Since the initial posting of Peggy's HHL page much has happened. The summer and fall of 2016 was spent going to doctor's appointments, changing medications and having many tests. Finally it was decided that it would help Peggy to have a mitral valve clip put in to help with her breathing. On December 14, 2016 she had the procedure. It helped for a period of time but after a couple weeks she once again started to have breathing issues. During the early morning of February 5, 2017 Peggy's defibrillator went off multiple times. She was admitted into the hospital that day for what was to become a very long stay. The doctors were trying to decide the best route for her. They finally came to the conclusion that she would need to have the VAD installed on February 24, 2017. The surgery was very long and complicated. Due to these complications they had to open the sternum. The sternum was kept open (skin closed). It was closed with another operation 2 days later. Her recovery was difficult. Once out of ICU she would return a couple times for issues she was having. Finally, on March 27 she was discharged to return home. Unfortunately, she once again would return to the hospital on April 7 and is still there. Her spirits are good and she is anxious to return home again.