Thursday, October 8, 2015

Major Surgery

Today is the letter M and my entry is major surgery. I have not posted for several weeks because one of my younger sister is going through quite a medical dilemma.

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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Ann

10 comments:

Trubes said...

Dear Ann,
So sorry to read of your dear sister's illness, and now, after major
surgery, she carries on making a good recovery, It must be a very worrying
time for you and your family, Thinking of you all.

Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Theresa said...

Praying for your Sister! God is the most powerful Doctor and we will praise him for the findings and treatment! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

LV said...

I do not have much faith in doctors anymore, but thankful you found one to help your sister. Best wishes and many blessings to her and family.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Omg.... i will say a prayer for all of you later on!
Wishing you all the best!!

♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Roger Owen Green said...

Wow. We've been missing you. Hoping the best for you and your sis.
I had minor surgery 10 days ago and feel better, but not great.

ROG, ABCW

Oliva Ohlson said...

Praying your Sister will recover pretty quick!!! Take care Ann!

Rebeckah Leatherman said...

God bless your dear sister. I will pray for her right now.

Carol Z said...

Sending my prayers for recovery.

Reader Wil said...

I am so sorry Ann. I hope that your sister will soon get better and that you all can be happy again. I'll pray for you!
Wil, ABCW Team

Annesphamily said...

Sending a lot of prayers for a speedy recovery for your sister KK. We have such precious phamilies don't we? Hugs and Prayers!

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