punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Out at the hospital today

For those of you who know, and those who do not, takayla is going to the hospital today to get a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) so they can see if she has a hole in her heart. We have been told, by doctors and nurses and people on the web, that this is extremely unpleasant, and she has to be awake (or "in twilight" as the nurse described) for the whole thing. The consequences if anything goes wrong are pretty severe.

The procedure only takes about 20 minutes, but the prep work will add hours to this, so we'll be gone most of the day. Thanks much to theimp79's mom (I forgot her LJ name, I think she has one) who will give us a lift there and provide some moral support.

The BEST outcome for this will be they DO find a hole in the heart. THAT they can fix with surgery. If they don't find anything, then we're back to square one of drugs, prayer, and mysterious brain outages.

Keep takayla in your thoughts for today, if you can. She's my one and only gal, I love her deeply, and I want her well.
Tags: health, heart, takayla
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