My Nephew Masood Sayeed

Some of you have seen my nephew Masood’s posts and been to his blog (Thought in the Dark).

He has had a rough time since he was thirty nine years old, with heart problems. That’s when he had his first MI. That was in 2001. Since then he has had two CABGs (open heart surgeries). Recently, I think in November he had problem with rhythm and rate and the surgeons tried to put an Intra Cardiac Device to correct the rhythm, in case the ventricles went erratic and threatened to stop, then the ICD would take over and give it a kick start. They were able to get the leads into two of his coronaries but the third one was not accessible.

Therefore, this past Thursday, Masood was attended by a prominent cardio thoracic surgeon who operated on him and was able to place the ICD with the leads properly. (I am making it sound simple) He had to have a couple of ribs cracked to approach the heart and the blood vessels.

The first twenty four hours were tense with severe pain almost uncontrollable with morphine and Oxycodone. But since yesterday afternoon, he stabilized well, and by God’s grace he was discharged to home this morning.

If it weren’t for my horrible bronchitis and laryngitis with congestion I would have been there by him. Was in touch with his wife the whole time. I thank God that he has such a fine person taking care of him. I know he had written about his impending surgery on his blog. I appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers, and request that you continue to hold him in your thoughts, please.

His little pooch and the cats were apparently ecstatic to see him today. I am sure he will post something on his blog once he is up to it.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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17 Responses to My Nephew Masood Sayeed

  1. slmret says:

    Thank you for this update. I’ve been away for 10 days, so missed that he was to have surgery. I came home today, just in time to see this — I’m glad Masood is home, and I’m certain the dog and cats were very happy to see him. I hope this surgery was sufficient to help him back to good health. I’ll comment on his site as I catch up over the next day or two, but give you all my love and wishes for smooth recovery!

  2. Thanks Zakiah to keep us informed of the siuationof health of your nephew. This is serious and very painful.<My prayers go to him

  3. beowulf222 says:

    Glad to read the surgery was successful.

  4. Thank you so much for the update, SweetZ. He and Judith have been in my thoughts and prayers over the past week.
    Please let him know we care and are praying. Sounds like he has been through so much. Too much. 😦 I hope this latest surgery will help him have some smooth sailing ahead.

  5. Masood says:

    Flattered when I saw your post on me Alabeti. Thanks for all the love and prayers.

    Couple of things I just wanted to point out on my history as you mentioned in your blog that I had two open heart surgeries. I only had one….

    I had MI in 2001 with stent placed 2009 4 additional stents added 2010 Double by pass in Canada 2011 Stent added that bypass graft missed 2014 Angiogram to go see if any new blockages – none found 2016 Angiogram to go see if any new blockages – none found 2018 ICD/Pacemaker device installed 2019 Pacemaker 3rd lead attached by surgeon using Thoractomy procedure.

    My ribs were not cracked on this procedure just stretched.

    Not asking for a blog correction or if it really matters on the detail, But I will take all the prayers and sympathies I can get. I will write a follow up blog shortly.

    Love you,


    Masood Sayeed

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you love for the comment and the correction. When ever you said about two procedures with the heart, I thought you had to CABGs. Anyway, all’s well that ends well. I am leaving the comment from you as is, so readers can know the real thing. I think you had told me initially that the ribs were going to be broken. That’s what I kept thinking.
      I hope you had a good night, and are feeling better today. Love to you and Judith. Muah.
      Love you.

  6. mrswrangler says:

    Hope he recovers quickly

  7. That sounds like a very painful recovery and I pray that there won’t be any complications with his recovery.

  8. Yes, I saw his writing..he seems more ‘laid back’ about it than I would be. I am glad he’s doing okay and the surgery was a success. Prayers for him and you. Hugs.

  9. Zakiah says:

    Surgery was a success, thank God. He is just so weak it seems. Hopefully by next week he will be much better.

  10. We are March 22, Zakiah and I hope his strengths are back.
    LOve ❤

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