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Liam's Heart Recovery

Loveland, CO


On Tuesday, January 23rd Liam had unexpected emergency open heart surgery. His ascending aorta had dissected causing blood to flow into the heart cavity. The doctors at North Colorado Medical Center rushed into action to repair the damage and place a mechanical valve. It is truly a miracle that he is alive and well!! One week later, and his heart is ticking right along. If you ask politely he might even let you take a listen. He was able to come home to continue his recovery along side his dog, Jake, who he missed dearly every minute they were apart. As he has semi restricted mobility requiring someone to be with him all day, meals and visitors would be greatly appreciated. The love and support of others has helped him to this point and will continue to encourage him moving forward.

Special Notes

Vitamin K rich foods can increase INR (blood thickness) and should be consumed in moderation: Asparagus, avocado, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, other leafy green vegetables, oils (soybean, canola, olive) Foods that can impact blood clotting: Cranberries, fish oil supplements, garlic, ginger, licorice, and tumeric, herbal teas and supplements, alcohol Additionally grapefruit may impact the function of several of his medications. His wife has a severe blackberry allergy as well.

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