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!