Betsy had a good night. No ectopy to speak of. Last shock by defib was 11pm Saturday night. She's responsive now, asking for food. She obviously benefits from a quiet environment. I know she would love to visit with any and all, but it is literally life threatening right now. Any emotional stimulation sensitizes her heart to catecholamines that put her into lethal arrythmias. Will update you as she becomes stable enough to receive visits. Thank you so much for the love you have shown her and our family. Her medical situation is somewhat unique. Usually people with this extent of problems with rhythm have serious cardiomyopathies [heart muscle disease] or coronary artery disease [clogged arteries]. She has neither. Her heart is quite strong, and her coronary arteries are clean as can be. We are not sure why she's this way, but are hopeful that with a little time, she can return to a nearly normal life.If you want to offer support to my mom, your prayers are doing it. But you can also comment on my blog or send me a facebook message to her. We will be compiling those today (and additional times throughout her hospitalization) and giving them to dad to read to her. I know she appreciates your love.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
From my Dad:
We children received this text early this morning and he asked us to pass it on.