In the words of Tony, Patty's husband...

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On the night of February 12th., 2010 (in the early morning hours of Saturday the 13th.), Patty suffered a massive and sudden Cardiac Arrest (subsequently diagnosed as a Viral Cardiomyopathy / Ventricular Fibrillation. The Viral indication is the doctor's best guest). Even though emergency procedures were administered as quickly as possible, she was without oxygen for an unknown amount of time and has suffered a moderate to severe brain injury as a result of the heart failure. Her symptoms are similar to a stroke, which presents many physical and mental challenges for her. She is incontinent and non-ambulatory at the present, and requires constant care, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy. She is currently mentally and physically disabled, but has made some good progress in both categories. Most astonishing is her heart muscle recovery. Her cardiologist confirms that her current heart condition (ejection fraction) is now over 50% (normal is 55% to 65%), and that is a miracle, praise God.
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She can now sit up and stand up with assistance and can eat moderately thicken material by mouth, but she is still on a feeding tube. She will be ending her therapy program in about 45 days due to a peak in progress (which means she is not showing enough improvement for the insurance company to continue to pay for it), so I am being trained to continue to administer her therapies at home until she starts to show more progress, at which time she can be revaluated. I would categorize her current condition as stable with slow improvements. She does have some great days mentally and, unfortunately, some not so good days, but we are confident that God has a plan for her recovery.