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An update on eidsvold's dh

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eidsvold Fri 20-May-05 04:20:53

We both saw the specialist yesterday. Things had been a little worrying - dh was sent to do a stress test - which can lead to heart attack or death in 1 in 10000 - okay not scary odds but the doubt was there when he went off for it. Turns out he did brilliantly on the stress test and the echo done by a specialist also.

Upshot - he has to take medication for the rest of his life - small dosage bp medication. He will need to see the cardiologist in two years and another echo/ultrasound in 5 years. In 5 years when he has the ultrasound it will show the rate of deterioration if any in his two valves. He may need surgery or may never need surgery. He has to take care with dental or surgical procedures - needs to have antibiotics to prevent infection in the bloodstream - this can cause valves to deteriorate much quicker.

Positive - he can do anything he has been doing - originally they had said no team sports etc but the doc said given the extent of the damage and leakage is mild he is okay to do that. Just live life normally and keep an eye on breathlessness.

We do however need to get dd2 checked when she is older as it can be hereditary BUT apparently about 4% of the pop has the bicuspid valve in the aorta and most of that 4% is male. BUt the cardiologist said better to get dd2 checked out and take relevant precautions.

Misdee - I don't know how you do it - i have been so worried about dh and the extent of his defect/damage in his heart and lived through dd1's heart defect and surgery. But that pales into nothing when compared with the ups and downs that you face each day - you are amazing dealing with your dh's condition and looking after 3 children.

suzywong Fri 20-May-05 05:15:48

well that's good that you know all the facts, eidsvold

Potty1 Fri 20-May-05 08:05:37

Eidsvold - glad things are OK. The meds are a small price to pay for being able to live life normally and the right meds can really take the strain off the heart.

The stress test is stressful isn't it? Both for them and you. When dd had hers I don't think I took a breath for the whole of the 6 minutes she was on the treadmill!

anniebear Fri 20-May-05 08:06:14

Glad the news is positive

xxxxxx

Davros Fri 20-May-05 10:04:10

Eidsvold, glad to hear that things seem to be as good as they can be and that he can do his sports and live life normally, although with meds. Must be a stressful time, I agree with you about Misdee. Hope you can relax a bit now and get on with life.

Davros Fri 20-May-05 10:04:33

Eidsvold, glad to hear that things seem to be as good as they can be and that he can do his sports and live life normally, although with meds. Must be a stressful time, I agree with you about Misdee. Hope you can relax a bit now and get on with life.

Davros Fri 20-May-05 10:05:24

Ooops! Site on go slow!

Thomcat Fri 20-May-05 10:21:55

Thanks for the update and glad you know have all the facts and can get on with living your lives. Love to you all, TC x

maddiemo Fri 20-May-05 10:43:59

Thanks for the news. Hope you can worry a little less now.

Marina Fri 20-May-05 10:46:35

Crumbs Eidsvold I never saw this the first time round. So glad the news is largely good .
I agree with everything you say about Misdee. Every time dh starts moaning about our stressful lives I remind him of the worry some families face daily

misdee Fri 20-May-05 23:31:02



eidsvold, sorry you've had to go thro the worry of tests on your dh and then your dd2 later on. i am facing the facts that my dd's have to screened just in case it wasnt the virus that caused dh condition. I wish you, your dd's and your dh the best in the world.

xx

marthamoo Fri 20-May-05 23:34:51

Missed this, eidsvold. My feeling (like the suze) is that it's better to be aware of all this stuff and keep a watch on it: sounds like that's what is happening. Take care of each other.

Jayzmummy Sat 21-May-05 19:09:37

Glad things are more positive for you.

coppertop Sun 22-May-05 13:30:19

I missed this update. I'm glad to hear that things are looking a bit more positive.

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