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3/20/13 Aunty Deb update

March 20th 2013 12:37 pm
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For those of you that know my sister Debbie ( liver transplant recipient) .. she had a pretty major heart attack on Sat. morning. The anti-rejection medications have caused her to have very high cholesterol and over the last 2 years she has had to have stints in both groins and one in an artery in the heart. She has been having major GI issues so they told her to stop her baby aspirin 5 days prior to do an endoscope procedure.. which she did. They did the procedure and found nothing . ( thats the good news) .. the bad news is she had a pretty major heart attack leaving her with 35% of her heart muscle working. It was a pretty intense day as she went to the local hospital .. and than had to be air lifted to Piedmont in Atlanta where she had her liver transplant. They are an incredible team of doctors .. and did a cardiac cath right away and found that the stint in her heart had a blood clot and it was 100% blocked.. they opened it up and she got immediate good blood flow .. but the damage was already done to the heart muscle. She hopes to start cardiac rehab soon and maybe this will help her .. right now she is totally resting and trying to recuperate .Her spirits are good as usual .. as we say in our family .. we are FORD STRONG ! Thank you dear God for another miracle !

When it rains it pours as we all know. My fur cousin LILLY .. went for her cardiac check up and like me she was given bad news.. Her heart disease is much worse and she has developed a pulmonary fibrosis condition that there is no treatment for .. they adjusted her meds and added prednisone...we hope she will rebound as she isn't wanting to eat .. Please add Lilly to your prayers ..

Marielle was supposed to start her first day of maintenance on Monday .. but she woke up with a 102 fever on Sunday she had to be admitted to the hospital to make sure there was no infections .. looks like this is either a good ole cold or a flu type virus.. so no chemo treatment this week.. she hopes to get home today or tomorrow from the hospital..

Now for me .. i am doing pretty good.. although i can tell you that i am getting really nervous every time mom puts me in the car .. i am fearful of having to go the the vets for fluids.. i shiver and shake .. but when i come out i forgive mom and give her a kiss .. i guess moms know best !

Thank everyone for listening ..
Love yas, Mom & Buttercup


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Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

March 20th 2013 at 1:15 pm

We are always here for you Buttercup and family. Prayers for Aunt Deb, furcousin Lilly, Marielle, you and the rest of your dear family.
Barked by: BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl * (Dogster Member)

March 20th 2013 at 3:43 pm

Thanks Abby .. my pals on dogster are the best !
Barked by: ♥ George P.P.Pie *SHM* (Dogster Member)

March 20th 2013 at 9:19 pm

Buttercup! Wow, so much going on. How does your Mom do it all! {{{hugs}}} Praying for your Aunt Deb, furcousin Lilly, sweet Marielle and all of you! xoxo
Barked by: JAKIE, FOREVER LOVED (Dogster Member)

March 21st 2013 at 4:33 pm

Keeping Aunt Deb, furcousin Lilly, Marielle and you and Mom and Dad in my prayers Precious.
Bunches a Hugs,

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