This is my 390 post since I started my Blog. It should be double that, but life since 2014 has had just too many twists and turns. The latest hit came when Clay’s Cardiologist called us at home on Thursday evening at 9:14 and 10:00 and left a message to come to the office at noon the next day to discuss the results of the Echocardiogram that was done last Thursday and we were not scheduled to see him until 24 March. Needless to say, it was a short night Thursday evening.
For the latest addition to our Social Calendar and hits in our Lives – Clay has Severe Aorta Stenosis. The bottom line is this. He will have a complete heart catheter procedure on 20 March to see if the arteries have blockages and if they can be opened with a stint, OR if they are completely blocked. This is another 2 step process because he has to have his Aorta Valve replaced. If the arteries are partially blocked and stints are used they can replace the valve through the arteries. IF they are blocked, then he will have open heart surgery.
In the meantime, we have 5 more therapy sessions for his hand, 2 doctor appointments and I have 2 eye doctor appointments before the 20th.
This may sound weird, but we are still blessed – if Clay had not accidentally shot himself in the hand on New Years Eve, and BAMC being so worried about his heart murmer, along with the ER run with his heart issue a couple of weeks ago, he might have had a massive heart attack with a negative outcome. All of this has led us to an excellent Cardiologist who is going to take care of the test on the 20th and then he will be referred to the Surgeons to do the Heart Valve replacement.
We are positive that all will be fine in the end and we keep on praying that it is. In the meantime, we are focusing on his hand issue and hoping that by the 20th he will have a good progress report from the Doctors on therapy and the bone graft.
Have a wonderful weekend and next week!