This hospital stay was a very tough couple of weeks for Michael. When he went in the first time, he was already so sick that all we were expecting and hoping for was an improvement. This time, he hadn't been feeling bad, other than a couple of fleeting episodes that went away. When he woke up on the Sunday he went to the ER, he was totally unprepared for what was about to take place.
Michael has kept a very positive, optimistic outlook, until this time. One of his doctors made the mistake of telling him that perhaps his heart had healed enough to remove the pump. Testing on Tuesday before the pump was replaced, proved otherwise. When he found out that his heart hadn't healed, he was unable to contain his disappointment and I believe that disappointment has really effected his recovery from this surgery.
His little Sister headed to the hospital today with every intention of getting him out of there. She was sick and tired of his crankypants attitude and him laying around in the bed. She did her third show of competency at controller changing and then she lit a fire on the twelfth floor and said she was taking him home. Within an hour and a half, all the paperwork was done for discharge and they were on their way! She feels confident that once he gets home, his attitude will change. I think it's more likely to change at home, too!
Thank you to everyone that has been supporting us throughout this ordeal, we really appreciate it!
Just before this latest hospitalization, I was blessed to receive some very special artwork and lucky clover, from TexWisGirl. My photos don't do it justice. THANK YOU SO MUCH, "T"! Love ya, girl!