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01 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Cardiologist Check-up Today

We saw Colleen’s cardiologist today, who did an echocardiogram to check progress. We had hoped for an “all clear” but some fluid still remains around the heart. It is BETTER than the last one on June 19 and for that we are grateful. She has had some on & off symptoms over the last couple […]

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21 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Home Sweet Home

Especially for all those who don’t follow on Facebook or Twitter, Colleen was discharged from the hospital yesterday at about 11:30 am. We were able to catch a 6:30 pm flight out on, of all airlines, ALASKA, which Colleen thought was pretty funny. I was glad she got a kick out of something! She was […]

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19 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Just When You Thought It Was Safe!

We were ALMOST home! Set to take a cab to the airport at 9:30 am. But Colleen woke around 12:30 am with the same, but less intense, chest pain. She waited to let me know until 6:45 and we went straight to the ER, so glad to be literally right next door! They’ve run all […]

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18 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Many Miracles

After this long week, it was wonderful to go back to the hotel room WITH Colleen. I’ve been staying at a place called “The Inn at Virginia Mason”, a cool 1920’s hotel that is actually physically connected to the Virginia Mason Medical Center that primarily serves patient’s families. I would highly recommend it for anyone […]

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17 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments


Colleen was discharged from the hospital just a few minutes ago! After continued conversation with the doctors, we are staying close by for the next two days just in case any symptoms flare up, and have been instructed to keep her exertion low. Interestingly, the cardiologist yesterday painted a vivid verbal picture, explaining that “every […]

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16 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Still Feeling Well But Not Out The Woods

Colleen is feeling much better today, reporting much less windedness with activity and no residual chest pain. THAT’S amazing! However, the cardiologist and treating physician came in this morning and have decided to NOT discharge Colleen from the hospital today. Cardiologist cautioned against taking this circumstance lightly, emphasizing that this was and is a serious […]

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15 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

I Almost Missed A Miracle

Just want to thank everyone for all of the love and support we’ve received over the last 24 hours since we arrived here in Seattle! It would take too much time to go into all the emails, texts, FB messages and wall posts and blog comments left sending prayer and offering physical support while we […]

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15 June 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Another Update on Colleen

Well, they just changed their mind! The main cardiologist just came in and said that because we are seeing symptom improvement in the last 24 hours with medication therapy, he wants to stay away from doing the invasive procedure if we don’t have to. So, they will keep her here for the next few days […]

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15 June 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Update on Colleen

Just got the news that they’ve determined it will be needed to drain the fluid from the sac around the heart. They are making arrangements to do that within the next few hours. They will leave a drainage tube in for a couple of days to make sure more fluid is not building up. Once […]

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23 May 2011 ~ 4 Comments


At the end of what I am considering our “first week” without Jonathan, all seems to be well. While Jonathan has been gone for 8 weeks now, I think of this as our first week because even though he was in Oregon for 5 weeks and now has been in Utah for 3 weeks, for […]

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