BeckyCW Posted November 18, 2004 Share Posted November 18, 2004 Well, Karen just called again. David is having surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am to remove the fluid from around his heart. (Or as the doctor said, so the fluid won't be "squishing his heart.") They'll be putting a slit in the middle of his chest and inserting a tube to drain the fluid from the leather-like lining around the heart. (Hope I'm getting this right.) David will be in intensive care for a day or two, then they'll keep him in the hospital so they can watch him until probably Sunday or Monday. So much for taking the boat out of the river to winterize it this weekend... Karen sounded okay (worried, of course, but okay). I asked if David is his usual calm, cool and collected self, and she said yes. (I didn't push it by asking if he's his usual "upbeat" self... but knowing him, he is.) As they said to each other: "New normal." Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Please say a special one for the surgery and the recovery to go exceedingly well. BeckyCW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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