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.