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Friday, September 28, 2007

9/28 Evening Update

Hi Everybody,

After nearly getting whacked in the face and then having my hand stomped on, I've determined that Courtney is a bit cranky tonight. She has every reason to be, her heart rate still dances around, hot-cold-hot-cold. Usually 6 p.m. is a tough time for Court in the hospital, maybe because its dinnertime and instead of meat and potatoes, its dinner via syringe.

Come next week Court will be moved up to the fifth floor in McClure, called telemetry, for the next phase of cardiac recuperation. There, the medical team will run a catheter from her thigh up into her heart to monitor her blood circulation. The results may give us a better clue as to the cause of Court's heart attack. The doctors also plan to implant a small defibrillator inside her chest as a safety measure should she, God forbid, ever have heart trouble again.

Thank you to all of the visitors that have brought smiles to Courtney's face. It's hard to believe its been two and a half weeks since she entered the emergency room, but you've kept us all in good spirits. I'll keep you posted over the weekend, we're hoping to do some apple picking Sunday.

We Love you Courtney and we can't wait to have you back safe and sound.



Nancy C. said...

I'm ready to hit the road tomorrow morning and can't wait to see you all. I'm sure the foliage will be lovely along the way. Love, Nancy

Valerie said...

thanks to the chefs of the homemade pizza last night, i was sorry to leave but i'll be back next week. it'll be good to see Court in her new room, and i'm hoping she'll have a restful and healing weekend. amazing how just one of her smiles made my whole day! Love to all and please give court a shoulder rub for me,