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How about some Xanax for me??!! [Jan. 14th, 2013|06:06 pm]
Turns out they are operating tomorrow despite the large amount of Plavix (sp?) he received because the artery they call "The Widowmaker" is almost completely blocked and they are literally afraid to wait for the blood thinner to leaving his system. O_O

I'm fighting for my calm.

[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2013-01-14 11:16 pm (UTC)
Gini, is somebody there with you?

I'm wrapping big ol' white light bubbles around both of you.

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[User Picture]From: jesskastar
2013-01-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Focus on the moment. Don't think about what ifs and futures. You both will come through this with panache. ;) *continues to send good thoughts*
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[User Picture]From: mousefeathers
2013-01-15 02:35 am (UTC)
This. The future will take care of itself--do what you need to do for NOW, and let what comes next come as it will.

Also, sending as much good will and comfort as I can with these pixels.
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[User Picture]From: nikkif
2013-01-14 11:21 pm (UTC)
It's good that they aren't delaying; it seems like he is getting good care. My thoughts and hopes are with you both.
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[User Picture]From: dragonsflame71
2013-01-14 11:25 pm (UTC)
Big big big hugs & positive thoughts coming your way!
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[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2013-01-14 11:26 pm (UTC)
Sweet Jesus. This is not a good time to have poetic names for arteries.

Breath. Breath.

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[User Picture]From: fyarr
2013-01-14 11:49 pm (UTC)
Leaving many, many positive thoughts for the both of you. He's in what is most likely the best possible hands to bring him through to the other side of this.

It's all just words until he's out of surgery and doing well, which will certainly happen. Until then.. ALL of the positive words!
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[User Picture]From: mariness
2013-01-15 12:06 am (UTC)
The bright side, and I know it's probably hard to see that right now, is that at least you don't have the hell of waiting long.
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[User Picture]From: unmutual
2013-01-15 12:07 am (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts your way, for both of you.
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[User Picture]From: elgatocurioso
2013-01-15 12:16 am (UTC)
Best wishes and many good thoughts for him!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2013-01-15 12:50 am (UTC)
My prayers are with you both.

Maybe some Tylenol PM to help you relax and sleep?
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[User Picture]From: lunabird
2013-01-15 01:26 am (UTC)
Deep breaths. Massive hugs. I know I'm just another blog-follower on the Internet but hang in there Gini. Sending all the good thoughts I can y'all's way.
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[User Picture]From: cislyn
2013-01-15 01:46 am (UTC)
Fuck. *all the hugs* Hang in there.
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[User Picture]From: oakdragon
2013-01-15 01:59 am (UTC)
Best wishes to both of you!
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[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2013-01-15 02:57 am (UTC)
My prayers are with you guys
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[User Picture]From: evelynne
2013-01-15 03:04 am (UTC)
Saying prayers for both of you. I suspect this waiting period will be the hardest part. Just hold on and you WILL get through it. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2013-01-15 03:39 am (UTC)
Hang in there. Sending you positive and calming thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: roadnotes
2013-01-15 03:40 am (UTC)
Am holding both of you in my heart.
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2013-01-15 04:02 am (UTC)
*gives you a huge hug*

you and ferrett are in my heart and in my prayers.
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2013-01-15 04:04 am (UTC)


Just wow....

