*received by text this afternoon.
We've had a great day. Mom's drips have been off for more than 24 hrs. She's on oral medications only. This morning Dr Khan turned her paced rate down to 90 from 100. She also shut off the overdrive feature, which means that instead of speeding up the rate when the device senses ectopy, it now inhibits the pacing. This will allow her myocardium to rest a bit more. So far she has had NO ectopy beyond just a few unifocal PVCs. No runs, no hits, no errors, as we say, right Jaba? All good things for the defense. We've had Gma, Elise, Brad, and kids and Karlee in the room for about an hour, and she has done great. Tonight, Scott Dalebout, and Jim Fry are helping us set up a telemetry unit in the house so I can watch her from anywhere with internet access. When we get home tomorrow, it will lower my anxiety level substantially to be able to see what is going on inside her heart. Now all I need is a device on her head to read her thoughts. Then I can be the perfect companion.
I will probably stay with her for this coming week. If all goes well, I will go back to work the following Monday. She will need somebody to be with her all the time for a while, not sure how we will accomplish that yet. Love you guys. More to follow when news comes.