Remember! Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.
She wants OUT OF HERE! I can’t say as I blame her but they are being very careful about the situation…the UTI is likely gone but they want to make sure the carotid artery issue can be delayed until we see a doctor outside the hospital. Until then, rest…or as much rest as you can get in a four guest hospital room!
I brought over what I thought was a veggie sandwich but alas, Paul’s Place put a burger on the sandwich make it not so good for Sue… I ate a few bites of it as it was good but I was already full!
Robin was at the hospital when I got there and I got the latest run down on her family issues…sometimes I am glad I was an only child!
So, the doctors finally came in with their findings and Sue was not happy as she is in for two or more additional days!
- Carotid Artery Blockage: 70% blocked on right side meaning the have to go in and make a repair ASAP. They will use a stent (a tubular support placed temporarily inside a blood vessel, canal, or duct to aid healing or relieve an obstruction.) or roto-rooter (Atherectomy uses a catheter with various designs that can either remove or shave off plaque in your blood vessels and helps restore blood flow.) but they are not sure which yet!
- Brain Aneurysm: An aneurysm occurs when an artery’s wall weakens and causes an abnormally large bulge. This bulge can rupture and cause internal bleeding. In order to treat it, they have to do an angioplasty (You have angioplasty in a hospital. The doctor threads a thin tube through a blood vessel in the arm or groin up to the involved site in the artery. The tube has a tiny balloon on the end. When the tube is in place, the doctor inflates the balloon to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery. This widens the artery and restores blood flow.)
So, we know there are two things to treat and they are easily treatable.