Cindy’s Trip to the Hospital


I spent most of the afternoon with Cindy. She is pretty tired. Its hard to sleep in a hospital especially when you don’t really know all that’s going on.

What we do know is that they are running a lot of tests on her. Last night, she had her blood tested a couple of times and a few more times today. This was the first test that let us know that this was a little more serious than indigestion or dehydration. Apparently, the test indicated that some damage had been done to the heart, but that’s all we knew.

Later on, she had a CT scan of her heart and they let us know that everything looked good with it. However, they were concerned that her blood pressure was kind of high as were her heart rate. After discussing things that’s when they decided to admit her.

Today, she has had an ultrasound done on her heart and also on her legs. She was going for another diagnostic as I left this afternoon that was nuclear. She was hoping to get superpowers afterwards. Anyway, I guess they have determined that her heart isn’t operating at a 100% level but they still aren’t clear as to the cause. At least that’s what I’ve picked up so far.

The doctors have put her on some medication (blood thinners, I think) for the time being but haven’t said much more than that on medication. They have also mentioned that they might consider an angioplasty if necessary but are waiting for the results from all of the tests.

I hesitate to say much more because I really don’t know much more than that. The Doctors are being careful in what they say but seem to be taking all precautions to make sure that she will be alright. As far as I can tell, she’s not getting discharged right away.

She’s taking this pretty well, but keeps commenting on how she is the youngest person in the cardio area. Its not necessarily true, but it seems like it. I brought her some DVD’s so hopefully she can keep herself occupied a little better when she doesn’t have visitors or phone calls. It really helps to keep her mind off the situation.

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes, they are certainly appreciated.


1 Comment to Cindy’s Trip to the Hospital

  1. Ruth Moyer says:

    I just saw your note on Facebook. I’ll pass this along to the church people who know you. We’ll be praying.

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