Pericarditis

Pericarditis is a viral inflammation of the lining of the heart. 

For the past week one of my daughters has been seriously ill, and yesterday was diagnosed with pericarditis.  Her underlying heart condition (atrial ventricular block) has exacerbated the condition. 

The treatment is bed rest and a high dose of aspirin (8 regular aspirin) daily, for one month.  The worst of the illness should pass in about two weeks but she won’t be back to normal for about three months. 

Needless to say, hubby and I are helping out with her two little ones.  We are so happy that we moved to Ottawa and especially happy that she now has a diagnosis and a plan to recover.

I may not be blogging as much as I’d like to, but you never know, ideas may spring up when I have a little spare time.

Thanks for reading and have a good weekend. – Maureen

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