Friday, November 12, 2010
Meanwhile, the cardiologist noted that the heart did decrease in size between echo-grams, but there was no improvement in function. The left ventricle is still not really pumping at all, only "quivering" a bit. Her right ventricle is doing all of the work right now. They gave her a little blood overnight because her red-cell count was low, and this morning her skin looked less pale this morning than last night to me. On the positive side, the doctor said she should be weening off of whatever blood pressure medication she has been on because that has been doing well.
Overall, the doctor said she has taken a small step backwards from yesterday, but likely due more to these secondary conditions. The key is getting her heart to strengthen & function.
The next time I pray for proper urine flow, I hope its when I'm about 90 years old in an effort to avoid wearing Depends... or wait, actually there should be no next time.