Friday, July 13, 2012

Cardiac Update

Quick update. Thanks for all the prayers. We know nothing new. ::snort:: 

We know the cardiologist also thinks Michael is in superb shape. We know  8-9 min on the treadmill is considered to be in shape for an American  51 yo male - wow that's a LOW bar.

Michael will be having another ECG and stress test next week. He'll also have an abdominal ultrasound. He's been having a pain since surgery and was told it would eventually go away. It's not. It's getting more pronounced....cardiologist says sometimes they leave things inside. ::gulp:: Michael replied, "Not Flora!" BUT the cardiologist, not knowing Flora,  scheduled an ultrasound to rule out abscess in the general region. 

Basically, Cardiologist wants to see if there have been any changes in the past 3 weeks and confirm the findings from Hachinohe for himself. If he agrees with Hachinohe findings, or if things look worse, there will be more tests and procedures. If things look normal to him we'll be cleared to fly home. 

 Tricare requires pre-authroization (I know this is what Misawa Dr wanted so just paperwork). Wed is the earliest this will be done. We won't be flying home on Wednesday. He DID say he'd call with results quickly after recommending we change flight plans to no earlier than Friday. 

Fun trivia - cardiologist was in Kyoto in his 20's and is married to a Japanese woman. He was hoping the results would be in Japanese so he could practice his Japanese. He totally understands where we live in Misawa. LOL 

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Lois said...

Thanks for the update---many of us, as you know, have been praying.

Steve has been told for the past 10 years that he has high b/p and should be on medicine. Early on when we moved to TX, he pulled a muscle in his chest while unloading. It didn't go away, so he went to the clinic on base to make an apt. He had never seen them scurry so fast. An ambulance ride to the hospital (a 50+ man complaining of chest pains! lol) and a follow-up with a cardio. The diagnosis after the stress test was there is nothing wrong with his b/p.

Hoping the best for Michael, and wisdom and open eyes for the specialists!

Renee said...

praying for clear answers

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I bet they DID move, Lois.

thanks for continued prayers, ladies...the trip is nearly over. I'm quite sure we'll have answers next week after the redo tests.