Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Back on the List

Dick is back on the 1A list!  The 1A list is the highest position, the top of the list.  People on this list are the first ones who receive hearts; his chances now are very high to receive a heart soon.  It could have been fatal for Dick had he not been approved.  The heart valve that is leaking is usually operated on, but in Dick's case that is not anything doctors will do.  The right ventricle failure could be temporarily corrected with another Vad (heart pump) implanted into his right ventricle, but Dick will not undergo that major surgery again, so the only option we have is to get the heart.
Please keep him in your prayers.  I'll let you know.....


  1. Mary,

    Thanks for posting your prayer request on the MyFamily site. Be sure to check out the responses from your church family. I will be praying that a perfect heart will become available soon for Dick. My love and prayers are with both of you.

    Mike B.

  2. We are praying for him in Atlanta. Love to you both! Jinny