Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Surgery Update #3 and #4
Dr. Bradley just came to report on his portion of the procedure right before Kim came to update on the rest. Dr. Bradley said things are great with the pacemaker. The battery is quirte a bit larger, unfortunately. Also, bi-v pacers don't last as long. He estimates six years for this new one. Good news is his RV lead was using very little output and after the new LV lead got moved to a second site, they got a lot more efficiency from that spot as well. He said it was a good call to switch him, as the new pm gave his blood pressure about a ten point bump. He said his heart is going to really like having that extra squeeze. Kim said he's off bypass and all they have left to do is close him up. She estimates we'll see Dr. Bove in about 30 minutes and then be able to see Connie about 1.5 hours later. Thank you, God, for blessing his doctors with such skill and knowledge. We trust that you will continue to be with Connie during his recovery.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 10:59 AM