And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Mom made it through surgery. What was supposed to be four hours turned into six hours. They ended up making it a quadruple bypass. The surgery team had difficulty finding suitable viens and arteries for transplant and eventually had to go to her right arm. Mom had breast cancer and a radical mastectomy almost a decade ago, and her right arm as never been good since, that is it has lymph problems and will swell by looking at it wrong. She's going to be very upset with us for letting the surgeon take material from her right arm (they aren't even supposed to put an IV unit in it). That's what health care power of attorney means. My brother was a little shakey on his decision, but I backed him up saying I would have done the same thing.

So Mom is as good as can be expected as of last night. I'll find out more today. Ain't life fun.

1 comment:

Camille Alexa said...

Hey Steve,

Hope your mom's doing all right.