Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Matt's got myocarditis. No funny headline here.

Matt has contracted viral myocarditis, probably from a patient. That means a virus has infected his heart. He will be in the hospital for a few days at least, then he will have at least 90 days off work to recover. We won't know for a long while if there is any permanent damage, but the odds are very good. He's young, healthy, fit, a non-smoker, non-drug user, non-drinker, and he's got ridiculously resiliant genes. The only scary signs so far are that his ejection fraction is only 45% and his troponin levels keep rising. He's getting the very best medical care (I am SO GRATEFUL we live here and not in some tiny 3rd world country - I could have lost him!!). All we can do is wait and see. Your prayers / magic / healing Qi are all appreciated. Please check back for updates.

I really really really love this man.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAADDDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2/5/06: he lives, don't worry, me!! 1/20/06: really?!?!?! 2/5/06: yes. 1/20/06: *whew* i was worried there, 4 a second!!)

--Maddie [yes. the step-daughter 1.]