More hugs and more and more hugs.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2013-01-15 04:44 am (UTC)
I just said a prayer, Gini.
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[User Picture]From: cahwyguy
2013-01-15 04:50 am (UTC)
Long time reader of Ferrett. I'm thinking good thoughts for the two of you -- it is never easy when someone you love is in the hospital for something serious. Trust in the doctors and that they will do their best, and I hope the recovery is quick.
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[User Picture]From: dabble
2013-01-15 04:51 am (UTC)
Thinking of you both. I believe he will pull through beautifully. Internet hugs from here.
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[User Picture]From: stonehenge1121
2013-01-15 04:53 am (UTC)
Prayers for you, TF and your family.
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[User Picture]From: ministry_victim
2013-01-15 05:00 am (UTC)
I've crossed fingers, toes, and said prayers and I'm keeping you all in my thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: voiceofanangel
2013-01-15 05:05 am (UTC)
I'm just so glad that they caught it before they sent him home from the ER! It could have been so much worse... Get some rest tonight, if you can. I know hospital chairs/cots aren't very comfortable. Let me know if there's anything you need - even a sandwich.
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[User Picture]From: zpdiduda
2013-01-15 05:29 am (UTC)
Sending big hugs your way -- ((((Gini))))
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[User Picture]From: noevilliveon
2013-01-15 06:14 am (UTC)
I suspect that a lot of the fear and anxiety revolves around the fact that the doctors are concerned enough about that particular artery, but if any of it is related to the Plavix side of things... I promise, just about every anticoagulant can be at least partially reversed. And there are abundant means of dealing with *drug* induced enhanced bleeding intraoperatively. It just means that a little extra care has to be taken with certain things, some extra drugs get given, and they keep extra plasma on hand in case they need to add more platelets and coagulation factors to the patient.

But it's all very scary, yes. Even with my medical background, I was a mess the day my sweetie had his open heart surgery. And I was a mess for the months before hand when I knew he had an aortic aneurysm, but "completely broke and lacking health insurance" meant we had to wait several months between the "So, this is really damned serious and he might die suddenly and we need to do surgery NOW" conversation with the doctors and when the surgery actually happened.

Luckily, this is being dealt with very quickly. And he didn't ignore the symptoms (because he's a smart cookie like that).

I know you guys don't actually know me, but my sweetie and I have been through serious heart surgery and all the fears and the stressful recovery, AND I work in a cardiovascular surgical research lab, so if at any point in this process either of you want a sounding board that knows both the patient/loved one side and the medical/sciencey side, feel free to drop me a line. My email is electricity19@gmail.com. I'd also be willing to give out my phone number, just not on here.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2013-01-15 06:34 am (UTC)
Sending huge hugs. I bet there's someone out there who'd write you a 'scrip under the circumstances. Keeping you both and your family in my thoughts!
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[User Picture]From: desperance
2013-01-15 07:06 am (UTC)
Just sending you more calm, 'k? I have more than I need.
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2013-01-15 09:12 am (UTC)
I will have my phone with me all the time tomorrow. You call or text as much as you need to, ok?
I love you.
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[User Picture]From: cartesiandaemon
2013-01-15 10:00 am (UTC)
*hugs* Seriously best wishes to both of you.
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[User Picture]From: terraica
2013-01-15 11:47 am (UTC)

A random stranger says...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that one more random individual on this planet is hoping and praying for things to work out. *positive thoughts*
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[User Picture]From: blookum
2013-01-15 12:14 pm (UTC)
Sending you good, positive thoughts. He is going to be fine and have a PLETHORA of new material to write about.
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[User Picture]From: miripanda
2013-01-15 01:18 pm (UTC)
Deep breaths and good thoughts for you both.
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[User Picture]From: geli_tripping
2013-01-15 01:31 pm (UTC)
Sending hugs and good wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Ferrett.
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[User Picture]From: magicpointeshoe
2013-01-15 01:50 pm (UTC)
This sucks beans. My prayers are with you!
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2013-01-15 02:06 pm (UTC)
good thoughts, calming thoughts, reassuring thoughts.

HOw silly that sounds. But I'm thinking them and sending them.

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[User Picture]From: chaosdancer
2013-01-15 02:48 pm (UTC)
Will be thinking of you guys all day; hope it goes really really well!
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[User Picture]From: dk_leathers
2013-01-15 03:05 pm (UTC)
thinking of you both, sending all I can x
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[User Picture]From: intenselaura
2013-01-15 04:34 pm (UTC)
My thoughts and best wishes are with you both.
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[User Picture]From: noshot
2013-01-18 12:29 am (UTC)
They didn't actually call it "the widowmaker artery" to your face, did they? If they did, they're dinks.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-01-18 03:22 am (UTC)
They did. At least twice.
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