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HR 124

At about 11am today when the doctors removed the heart wires, the heart immediately went into something called atrial fibulation, which is an elevated heart rate and irregular heart beat – different chambers of the heart not firing in the right order. This happens to approximately 40% of all heart surgery patients when they remove the wires.

The doctors promptly started going through a series of standard procedures to bring the hear rate down and normalize the wave patterns.

The series (in sequential order) included:

The heart rate did come down a bit, but was still elevated at 4:50 PM.

Warren B drinks smoothie

Surprisingly :), my dad had some of his own ideas to try out, and he sent me out to Starbucks to get a mango-banana, sugar-free, low-fat, protein-enriched Vivanno, which he began drinking at 4:56 PM.

By 5:00 PM (four minutes after he started drinking the smoothie), the heart rate and rhythm normalized, and he may be going home tomorrow.

HR 58

The medical staff has dismissed the notion that putting something cold near the heart will slow and calm it down. Instead, they attribute the drugs to the sudden transformation. They also think the government should balance the budget. 🙂

We’re all looking forward to a non-eventful night and a quick trip home Sunday.


7 Responses

  1. Well Cous, You got through it. Congrats!

    We think you pulled that stunt with the rapid heart fibulation, because you are bored. So, think of something more creative.

    Wishing you wellness,joy and great hap-penis…It’s good for the heart!

    Thanks to Elizabeth for keeping us up to date on your antics.

    Oh, by the way; BIG NEWS; the outhouse is totally renovated, pictures will be sent to prove it. Actually, we did such a bang up job, I am actually sending you this E-Mail from there. I found out if I eat alot of bran, right before I go down to the privy, I can actually send stuff “Hi-Speed”. You will have to spend a few minutes in the new building next time you visit…Hopefully, next Summer or sooner.

    For now, Do take very good care, and tell Elizabeth the same. She sure is a really great person. We really enjoy her company.

    Steve,Myla and Jacob

  2. Good story. Looking forward to him back in saddle although it doesn’t really seem like he has been out of the saddle.

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