Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Heading for Home!

Today when I went to the hospital it was all great news. Fred's lab results show that the platelets and white blood cells are back to normal levels, his blood cultures have not grown any bacteria for 3 days, and best of all, a repeat echocardiogram indicated that his heart has recovered very well from all the stress of the massive infection! Nine days ago Fred's heart was pumping blood very weakly as measured by the "ejection fraction"- the number should be 60 and Fred's was 10. Now Fred's ejection fraction is 55 -thank God! I am in awe of the power of prayer, the miracle of Fred's body recovering so well, and the excellent care provided by the doctors and nurses of Paoli Hospital. Fred is on a new medication for his heart and we'll be following up with the cardiologist. Everything is set up for discharge from the hospital on Friday the 26th. Fred is hoping we can stop at Coldstone on the way home for ice cream!

8 comments:

skinnyboy said...

Great news!
Thanks for keeping us posted!

Jason

Suzanne said...

What a blessing!!!!
Love,
Eric and Suzanne

Suzanne said...

What a blessing!!!!
Love,
Eric and Suzanne

Jacks3607 said...

Alleluia! What a ride it has been for you guys! Thanks for being so communicative to all of us throughout.
Love Jacks

our little brown life said...

It's everything we were hoping to hear since Dad was hospitalized. Another close call but God must have more work with all of us yet before He's ready to take Dad.
We're hoping to visit very soon and will have to adjust preschool and various commitments but we'll make it work!
Love,
Cal

teresa anthony said...

Yeah!!!

Definitely get the ice cream! Maybe the Anthony's will eat some celebratory ice cream tomorrow as well.

We love you both!

Love,

Teresa

Gary said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news. I will continue to pray and thank God for all His wonders and this gift.
Gary

Donna said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Praise the Lord!
Thank you for the good word.
All the best Lorrie and Fred,
Love,
Donna