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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 1:28 AM




This evening my mom's boyfriend was having chest and back pains. It was painful enough that he went to the emergency room because he thought it might be a heart attack. It wasn't, but he will have to have surgery anyway for a different problem. His aorta (largest artery, goes directly to the heart) is damaged and needs to be operated on. The way they described it is the aorta's wall is made up of three layers.

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walls---> (((+blood+))) <---walls

The inner wall is damaged and the blood is getting in between the first and second layer, squeezing the blood in the center that goes all over the body and putting a strain all over. So it looks more like this:

walls---> ((++(++++))) <---walls

He was flown from the hospital to a bigger hospital two hours away. He should have surgery tonight. They need to fix it so the pressure doesn't go through the rest of the walls and get damaged even further.

The next few days will be touch and go. I'm currently away from my home and I'm staying at his house which is closer. I drove his truck home and she too the car to the next hospital. I have a big bag of crafting supplies with me to work on the commissions I have currently. I wont be able to ship anything until I'm home which might be Monday but I don't know yet. So right now everything is on pause. I'm going to work on stuff while I'm here at the house in between hospital visits. Things will be updated when I can.

***UPDATE

They didn't do surgery, they are trying different types of medicine that will reduce the pressure on the artery. If they can get it to a level they want they are going to let him go home on Sunday. If  so, he will go back for them to monitor it a few times over the next two weeks to see if it is helping. If not, they will need to do surgery.

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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner 2 minutes ago  Hobbyist Writer
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ForgottenMermaid Featured By Owner 56 minutes ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday! ^_^
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Happy birthday! :love:
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HAPPY BDAY <3
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Happy Birthday! birthday cake 
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Happy Birthday!~ I hope you have an amazing day!~ ^^
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You've probably had this question before but I was wondering what type of wire you use?

I've been experimenting with pipecleaners but I'm looking for alternatives.. I just have no idea what thickness to pick..:O_o:
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I usually use 18 gauge or 16 gauge aluminum wire. I used to get it at Hobby Lobby but now they only have the jewelry wire versions and they are too bendy even though they are the same thickness. You can usually find the right kind at a hardware store or place like that. 18 gauge is my usual wire that I use for everything. 16 gauge is thicker and I use that for my dragons since they have long bodies. The gauge numbers seem confusing since the bigger the number, the smaller the wire, but that is based on how well electricity will pass through them, not what size they are. The 16 gauge wire I first bought was electric fence wire lol

Hope this helps :) If you have any other questions just let me know!
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! That's an US gauge right? That would be somewhere around 1.3 mm over here (18 gauge), I did buy some wire a long time ago but I don't even know what gauge it was :XD: But I have a feeling that it was too thick cause it was a hell to bend, might have something to do with that fact that it was steel.:roll:

Wonder if a copper wire would do as well... ?

It helps a lot, thank you very much!
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lithxe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! c: <3
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