Dad always has to keep things exciting

Posted by Randy
Jul 06 2015

So a quick update on Dad. When they went to put him on the heart/lung machine the Doctor noticed all of his blood went missing. Dad’s aorta sprung a leak and he bled into his chest cavity. The doctor has never seen that happen before and can only guess that when the doctor in toledo fixed his aortic aneurism 3 years ago he didn’t graft enough of it and this section was week as well. They fixed the hole in his aorta by grafting the rest of it. The rest of the surgery (valve replacement) went without incident, but because of the “blown hose” they did not want to enlarge the root of his heart. 

Dad has not been transferred to the ICU yet, but we should be able to visit with him in a couple of hours.

– Laura

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