Sue Schwartz

First post: Apr 11, 2021 Latest post: May 11, 2021
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Many of you know that Sue had a heart attack on March 22 while at Kaiser. She was transferred to Shady Grove where she had an angiogram showing 2 blocked arteries and then had a balloon catheter placed in her aorta through her femoral artery to help her heart function until she could have bypass surgery.  She was then transferred to Washington Hospital Center for double bypass.  

Sue had the bypass surgery on Friday, March 26 and all went successfully. She was moved to a regular room on Saturday and came home on April 1 with 24 hour care at home.  She looked amazing when we visited that weekend and felt good. We were all shocked at how well she was recovering.  

But on Monday, she developed severe pain in her leg where the catheter had been which took her back to Kaiser. After several tests and an overnight stay, she ended up being diagnosed with a pseudo aneurysm in her femoral artery and was transferred to Holy Cross for continued  care and treatment.  

She arrived at Holy Cross on Tuesday, April 6.  She had several more tests and then a bedside procedure was attempted on Thursday PM by interventional radiology to try and drain the aneurysm.  Unfortunately, it was unsuccessful and Mom was scheduled for surgery the next day.  Friday night, April 9, she had a surgical procedure to repair and drain the aneurysm which was successful.  Since then she has been in the ICU at Holy Cross. 

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