|Hand/Heart, Encaustic on Panel, 3" x 3"|
A little over three years ago I watched as Dr. Trachte inserted a long needle
into my mom's back and suctioned a huge amount of water from her lungs.
I forget how many weeks it had been since he'd performed her triple by-pass
surgery then. That procedure can be typical post open-heart surgery.
We've not seen this amazing surgeon in a long time, yet my
mom has had many ER scares, doctor appointments with her cardiologist
and various tests since that time. Mostly her blood pressure gets unstable
and extremely high. Today, Dr. Trachte guided my hand to the location
on my mother's abdomen where an aortic abdominal aneurysm was
recently discovered. I could feel it pulse under my hand.
At the moment the aneurysm isn't large enough to warrant an operation,
but mom will be checked again in 6 months to see how fast the AAA is growing.
A future surgery is inevitable.... but not for now.
My mom's heart is important to me - every beat - every moment.
|A little nature find today.|
Wishing you peace and health.