Cruisin with the Real"s

Cruisin with the Real"s
Joe and Nancy Grand Cayman 10-07

Loma Linda Medical Center

Loma Linda Medical Center
Where the magic happens........

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Notes from Mary regarding Monday's events

Hi to you all. Here is what happened Monday.
> Had problems at the hospital today. They prep'd Nancy, put IV in, and her blood pressure was
> low...110/ they did a 'fast' blood analyses. Problem was her clotting factor (INR) (was
WAY OFF (2.2),
> and hemoglobin/platlates were bad too. Since they were puncturing the femoral artery in 2 places
> they were concerned about the blood factors after 2 hrs they opted not to do the
> angiogram.
> The purpose of this test was to look at the heart with a contrast fluid to evaluate the
pressures in her heart and how heart valves are functioning. If they had found any
> blockage they were planning to do angioplasty, and if necessary implant a stent....which would
> have meant overnite stay at least.
> So the next step is a blood transfusion (platelets, plasma, and whole blood) and immediate
angiogram. We are meeting with the pulmonologist this afternoon and this procedure will probably
occur Friday.
> Worst case is that if they find her heart is deteriorating so quickly due to
> overwork for the bad liver, that she would not survive the 8-12 hrs of surgery in the liver
> transplant operation and she would not be placed on the list. This condition is non-reversable.
> good news.
> Also found out that if she does get a liver transplant, they use at least 75 units of blood.
I would have put this on the blog, but haven't learned how yet. Love and hugs across the miles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nancy, we are following your quest for the transplant every step of the way, and want you to know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers.

We are here if you need anythng!

Karen and Bob

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