Hubby with COPD having AVR

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Prairee-Dawn

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My beloved hubby of 20yrs is having AVR very soon. We see the surgeon Thursday. I am so nervous because he has moderate to severe COPD. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of surgery in ppl with such an issue. Is there anything I can do Post surgery to help him through all of this? I feel so helpless.
 

Cooker

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Hi Prairee-Dawn and welcome to our little home away from home! This stuff can be and is very frightening but you will see that the odds are very much in your husbands favor.

I did/do not have COPD but I was a smoker and had diminished lung capacity. It was addressed by the surgeon and anesthesiologist, how I'm not sure but it was.

I'm sure that others will come along with more questions and information. Just remember that we are not doctors and any suggestion should be weighed in that light. This is the best place you could be at this time.

Again, welcome:smile2:
 

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My beloved hubby of 20yrs is having AVR very soon. We see the surgeon Thursday. I am so nervous because he has moderate to severe COPD. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of surgery in ppl with such an issue. Is there anything I can do Post surgery to help him through all of this? I feel so helpless.
Prariree-Dawn, a heart felt WELCOME to our OHS family glad you found the site to help hubby, there is a wealth of knowledge here for the future ..... read and learn as much as you can as you will be HIS BEST PATIENT ADVOCATE my wife says to keep a pen and paper at hand to record questions my case was a worst case scenerio and today I thank God daily for her being there


Bob/tobagotwo has up dated a list of acronyms and short forms http://www.valvereplacement.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8494&d=1276042314

what to ask pre surgery http://www.valvereplacement.org/forums/showthread.php?26668-Pre-surgery-consultation-list-of-questions

what to take with you to the hospital http://www.valvereplacement.org/forums/showthread.php?13283-what-to-take-to-the-hospital-a-checklist

Preparing the house for post surgical patients http://www.valvereplacement.org/forums/showthread.php?19034-Getting-Comfortable-Around-the-House&p=218802

These are from various forum stickies and there is plenty more to read as well


And Lynw recently added this PDF on what to expect post op
http://www.sts.org/documents/pdf/whattoexpect.pdf

Prayers and positive vibes in the air and keep strong for him BUT remember your health too
 

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Prairee-Dawn
Welcome to the site.....my prayers are with you and your husband. Sending special hugs your way, as I know, this must be hard on you, as well.
Renee
 

njean

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Prayers and positive thoughts being sent your way. I hope that all goes well with your husband's surgery on Thursday.

Stay strong!
 

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