Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gene Report - Part 3

Today's report is very much like the last one. He has be detached from all the misc. tubes, but is still kind of coughy. He may come home today. We will find out this afternoon.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday's Hospital Report

Gene's progress continues. He is doing laps in the hallway and moving around more easily. He is having trouble with his breathing, though. He is getting respiratory therapy four times a day and drugs to reduce the fluids. Let's hope that helps the problem.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

How is Gene doing?

Much better, thanks for asking. In keeping with a strange need for themed events, he had is bypass surgery on Valentine's Day. (Not really planned that way, it just happened when his original day was bumped.)

Today is the second day after surgery and he has been sitting up in the chair and doing a little walking, not doing the hallway yet, that's next.

The surgery went well. It was a triple bypass. There was no damage to his heart, just clogged up. Good thing he failed those tests and followed up with the cardiologist.

He is at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Everyone there has been helpful, friendly, informative and considerate. You could not ask for better care. Thank you staff.

BTW, waiting rooms are a great place to catch up on knitting. The sari silk scarf is completed and much progress has happened on my first attempt at two toe-up socks on two circular needles.