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April 23rd, 2005


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02:49 pm - Ericka's mom update:
We learned that at least part of the problem Ericka's mom is having is Endocarditis, an infection and inflammation of the heart's inner lining (endocardium). This is treated with intravenous antibiotics for a few weeks and, if the growths on the heart or its valves could cause other problems, with surgery. Ericka's mom is going to have surgery. Given her age (over 75), this is kind of risky, so the doctors must feel the risks of the infection are greater than those of the surgery.

No word yet on what was causing her aphasia, but she seems to be improving in that area. The brain is wonderful at finding new pathways to get things done.
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