Failed Plans

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  1. Wow! Here we are, Kathy! All of that is so strange. Anesthesia must cause mental quirks for lots of people. I have heard a number of tales from different friends. It must be that the more of the stuff you take, the more complicated the quirk is and the longer it takes to get over it. That was a long surgery, and I imagine that you had more anesthesia than the average amount given.

    Charles is in such shock in so many ways. Part of his brain is still waking up, but he has a deep smile, and no matter what trouble he has, he is beyond happy. He has had so many problems, none of which he was given the slightest clue was going to happen. Dr. Williams told us last week that Charles slipped into the transplant “through the eye of a needle.” He and Dr. Wynn, the transplant surgeon, both said the word “heart failure.” We assume with all that the doctors have said, combined with what occurred, just a little longer and Charles would not have made it. He actually was not a good candidate for a transplant. Dialysis was really doing a number on Charles’s heart fast. Last Friday, Dr. Vallette, Charles’s local vascular surgeon, did a fistula ligation to tie off the artery and vein that was made for dialysis. According to all of the doctors, the heart failure is reversible, and this ligation will do the trick. Immediately, his heart rate slowed to a near normal pace. Next, his heart will have to be shocked to beat with a normal rhythm. Every day here is happy and exciting.

    Take your time about writing. When more time passes and you get rested up and relaxed, everything will all come back. For now, try to not worry. You are our hero. We are so blessed to have you, and we thank God every day for you. Aunt Becky and Uncle Charles


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