We returned moments ago from UCH, where we met with a rheumatologist hand-picked by the head of Patty's transplant team. This doctor certainly did not talk down to us; in fact, he was so technical in his explanations at times that both Patty and I were struggling to keep pace. After a conversation and a brief examination, Patty was sent for a blood draw (seven vials.) We should hear back about any observations sometime next week.
Other than that, there's not much to report, except to say that we can add this doctor to the list of people who is somewhat perplexed as to why Patty would have had a heart attack to begin with, and a little unsure about how to intepret her symptoms (e.g., soreness.) We are expecting calls this afternoon about future plans for Patty. If you have a chance to check back later, I will try to provide any updates.