Monday, December 17, 2012
Long story short: one of my favorite cousins had to have open heart surgery today (at age of 35...so slightly older than me) for a recently discovered congenital heart defect that she's had her whole life. She made it through the surgery and they found that the hole was bigger than anticipated.....if you touch your middle finger to your thumb that's how big the hole was today but that it's ALWAYS been proportionally that big even as a child , they also found an aneurysm in her pulmonary artery because of the hole. She was rushed back into surgery about 3 hours later due to falling heart rate, and when they reopened her they found bleeding in her chest from several different areas and a couple of other things. before the 2nd surgery she did go into cardiac arrest and they had to use epinephrine and the defibrillators on her as well. so scared for my aunt, uncle and BOTH my cousins (she has an older sister that is my other favorite cousin).
if she had waited another 6 months it would have been too late. my heart is heavy tonight and I'm super worried. I know that for right now no news is probably good news. Drs say that her heart is really strong and actually lept off the heart/lung machine but this is just scary and sobering stuff. we're too young to be dealing with this stuff!!!!
so, if you pray regardless of who it's to please send a prayer up for my Laura and the rest of her family. If you don't pray but can spare positive vibes and thoughts please send those too.
hoping I can get some sleep tonight. last night was really tough and I'm running on less than 4 hrs of sleep. thanks to anyone that reads this.