Day: January 12, 2016
Back to Boston, for Lauren’s surgery
This is a follow-up on a past post, about what they found when Lauren had her heart biopsy done. An arteriovenous fistula.
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein. Normally, blood flows from your arteries to your capillaries to your veins. Nutrients and oxygen in your blood travel from your capillaries to tissues in your body.
With an arteriovenous fistula, blood flows directly from an artery into a vein, bypassing some capillaries. When this happens, tissues below the bypassed capillaries receive a diminished blood supply.
Surgery is scheduled for this Thursday morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Ma. So many emotions, I know how I feel inside, but I am concerned how Lauren is feeling. She always puts up a brave front, she must get it from her mother.
My husband wanted to get a hotel room for the night. He told me that there is no way he will allow me to spend the night in the hospital, just from a emotional concern. Right now I am going through some medical problems with my back and my sciatica nerve which makes walking difficult at this time. The hotel is right down the street, but it might as well be 100 miles away. So we decided we will spend the night in the hospital sleeping in the family room like we have done so so many times before. To be honest, I feel better knowing I will be closer to Lauren. We were told it would be only an over nighter, so I am holding them to it. NO COMPLICATIONS………….
I know when my sister Donna reads this, she will know exactly where I am talking about because she has spent so many nights sleeping in that room when she would come up to see us.
Time to see some old friends in Boston.
This is cute, when Lauren found out the date she contacted some of her favorite nurses to see if they were working that day or night. I think she is looking at this as a social event, which is nice. It takes all the medical out of the visit.