She has been suffering from swelling of the limbs and problems with major organs for over a year. In the small town hospital the doctors were not able to diagnose the problem. A week ago she was transferred by ambulance to a hospital here and after 3 days a diagnose was obtained.
She had pericarditis which is the calcification of the sac around the heart. When this occurs the heart is constricted and not able to beat freely and supply the body with needed blood flow. It is caused by an infection/virus that becomes attached to the heart.
It is open heart surgery and took 6 hours to remove the calcification.
If you want to learn more you can read here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pericarditis
The doctors say they only see one in every couple of months and is quite risky. To say the least it has been quite a stressful week for all of especially my Mom who is in her late eighties.
KK is now out of ICU and is on her way to healing, Cardiac therapy starts in a few days.
A picture of my Mom and Sis KK after surgery.
Know it's a heavy post, but I wanted to document what happened to my sweet sister.
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