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  • Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

    From: http://www.ourmayotrip.blogspot.com/

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007
    Day 1 Of Testing
    Hello Everybody! We just finished the first day of testing. All went well. Mayo is truly like know other. It is beautiful and runs like a well oiled machine. Everything is on time and everyone there is so helpful. We had one test at ST. Marys and they had a historical room that showed about the hospitals start, first operating table, and surgical instruments (scary!!). The hospital is over 100 years old! Dewayne had the longest echo he's ever had . It took an hour and a half. We go to the cardiologist tomorrow morning at 10:30. One test after that and then consult with the surgeon at 2:30. We will update you as soon as we get all the details.
    I want you to know we can feel your prayers and we love you all very much. Thank you so much for all the cards it is very nice to be able to read them and feel a little closer to home. We are reading cards right now. Again thank you so much for your love and prayers.

    Teresa
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    Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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    Re: Going to Mayo 3/26/07 for Myectomy +

    Dewayne & Teresa,
    Glad to hear you had a good day. We'll be checking in on you often.
    Our prayers continue.
    Theresa
    Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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    • #3
      Re: Going to Mayo 3/26/07 for Myectomy +

      I'm glad to hear that all is going well so far. Keep us posted.

      Reenie
      Reenie

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      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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        Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

        I have to agree...Mayo is like no other.

        I'm glad to read that you have a good impression of Mayo. Sometimes the impression you have of a facility can make you feel a little relaxed.

        I'm happy that Dwayne is doing ok so far. Please keep us posted.
        Esther

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          Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

          I will be thinking of you guys the next few days and I pray that there will be no complications and you will have a successful surgery and speedy recovery and that your best days are ahead of you. Janet and James
          My son James, Age 18, diagnosed in January, 05. AICD - 4/5/05 at Tufts NEMC. Myectomy -1/25/06 at NEMC. Currently having heart failure issues. James' father and uncle both have HCM and AICDs. James dad, Carlton, had Myectomy at Cleveland on 4/10/06. James Medtronic recalled lead fractured 5/26/11. Had Biventricular Cardiac Resynchronization AICD put in on 6/3/11 Emory Midtown.

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            Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

            Thank you for keeping us up to date. It is nice to know he is doing well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
            Christie Dalton diag. 3/27/07: ICD on 4/25/07.
            Son diag. @ 6 and SCA at 8. ICD on 9/1/06.

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              Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

              From: http://www.ourmayotrip.blogspot.com/

              Wednesday, March 28, 2007

              Meeting the Doctors
              Hello everybody!! We are doing great. The doctors and staff are fantastic! We saw Dr. Ommen first and he said DeWayne is a typical HCM patient. He agreed that DeWayne needed surgery to fix the interior wall and clear the obstruction. He said it would make him feel much better and get rid of almost all of the meds. he is currently taking. The success rate is 98%!! We also discovered that the aortic valve was a little different than most people. Leave it to DeWayne to have to be different! A normal valve looks like a Mercedes Benz emblem. It has a three way opening. DeWayne's is only two. It has been like that since birth and has caused the aorta to be a little larger . They do not feel that it will cause a great problem and probably will not need to be repaired. If it does they can replace the valve. I was so happy after that appt. I was ready to shout Glory to God from the roof top! His stress test was after that and it went pretty good, he just could not do it very long. We then met with Dr. Schaff, the surgeon, and he agreed as well DeWayne needed surgery. He said the surgery would take approx. 3 hours with a 5-7 day hospital stay. This surgery has been done for 50 years and has been greatly improved. DeWayne's surgeon has been doing this for 27 years.

              Thank you all again for your continued prayers and all your love. We are very confident of a successful surgery and great recovery. We love you all and cannot wait to get back home with a new and improved DeWayne. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!!
              Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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                Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                Theresa and Dewayne... It's great to hear you had such a good day! I'll be keeping you in my prayers and look forward to hearing good news about the surgery. Blessings, love and light... Mary
                MaryO

                Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                Diagnosed April of 2000, Septal ablation in 2002, scheduled for Myectomy at Mayo Clinic April 16, 2007, cancelled April 13, 2007 due to disappearance of obstruction and symptoms, radio frequency ablation at Mayo Clinic January 29, 2010 for AVNRT

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                  Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                  Teresa & DeWayne,
                  Glad to hear you had another good day at Mayo, even with the new anatomical discovery. You're in good hands, as others who have been to Mayo will attest. We will be checking in on you tomorrow and in the coming days and weeks ahead, hoping for no bumps in the road.

