I spoke to my dad and sister today. This was a good day for my father with excellent news.
As it stands now, my father still needs the TAVR procedure, which means he needs another scan with dye inserted into his bloodstream. The dye used is tough on kidneys. My father’s kidneys are already compromised.
Today’s check shows his kidneys have snapped back enough since the last procedure to greenlight the TAVR. This word came from the nephrologist, with the cardiac surgeon weighing in next week.
We all feel the TAVR is his only real chance to survive and thrive! It’s scary, but worth the risk. My dad’s not done having his fun just yet.
My cold takes back seat to this. Duh!
Still, after five days it’s just about gone. A little throat soreness and chest congestion persist, but I’m definitely getting better in a hurry.
I’m much more excited for my dad.