Words of occasional wisdom from Bruce Oakley

Suzy having tests

Posted by boakley59 on October 6, 2008

Suzy didn’t feel well at work this morning (10/6/08), and a co-worker thought she looked a little flushed. Her doctor is out of the office today, and she had been having some little odd symptoms in recent days, so she went to the emergency room.

“Better safe than sorry” has become our motto as we’ve dealt with my Crohn’s.

In one of the early diagnostics, the doctor detected a heart murmur and scheduled an echocardiogram. The cardiologist then found a mitral valve prolapse. The same cardiologist had seen her a few years ago and had noted he found no sign of heart murmur, so he is a bit concerned that now he should find so clear a change. He has scheduled a further test to check more closely on the valve.

Suzy will be staying overnight at Baptist (Springhill). The symptoms that prompted the emergency room trip have faded and seem not to be threatening or worrisome, and the valve condition is fairly common and also generally non-threatening, but keep Suzy in your thoughts and prayers as we await further results.


2 Responses to “Suzy having tests”

  1. Peregrine said

    Whoa! Very glad she decided to get checked out! Please give her my best.


  2. Amy James said

    Bruce- Thanks for the update. I had heard she was in the hospital, but didn’t know the details. She is definitely in our prayers.

    Amy James

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