                  Praying that you rest well tonight and for both of you and the medical staff tomorrow.

                  God Bless,
                  Theresa
                  Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                    I am praying for Dewayne.
                    May God heal him and may Dewayne have a smooth and easy recovery.


                    Many hugs,
                    Eve
                    49 yrs. old
                    Diagnosed at 31.
                    Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
                    First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
                    Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
                    Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
                    My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
                    2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/29/07

                      From: ourmayotrip.blogspot.com

                      Thursday, March 29, 2007
                      Morning of Surgery
                      Good morning everybody. We arrived at St. Marys at 5:45 this morning to check in. They started his work up quickly after that. They took him to pre-op at 7:20 and he went into surgery at 7:47. It is 8:05 right now. They expect the surgery to take approx. 3 hours. Just please continue to be in prayer and for God to guide the doctors every move. I will up date you as I can through out the day as I get information. Thank you again for your love, prayers, and support.

                      Teresa
                      Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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                        Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                        Teresa,
                        Keep in mind that he is in good hands. I'm sure it will be difficult to see him when he first comes out of surgery, but remember that the vent, tubes, and swelling are a normal part of it all.
                        Prayers for you, DeWayne, and the medical staff,
                        Theresa
                        Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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                          Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                          From: ourmayotrip.blogspot.com

                          Thursday, March 29, 2007
                          Morning Update of Surgery
                          It is now 9:30 and I have been moved to the postop/ICU floor. He went to the O.R. at 7:47 and the actual procedure started at 8:30. The nurse coordinator just came to me and informed me that he is now on the bypass machine and they are starting the repair. As she updates me I will continue to inform you.
                          This hospital is so HUGE they have to escort you everywhere! The staff is fantastic. It is truly a top notch facility.

                          Teresa
                          Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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                            Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                            Teresa, still praying for Dewayne.

                            Praying that all will be well and his surgery will go perfectly and his recovery will be smooth and uneventful.

                            Thank you for keeping us posted.



                            Many hugs,
                            Eve
                            49 yrs. old
                            Diagnosed at 31.
                            Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
                            First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
                            Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
                            Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
                            My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
                            2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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                              Re: Dewayne's myectomy on 3/28/07

                              From: http://ourmayotrip.blogspot.com/

                              The Sugery is Done
                              It is 11:00 and the nurse just informed me that the main part of the surgery is over and they are closing him up right now. He is off the lung and heart bypass machine and his heart is pumping on its own. PRAISE the LORD! He is currently in satisfactory condition, which is the best he can be right now. He should be brought down in the next 45 minutes and then the surgeon will come and speak with me. What a relief. Now we can pray for a great and speedy recovery. I will update you after I speak with the surgeon. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and love.

                              Teresa
                              _______

                              Spoke With the Surgeon
                              It is 11:55 and I just spoke with the surgeon. Everything went very well. They removed the thick piece of the wall muscle and fixed his muscle bridge. Everything else looks great! The surgeon said he should only be in ICU about 4-6 hours. He suspects only about 4 because he does not expect any complications, due to the surgery going so well and DeWayne being young.
                              I am suppose to get to see him in about 40 minutes. I will update you again later on. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!

                              Teresa
                              ________

                              Thursday, March 29, 2007
                              Post-Op Report
                              Good evening everyone. It is 5:15p.m. and he is awake (in and out), the breathing tube came out a few hours ago. He has his own button to push for pain meds that automatically goes into his I.V. He is using it and the pain is under pretty good control. He needs to cough more and breathe deep. He does not want to because it hurts, but he has too! He really wants a big glass of water but all he gets is ice chips. Over all he is doing very well and all vitals are good.


                              Teresa
                              Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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