My life has taken an unusual turn for the moment. I’ve had quite a bit on my mind the last two days and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to access the internet and let you all know about it…
My mom went in for a cardiac catheterization procedure on Friday and we were lead to believe that it was going to be an outpatient procedure. The cath procedure was a result of a recent stress test that she had done. They were going to go in and possibly perform an angioplasty or insert a stent, if the cath procedure determined it necessary. Well, they found a blockage on one of the three main arteries on the heart and the doctor determined that the best solution was to perform surgery to bypass the blockage.
So she went in for triple bypass surgery at 7:00am this morning. My sister, brother, and his wife were able to get to Green Bay by about 3:00am, so everyone was able to see her before the procedure. As of this point, she is out of surgery and hanging out in the intensive care unit. She’ll remain in the ICU until tomorrow, where she’ll be transfered to a normal room in the hospital. Amazingly enough, they’ll get her walking as soon as possible (tomorrow) and they basically try to get the heart patients active to prevent clotting and other problems.
So it looks as though the worst is over and it’s rehab from here on. I do have to admit that I feel very happy that the work I do allows me to be as productive from remote locations as from my home office. It will really help to be there for my mom as she recovers, while continuing to work on my work projects.