Natalie 2011

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sheffield Hospital Calling

medicalPosted by eric kerr Sun, May 15, 2011 20:10:23

Monday 9th May did not feel well today wish these dizzy spells would go away, rang sheffield Hospital so had to go in for a check up. well could not believe that they actually saved the same bed for me so they said !.. lol. Blood test returned OK, had a Heart Scan on Tuesday and on wednesday was in the theartre for more than an hour to have a Heart Caterisation, was later told by the Doctor that the Heart was doing supprising well but there was still a concern about the High Pressure in the lungs, The Heart Specialist was asked to examin and was also pleased with the Heart function but concerned about the pressures, they have decided to do a full MRI scan. So Pleased to see My Children Brandon & Isabelle, Mum & Dad took me to the Hospital canteen for a meal, Friday evening they did a head scan to ensure there was no blockages to cause my dizzy spells. now waiting for the Ears, nose & Throat test on Monday and MRI Scan on Tuesday, been boring over the weekend no Visiters, Dad at work, looking forward to see Ang and Tara on Monday and Dad on Tuesday. Time to seriously consider a Lung Transplant.

20th May Out of Hospital now ,Still no sign of me feeling 100 o/o still a bit weak. looking forward to seeing my Children Brandon & Isabelle and my Family.

Thanks to all the staff at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital for looking after me. sorry if i have caused you any Problems.


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bloods checked again.

medicalPosted by eric kerr Tue, February 22, 2011 16:35:23
Had to go into Hospital again today Tuesday 22nd feb, for a follow up bloods check up, it was a long drive with Mum and Isabelle. Isabelle was a good girl but after a long wait for the blood results she started to get abit bored and tired and had a sleep on her Grandma finally the blood results returned at about 3.30pm and Natalie was given the all clear to go home. lets hope things stay like this for quite some time now.

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Imatinib in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

medicalPosted by eric kerr Sun, February 20, 2011 20:05:20

Good news on the horizen for treatment for pulmonary hypertension by a Drug called Imatinib. read more :-

On another trial a 61-year-old man with a rapidly progressing form of familial idiopathic
pulmonary arterial hypertension. Five years earlier, the patient had presented
with signs of right-sided heart failure in our pulmonary-hypertension referral
center. During the previous year, his condition had progressively deteriorated,
despite advanced combination therapy with oral bosentan (125 mg twice daily),1
inhaled iloprost (nine inhalations per day),2 and
oral sildenafil (50 mg three times a day).3,4 The
patient's six-minute walking distance had progressively declined during the
previous nine months, from 323 m to 260 m, and the pulmonary vascular
resistance increased from 1056 dyn · sec · cm–5 (with a mean
pulmonary-artery pressure of 59 mm Hg and a cardiac index of 2.08 liters per
minute per square meter) to 1538 dyn · sec · cm–5 . to read more :-

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Admitted to Sheffield

medicalPosted by eric kerr Sat, February 12, 2011 16:58:04
On Friday 11th Feb `11 at 5pm, Natalie recevied a phone call of the Nurse Paul from Sheffield to say that she would have to go into hospital for antibiotics treatment. so it was a rush to get the kids sorted and a visit to the Chippy for a quick tea then on the road to Sheffield, we arrived at 8.15 pm they were waiting for Natalie and immediatly admitted her to the ward and started her treatment. it was sad to see Andrew Krelle also admitted in the ward who was very ill, get well soon Andy. at 10.15 pm i made my way back home arriving at 23:45 pm. receved a Phone call at 09.00 am the next morning from Natalie to speak to us all and told us that she had felt ill during the night and passed out and when she recovered only to find the Cardiac arrest team , Nurses & doctors looking down at her, but thankfully was not needed as the medication was overpowering and was the cause of her losing consciousness after Natalie had recovered she had a good night sleep now waiting for some more test on Monday.

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Hospital visit

medicalPosted by eric kerr Sat, February 12, 2011 16:10:23

On Tuesday 8th Feb `11 Natalie felt abit ill, so better to be safe then sorry Natalie`s Good Friends Angela and Tarra took Natalie to Sheffeild Hospital for some Blood test, it was a long trip there in the rush hour and after the Bloods were taken and the long wait for the results Natalie was given the all Clear to go home, still waiting for a couple of blood test to return which could take up to 48 hours. they made their way back to Adlington in the evening rush hour. Thanks Ange & Tarra very much for all your help.

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Appointment with Dr Lipscomb

medicalPosted by eric kerr Wed, January 05, 2011 11:49:16

Today i had an appointment with Dr Lipscomb at The Royal Bolton Hospital. She Listened to my heart and chest and said everything sounds fine, chest is clear and heart sounds nice and regular. I have no signs of fluid retention which is good as this is a sign of heart failure. Blood Pressure and Pulse does not show signs for concern. All in all i am nice and stable! Fingers crossed i stay this way! I am to be seen again in 3 months time.

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