On Friday April 29th, 2011 we closed on our new house. The following Tuesday, Larry had a cardiac catheterization to see why he was feeling so lightheaded and dizzy all of the time. He was immediately admitted to the hospital because they found out during the cardiac cath, that his left ventrical (left side of his heart), was no longer pumping the way it should. We found out that Larry needed open heart surgery to have an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) and they wanted to do it the following Monday. They said that if he didnt have this surgery that he could die at any time. We were devistated. We had no idea what to do next, we had only been married for 7 months.We first thought that we would get a second opinion, however we realized that this was the best possible hospital for him to be at, and they knew what they were talking about. They just couldn't beleive that Larry was sitting up talking to them and joking around. They said that the shape his heart was in, that he shouldn't be alive, let alone walking in the hospital.
That weekend we were supposed to move in to our house and they wouldnt let Larry come home. It was so risky to let him go, due to the shape his heart was in. So my amazing brother Chad and sister in law Beth, emailed all of our friends and family and asked them to come to St. Louis and help us move. So many of our friends and family came and helped me move in to our house. Not only did they help me move, they also unpacked the whole house and hung pictures up on the walls and organized everything. They wanted it to be homey when Larry got home from the hospital! We can't thank them enough for all of their help!
****Currently It has been 10 days since he has been on the heart transplant list. Still no call :( But we know that it will come with the will of God!