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Season 2: Episode 12: Mounting Pressure

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When Louise and family convened with Archer’s medical team, one of Archer’s pulmonologists said something that threw everyone for a loop: he wouldn’t make it through pacemaker surgery in the state he was in. The reply from Dr. Talucci, another of Archer’s doctors? “We are stuck in between a rock and a hard place.” In Season 2: Episode 12: Mounting Pressure, Louise walks listeners through the meeting and the moments leading up to it. You’ll also hear about how friends continued to be a sustaining force for Louise among the pressure-cooker environment of the hospital and more about how to advocate in complicated medical situations. And you’ll hear two new look back interviews with members from Archer’s medical team at the time.

In this episode you will hear excerpts from Louise’s conversations with:

Dr. Edward Hamity, Head of Pulmonary at AtlantiCare and Chief of Critical Care during Archer’s time in the ICU. He and Louise reflect on the cascading and serious complications Archer faced while in the ICU.

Mary Jo Determan, friend of Louise and mom of Mike Determan, friend of Archer’s. She and Louise reflect on the grief that comes with great loss — even when someone has not passed away but is instead catastrophically injured.

Dr. Mohamed Hany Elnahal, Medical Director, AtlantiCare Physician Group and Head of Pulmonary during Archer’s time in the ICU. He met with Louise one-on-one and performed Archer’s pacemaker surgery. He and Louise reflect on the impact of their Family Meetings and how the medical system has changed to better serve patients in more patient advocacy oriented ways. 

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Sound effects are from freesound.org. 

Music in this episode is: 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Mounting Pressure.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 11: Seeking Answers

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As Louise was culling through her emails and text messages from August 2015 for this episode, she stumbled upon a gift, something she had completely forgotten about: a half hour recording of a real life bedside conversation with Dr. Mohammed Hany Elnahal, Head of Cardiology at Atlanticare, about potential pacemaker surgery for Archer.  So, in Season 2: Episode 11: Seeking Answers, we’ll air the conversation just as it was from 2015 — in Archer’s healing sanctuary. Tune in to learn not only about the heart but about how you too can engage medical professionals by asking questions to seek answers. You’ll hear some surprising learnings about ways to seek answers, neutralize trauma and advocate for collaborative decision-making.

In this episode you will hear a never before heard conversation with:

Dr.  Mohammed Hany Elnahal, Medical Director, Atlanticare Cardiology Group, who helps Louise decide the next best step for Archer’s recovery. They talk about the reasoning behind the suggestion for pacemaker surgery and how exactly the heart works, among Louise’s other concerns about Archer’s condition.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Sound effects are from freesound.org. 

Music in this episode is: 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Seeking Answers.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

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