Monday, November 26, 2007
Back on the Crotch
As we had hoped, Court was cleared by Dr. Kim to leave Catholic Medical Center this morning and we've just arrived at Crotched Mountain. It's good to be back.
We've had a few days to discuss the pros and cons of having a defibrillator implant with the doctors, with each other and, of course, Courtney. The only decision that has been thus far is that she keeps the defibrillator deactivated for the time being and within the next six weeks she will have the detached lead wire removed from her heart before tissue grows over it.
The debate for Courtney will be whether to opt for a brand new defibrillator implant or move on without one. We covered many questions over the holiday weekend, but the arguments are complex for both sides (I'll try to break them down as we progress). The defibrillator topic is also not one of Courtney's favorites when she's given the choice between risking another cardiac arrest or implant malfunction.
She's happy to be back on track for rehab, the mountain is comforting to her and much more of a home than a hospital. Our stay in Manchester was a cause for reflection, we can count our blessings that we able address this problem early on in her recovery and not years down the road.