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shirleymahoney Born In Tulsa Oklahoma and have a wonderful husband and 2 great children Find out more about shirleymahoney
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  • My Dad

    I need Prayers coming my way concerning my dad he is in the hospital and has Pneumonia he is 89 years old and has the concentric form of HCM, I really worried he sounds really bad, Plus he fell lastnight and has a nasty bump on his head so please keep hom in your prayers

    Shirley
    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

  • #2
    Shirley, am sorry to hear about your dad. Will keep you and he in my prayers.
    Midge

    Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
    ICD&Pacemaker 1996
    Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
    Mom of Kaye.

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    • #3
      Shirley - We will keep Dad in our prayers - give him our best - Linda

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      • #4
        I hope your day will get well soon. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well as your dad.

        I have a question about something in your post. I have seen it on my sons echo reports also. What is concentric Hcm? Just thought it was something I did not take notice of before, is it normal? Thanks for any thing you can tell me.
        Donna B. HCM & ICD. 2 sons with HCM. Brother passed away from HCM at the age of 39. Mother has HCM.

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        • #5
          I will pray for your dad and for you and your family. Please keep us updated on his condition.

          Rhoda

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          • #6
            Thank You everyone it means alot to me, my brother called this morning and said they are having trouble getting his fever down, and he is not able to keep anything down without first getting nausea meds first, they are also trying to get him out of the bed he doesn't seem to want to get up, they are also doing a CT scan on him because he has a spot on his lung that they found long before he got pneumonia and the doctor now is calling it pneumonia and I told him no he has a black spot there he used to work in the coal mines in MO. so they are looking at that spot a little closer

            Donna I believe Concentric is a litle more rare then what most of us have, and it is where the ventricle is evenly thickened

            Thanks again everyone for the prayers

            Shirley
            Diagnosed 2003
            Myectomy 2-23-2004
            Husband: Ken
            Son: John diagnosed 2004
            Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

            Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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            • #7
              Concentric is not 'Rare' as there is no "common" pattern for hypertophy in the heart with HCM.

              Shirley,
              My thoughts and prayer are with you and your dad.

              Lisa
              Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
              YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

              Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
              lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
              Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
              Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
              Currently not obstructed
              Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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              • #8
                Donna

                I'm sorry I should have had you call Lisa in the office, that is just what the doctor told me and that it is often mistaken for Hypertention in older people

                Shirley
                Diagnosed 2003
                Myectomy 2-23-2004
                Husband: Ken
                Son: John diagnosed 2004
                Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

                Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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                • #9
                  Shirley,

                  Sorry to hear about your dad , I hope he soon feels better, sending prayers and get well wishes.


                  Pam
                  Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                  Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
                  Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
                  SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
                  [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                  Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
                  Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
                  Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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                  • #10
                    Shirley-
                    I'm sending you some extra strength, to get through this difficult time, with your Dad.
                    Be sure to take care of yourself & give yourself some extra "Hugs".
                    RONNIE

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                    • #11
                      Shirley-

                      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Dad. Take care of yourself, too. Lots of hugs.

                      Ange

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                      • #12
                        You have the thoughts and best wishes from myself and my wife also (she signs in as MaggieM2).

                        We hope your Dad will get better. I know that older people are harder to look after and are more delicate (my own parents are in their mid-nineties now and have decided that their trip from Bitain to Canada this year was their last).

                        Best wishes

                        John & Maggie

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                        • #13
                          Re: My Dad

                          he'll be in my prayers...
                          \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                          Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                          • #14
                            Re: My Dad

                            Ok all my dad seems to be on the uphill of the pnuemonia and my 4 brothers has decided he needs to be here with me so I guess I will be taking care of my Dad now, I guess they really don't understand this disease and what it does to me, but i can't turn him away he is my dad and he needs me right now, so right now i would like to thank you for your prayers and thoughts


                            Shirley
                            Diagnosed 2003
                            Myectomy 2-23-2004
                            Husband: Ken
                            Son: John diagnosed 2004
                            Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

                            Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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                            • #15
                              Re: My Dad

                              Big hugs and warm thoughts are sent your way Shirley. I am keeping you and your dad in my prayers. Take care my friend.
                              Kimberly K. Plaster

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