LVAD... Left Ventricular Assist Device

THIS BLOG POWERED BY THE THORATEC HEARTMATE II LVAD:















PARTIAL HEART PUMP = LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE = LVAD = THE HEARTMATE II



THE LVAD ALLOWED ME to go HOME and conquer my normal and newest tasks once again.



Thank you Columbia-Presbyterian... Dr Naka and his Surgery Team, LVAD Nation, Dr Bijou & Dr Bonoan, Dr Mascitelli and Dr Shulman-Marcus!!!



AND TO THE SCORES OF PHYSICIANS, NURSES, PROFESSIONALS AND PEOPLE THAT PUSHED ME ALONG THE WAY... FORWARD.



Thank You God For I Am Blessed!



If I Was An LVAD-NASCAR Race CAR

If I Was An LVAD-NASCAR Race CAR
I would look like this :-)

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY LVAD DAILY NEWS AND INFO FEED

11 February 2011

The Bionic Bride Update:









2011 opened up with news that The Bionic Bride, Ally Smith Babineaux was hospitalized with complications and deterioration of her health... Through her 6 week battle her LVAD kept strong and kept Ally alive that led up to her victory. Ally's victory came in the shape of a heart, her heart transplant.

I was fortunate to have met Ally and her family a few months ago in NYC. The immediate impression left upon me of Ally and her family is a strong loving and beautiful family that NEVER gives up. Despite Ally having an LVAD, she managed to keep on top of her busy schedule flying across the country to attend events in an effort to raise heart health, LVAD and transplant awareness.

So during Ally's recentt battle, it didn't surprise me that she would pull through despite ALL odds. And if this wasn't enough, Ally had the LVAD community, Ally's Family and friends provide a world wide bond for Ally, made up of Prayers, wishes, good thoughts and love.

As this is written Ally's Mom sent me text to my mobile phone stating that Ally is doing great.

We wish Ally a quick and total recovery from her heart transplant. God Bless Ally and the donor family.

Happy Valentines Day Ally <3

The Today Show with Matt Lauer had Ally and her story on air while recently they have been updating their audience of Ally's recent events.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37354143/ns/today-today_health


And the good saga continues...

4 comments:

  1. Continued prayers and loving hugs embrace Ally...always!!!

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  2. I've been looking for information on whether she got a transplant for a while now!
    My grandfather is the oldest person to have a VAD, and he's had one for 2 years :]
    He had everything done at the hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, and he and I have been to lots of VAD conferences.
    It's always interesting to meet someone new who also has a VAD :]

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  3. Hi Amanda. How old is ur grandfather? Like u said its great to meet more folks with the LVAD especially to learn and share... I sent u a message vis FB as well

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  4. Btw the bionic bride is home. She didn't to trade her LVAD in for a Donor heart... But a lot of health related drama transpired before her transplant...

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