Just thought I'd pop in for a minute to let everyone (or at least everyone who visits anymore) know that Patty continues to thrive, so much so that I was able to make a trip to Canada, without Patty, to pick up the boys for the summer. A year ago, I wouldn't have even considered being away for more than a day. She looks great, and she feels great.
Aside from an occasional mild arrhythmia, Patty shows almost no symptoms of heart failure anymore. She even complains now about having to take so many meds, although she knows that this is a lifetime deal for her. She's being cautious about time in the heat and humidity.
As mentioned, Devin and Colin are in town for an extended visit. Our plan is for Patty and I to drive them back (about 10 hours each way) in mid-August. PJ is working at Oberweis, and is participating in summer speech activities. Kelly and Connor are also doing great, and mostly just having fun.
That's the latest and greatest. Please feel free to drop a comment; I make sure that Patty knows when people have written.
P.S. If you're on Facebook, please add me/us as a friend. I'll be posting photos, including some of our patient, from time to time this summer.