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Journal entry by Terri Gibbs

we had a follow up appointment today at mayo to see if Doug would need a heart transplant or not?
our day started at 5am arrived at the hospital at 6:14 for lab work ,7:05-7:40 am Electrocardio-gram, 8:00-8:30 had a break for breakfast, 8:53-9:35 consultation with Dr.Alfred Clavell,and Dr . Joel Beachey 9:45 -11:00 had a Echo cardiogram, 11:00-11:35 had lunch break, 11:37-2:14 Exersice test, 2:16-3:30 we had our final consult, the worse part of the day was sitting and waiting to get in for the appointments, so the results are with the weight that Doug has lost, he's got 45% heart function and he Improved from November to 18.1 from 17 not real great but still improving, they still say NO Heart Transplant is needed at this time, not saying that someday he still wont need to have one, so they want to Evaluate closely and repeat a follow up visit to mayo in 3 - 6 months he's to still continue to loose weight and stay on this right track but every thing is good and we were very pleased with our appointment.
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