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Laura Update 9 [Apr. 2nd, 2009|06:23 pm]
Paul Cory
 Good news - after waiting around from 11 until 4:30, they finally got Laura into the Cath Lab for their precautionary look. And it everything looked good. What a huge relief.

Earlier today we got a better explanation of the timeline of events of her heart attack.

During her first catheterization, in the dye-pumping, diagnosis phase, a small dissection of her right coronary artery was immediately visible. They're pretty sure that obstruction, plus a small plaque, clot or whatever caused the heart attack.

Now comes the multiple choice part:

1) Either the full length of the dissection only became visible as the dye progressed and thinned, or

2) The extra pressure caused by the dye injection, which is similar to the extra pressure caused by moderate-to-strong exercise, caused the dissection greatly expand.

They're not sure, and it really doesn't matter. If the dye injection caused the dissection's expansion, then it was going to happen during her coronary rehab regime, about a month or two down the road. Better it happened during the procedure, where they could repair it on the spot, than later, when it could have killed her.

Right now we're back in the CCU. I'm not sure if we're here for the night yet. Laura's sleeping. Hopefully, they'll bring some dinner for her soon.

[User Picture]From: sneezythesquid
2009-04-02 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the updates. I know this can't be easy for you right now. My thoughts are with you both.
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[User Picture]From: x_creepy_doll_x
2009-04-02 11:10 pm (UTC)
OK, we will feed the cats and be there soon.
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[User Picture]From: trevnara2001
2009-04-02 11:47 pm (UTC)

"everything looked good"

I don't understand the medical details but I'm glad the doctors think it looked good.
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[User Picture]From: missingvolume
2009-04-02 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the updates we are thinking good thoughts here for you.
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[User Picture]From: jcbemis
2009-04-03 12:05 am (UTC)
tell her I've lit candles for healing for her. Let me know when I can call.
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[User Picture]From: ms_daisy_cutter
2009-04-03 02:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for the updates. Hang in there.
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[User Picture]From: rtred
2009-04-03 02:27 am (UTC)
Getting out of the hospital proved to be a lot more difficult than getting in. They just don't want to let you go!
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From: rolanni
2009-04-03 10:23 am (UTC)
Good to hear that the doctors are satisfied. I hope you both get to go home soon!
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[User Picture]From: greatblueheron
2009-04-03 10:57 am (UTC)
It's good that they're being thorough and careful, but I hope they clear Laura to go home soon!

Take care of yourselves, both of you!
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[User Picture]From: prncsspetulance
2009-04-03 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it went OK. I hope they let her come home soon!
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