checking in & updating
Hello all. I have been in Omaha for a week while DH underwent an heart overhaul, and thought I'd check in now that I'm back.
I tell you, that was a rough week. DH had 2 valves replaced, an aortic anyeurism fixed, a pulmonary bypass, and a hole between two chambers of his heart fixed. Took about 10 hours, then he wouldn't stop bleeding from everywhere when they took him off the H/L machine. So, after about 4 hrs they just packed him off, left him open, and pumped in 50 units of clotting factor, then set him in ICU for 18 hours. Then went back in and finished & closed him up. All total, 34 hours, and 113 units of assorted blood products. And, I am glad he understands what a miracle it is that he is still here. He started to "talk trash" about racing his brother on their bicycles for 50 miles, and I just shut him down. I said "if you're gonna talk like an a$$, I'm gonna leave, cause its just too soon after this for me to hear you being a fool with your life." I hate that pushing the envelope, know more than the doc trash talk, and he is going to learn I will not tolerate it anymore.
Today, out of ICU, and oatmeal for breakfast! Great strides in his recovery.
Just wanted to update all....