- Struthers is 2 months old today and getting close to that 5-lb mark!
- Struthers was transferred to St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs via Flight for Life ground transport today!
This means lots of things, all good, and I will update those details after I get my feet back under me. This also means that we moved out of our home-away-from-home Ronald McDonald House, and I am officially home!!! Now just to bring Struthers home…in a month or so.
- My procedure went about as well as it could last week, and I was barely down for a day before I was feeling right back to my old self. The contrast allergy was well mitigated, and they were able to image much more than just my carotids. The summary: The left carotid is unchanged and the dissections have healed well. Right carotid has a mild narrowing of about 42% and the 2 aneurysms are slightly larger, but not to the point where coiling or stenting outweighs the risk of the procedure. Renal arteries looked better than expected as well, with only the left renal artery showing mild FMD recurrence of 20-30%, again, not enough to intervene as long as blood pressure remains controlled. So the name of the game now is to control blood pressure (which has been beautiful on a very low dose of the one drug I couldn’t take during pregnancy).
- I’m overwhelmed with the amazing acts of love and service that have been done and sent by so many! Though I cannot respond to each and every comment, please know that I am harboring them all in my heart, and the loving words and prayers are keeping us all going.
Much love (from Colorado Springs!!!)–
Cami, Eli and Struthers