Visit with Angela

I had the opportunity to visit Angie yesterday for a few hours. The pneumonia was caused by her heart not being able to pump with enough force to circulate her fluids (see edema, pulmonary edema). They pumped 2 liters of fluid from her body and she was in a good mood and interested in carrying on an interesting conversation.

She is still on oxygen at a strong level. Further treatment will involve testing different medications to assist with her lungs. If she can breathe easier, the right side of her heart won’t have to work as hard.


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