Thursday, August 23, 2007

Worrying times

Today my SIL had an emergency heart operation at the age of 39! She's been feeling breathless when walking for a few weeks and after we all had a go at her on holiday she went to the Dr who chcked her over and did an ECG which was fine. Dr then sent her for a chest x-ray and blood tests which she had on Tuesday then phoned her at work this morning to tell her they'd made an emergency appointment for her to see a cardiologist this afternoon. Within an hour of her seeing the cardiologist she was in theatre having a growth removed from her heart. Apparently this could well have been there since birth but has never been picked up and was constricting the blood flow in her heart. The op went well and she now has to spend at least 5 days in hospital but as it's miles away from us I feel pretty useless and feel like I should be doing something to help. My in-laws are off to stay at her house tomorrow so hopefully we'll know more once they see her. I've made her a card to send tomorrow: This was done using sketch this cards #23. I used: DCWV cardstock, KI Memories paper, Dovecraft paper, K&Co letters to go, Prima flowers, Technique Tuesday straight and narrow stamps, Studio G stamp, black Brilliance ink.

Must just mention that I took Jess to be weighed this afternoon and she was 16lbs 4oz and following the growth curve beautifully.


Marja said...

Holy moly that is really scary about your SIL but how fortunate it was detected and treated! Hope she has a good recovery and is home in no time at all!

Mellie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister but glad to hear that she got diagnosed asap and operated on with flying colours.Will continue to check in to see how she is faring.
(((((((((hugs Jo))))))