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To Jim and all of you who offered your prayers for my 25 yr old Eugenie, who nearly died from blood poisoning which so nearly killed her earlier this year, she had her follow up open heart surgery today and the outcome is ++++.
Lots of residual damage from the rampant bacterial infection which they were able to fix today.
for the doctors and nurses amongst you she had streptococcal induced infective endocarditis which resulted in the collapse of both the Mitral and Aortic valves and there were four abscesses inside her heart (one nearly an inch and a quarter across) which had to be removed along with a heap of necrotic material.
Today, 10 weeks on, they were able to work on relatively healthy heart material, free of infection and were able to repair the leak around the mitral valve and sew some leather in the main atrium where the previous surgery had left the heart wall dangerously thin with the potential of developing an aneurysm
My apologies for the photos. The little piglet refuses to give her full one smile when my camera is out but she is a gorgeous gentle lady and you all deserve to see the result of your prayers
© Tim Ashton 2013