Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Back to Boston

There is so much going on and don't even know where to begin.....

First of all, Emma's heart function and tricuspid valve regurgitation(TR) have taken a hit.  Why??  That is the million dollar question.  Last Wednesday, the 8th floor staff got an echo that showed worsening function and TR.  Emma was also quickly accumulating fluid in her abdomen, so it was decided to move her to the Cardiac ICU, put in a abdomen drain and start her on a medication to aid in her heart function.  At this time, Boston was also contacted and arrangements were starting to take place to transfer Emma back to Boston.

Fast forward to today.....
Emma's heart echo yesterday showed mildly improved heart function and worsening TR.  Basically, Emma needs to get to Boston to get a heart cath and potentially heart surgery.  She continues to have persistent accumulation ascites as well.

We just heard  from insurance on official approval for Medical transport and now need word from Boston that they have an ICU bed available. 

There are a lot of unknowns in our near future, so we appreciate your prayers as we move forward to determine a plan to help her precious/fragile heart and body.  

Prayers also for:

1. a safe transport
2. Wisdom for Boston medical/surgical teams
3. Strength and calming for Emma
4. Peace and understanding for Scott and 
5. Successful testing and procedures 


  1. Hope all goes well. She has a beautiful smile especially when so much is happening. Hope your hospital stay is not too long but long enough for them to get her well so she can get home.

  2. Kathy & Wendell IngramMarch 11, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Praying! Emma is so beautiful!