she is improving daily. They removed the pacemaker wire today, and her breathing is improved, though she's still receiving supplemental oxygen. She's able to stand and walk without a walker. She walked from her bed to the window and back a couple of times yesterday, with good strength and coordination.
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I had a c. difficile infection after a ruptured appendix in 2008. It was much worse than the rupture. I can't guarantee that it was the difference, but my insides only started to recover once I started eating probiotic yoghurt. I recommend it to your mom.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Thankyou very much, John. You're right, it's very important, indeed. And I bought some probiotic yoghurt for her a couple of days ago and have brought some samples of it to her while she was waiting for the dietician to put it on her menu. She's getting it daily now.
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Think positive.....
"CREATOR OF THE FLOATING FLAME TO DOVE"


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If you are always looking back you can't see what's in front of you so when you bump your head again you have no one to blame but yourself!
magicalaurie
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Thankyou very much, Docc.
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On Oct 21, 2014, Dennis Michael wrote:
Enjoy your family now while you can. I lost my brother Friday.


Yesterday, his wife died. She is younger than I.
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Mom was released from the Ottawa Heart Institute November 13 and has been staying at her sister's home in Merrickville. She'll likely be going home to Arnprior this weekend. She's walking without the walker now, they say. Smile
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Prayers have been answered! Good news, Laurie! Smile

Doug
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Wonderful,

I'm glad things are still looking up.

-Mary Mowder
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Hi Laurie just seen this post
i hope everything goes well.....your friend Vinny
Come check out my magic.

http://www.vinnymarini.com
magicalaurie
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My Mom is scheduled for a recommended TAVI procedure June 7 to re-replace her aortic valve. This procedure is much less invasive than open-heart surgery with a generally easier recovery. She has a very small valve which has narrowed significantly. So, while they don't expect to resolve that completely, a new valve should considerably improve function. She's having issues with the mitral valve, too, but they recommend letting that valve be. Going for a pre-procedure appointment on Thursday.
magicalaurie
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Had the preadmin work done today and Mom is actually scheduled for the procedure on Monday, June 6.
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The Heart Institute just called to say Mom will be first tomorrow. They had said she'd be third when they called to confirm on Friday. So we'll be up early to get there for 6 a.m. We live about an hour and a half away. It's kind of nice they'll be doing her procedure first. In the past she's often had to go last due to MRSA protocols.
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I was up this morning but didn't go in with Tracey and Mom to Ottawa. I got a call after the procedure from Tracey saying it had gone very well, no complications. A few minutes later, she called back saying she had gotten a call that Mom's heart rate had dropped to zero and they had had to revive her with the paddles and were going to get the pacemaker team to look at her. I just got a call from the doctor telling me the procedure had gone well, but Mom has passed on and they don't know why. They wanted permission to perform an autopsy. My Mom had a difficult life from day 1- She was born in Holland during World War 2.
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Laurie, I am so sorry this has happened. Our prayers are with both your Mom and you.

Sincerely,

Julie
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Sorry for your loss. I recently lost my mother as well. Please reach out if you need someone to chat with.
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I feel like I wasn't careful enough about this and didn't give it enough attention. I feel like I needed to research the specifics of Mom's condition and I failed her. I was avoiding it, I think, and she deserved more than that. How can family be better qualified to make this choice than the professionals? But I feel like they weren't careful enough with her fragile condition. And we were trying to trust for a change. The learning curve is so high but I know that doctors don't treat their patients or know their patients like they are family. I feel like Mom was constantly given the short end. And she gave everything. Why didn't I give her more? She deserved so much more. The dress in my avatar was hers.

I feel like she was whisked away. Everything so fast today. Why did it go so fast today. Even the procedure was only about an hour and a half. And they had said to expect 2-3 hours. Why the rush?Why didn't we put the brakes on?
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My condolences to you and the rest of your family.
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