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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Angiogram Results- Healthy Heart

Karl went through his angiogram Friday afternoon at Baylor Grapevine(his cardiologist was only available this week out in Grapevine and Plano was booked solid). Deanne, Karl's cousin, was in town for work and stayed to help out. She took Karl to his procedure on Friday and took care of him as Anika was home and it would have been awful to have to drag her along to the hospital all afternoon. He went in at 1pm and didn't get home until 8pm. She's been such a great help!
Anyways, Karl's angiogram went fine. They looked in all chambers of his heart and he has no damage or clogs. His heart rate and blood pressure are back to normal. The procedure was minor and he's got to rest for a day or two before he can move around. Minor pain from the incision but otherwise he's doing fine.
The Cardiologist believes it's the IL-2 that caused his heart to weaken so we won't know until next week what's going to happen with his treatments- if that's life threatening enough to stop the IL-2 or if he's just going to need more time to recover between treatments, etc. Thank God his heart is fine!

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  • Thank heavens the angiogram was good news! You have a strong heart, and you are going to be ok after all; very pleased!

    Glad to hear Deanne is helping.

    You all take care and know I am thinking of you!
    Warmly, Pamela

    By Anonymous Pamela W., at 12:39 PM  

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