Back in the Hospital

Posted by Melody

Eating slowed way down and troubles breathing returned. Last straw was vomiting up two meals and her meds. Went to ER and was diagnosed with Pericardial Effusion (fluid around heart inside the percardium, a complication from open heart surgery that tends to show up around 2 weeks after surgery if it’s going to happen– not that common. Here we are in the small numbers again). Drained off 40 ccs last night. Stable now but heart rate still very high and not breathing as well as we’d like. In addition, heart isn’t squeezing as well as it should be, so she’s gone on some new meds. Expect to be here several days. Can’t update Facebook from here and won’t blog much, but Julie will be updating Caring Bridge.



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17 responses to “Back in the Hospital

  1. Will be thinking about you and hoping that healing comes swiftly.

  2. Carolyn

    Darn it. 😦

  3. nycphoenix


  4. aw, crap. poor little peanut. thinking of both of you.

  5. You are all in my thoughts. Hope she is better soon.

  6. damn! i’m sending warm thoughts your way. hang in there mama. you are two very tough ladies!

  7. missanthropy

    That stinks! We’re thinking of you all.

  8. been following along on the caring bridge… sending you lots of love and speedy recovery.

  9. jay

    shit. sending lots of love and healing wishes xxxx

  10. Been reading the Caring Bridge updates. So scary. Thinking of you.

  11. g

    Thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts.

  12. Kim

    Mel, I haven’t been commenting lately but I have been reading and keeping you and Simone in my thoughts. That will keep up. I wish all the best for your sweet baby.

  13. You are all in my prayers. Take care of yourself too.

  14. shinejil

    I hope your little one feels better soon.

  15. docgrumbles

    thinking of you

  16. I like your web blog! Do you have a facebook or myspace or fb page? I’d really love to meet up and speak about a few things. Appreciation for all your work.

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