Friday, June 22, 2012

Life in the Fast Lane

I know it's been awhile, but life has been pretty disrupted in my household. My dear sweet hubby has been hospitalized for the last three weeks in Dallas, which is an hour away from our home. I've been driving back and forth everyday to spend time with him. Long story short (if that's ever possible), he had surgery two weeks ago to have a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted to help his heart pump faster. For several months he has struggled with shortness of breath due to congestive heart failure, and had a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line inserted in his arm so that medication could flow intravenously to help strengthen his weakened heart muscles. He needs a heart transplant, but he needs to lose some weight first before being put on the list. Until that can happen, the LVAD was the only option available for survival, since he can wait up to two years for a new heart. It's bascially a bridge to a transplant, although some patients can live the rest of their lives with one. Since he is considered a young man, age 47, the doctor feels it's best to eventually get a transplant. Praise God, his recovery has gotten off to a good start. He moved from CVICU last Friday to Telemetry and has been there for a week now. The doctors are anticipating his discharge to be early next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday. We are soooo ready! I miss him so much and so do the kids. He misses us even more. He said his days are so lonely and he looks forward to my visits. I feel so bad when I can't stay as long as I would like, but usually have to get home to the kids eventually. Both Deondra and Cedraya, have been tremendous helps around the house and with the boys. A couple of my neighbors have also been a great help, especially with drop offs and pick ups to football camp and summer school. Unfortunately, life goes on and the ride doesn't stop! My pastor and wife have been awesome as well, and my church family has been very supportive. I wish I could have a big party to thank everybody when he gets home, but that's all I'm focusing on right now, is his return! Gotta get the house put back together again! LOL Keep us all in your prayers! BE BLESSED!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Lady...It has been a long time since we have talked online my dear friend. Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday and visiting with me. I did get a movie yesterday from our christian bookstore (thank you for reminding me to check my local christian bookstore I totally forgot lol) The movie was called Flywheel and it is by the guys that made Courageous and Fireproof. It was wonderful. But I just wanted to stop in and say hello and to let you know that your dear husband is in our prayers and that your whole family is in our prayers. May God continue to give your husband a speedy and healthy recovery, because the Bible says "BY his stripes we are healed." I am standing in the gap with you dear sister that God will heal and and the devil will let lose of your husband body. Also thank God for our children because we train them what to do doing moments like these and it makes one feel great known that they can help out when they are needed, so that you can be with your dear husband. God bless


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