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dad having bypass surgery

PostPosted: September 23rd, 2003, 12:57 am
by Brian_B
the surgeon said he has never seen anyone with the big artery that much blocked that didnt just fall over dead

what I have looked up the hospital in Springfield IL where he is, is one of the top 10 centers for heart surgery in the country

the surgeon went to Duke Medical School, was a surgeon at Barnes in St louis which is ranked as the 8th best hospital in the country. He taught at Washington University Medical School in St Louis at Barnes too and it is ranked the 2nd best medical school in the country and Duke is 3rd

so guess he got lucky and got top notch surgeon

PostPosted: September 23rd, 2003, 1:42 am
by Jenn311
Wow Brian,

Your dad is really lucky he caught that in time! I'm sure he'll pull through just fine....modern medicine is incredible. I'll keep your family in my prayers!


PostPosted: September 23rd, 2003, 9:09 am
by fastpage
My father went through much the same thing about 5 years ago and is doing well at 83. I'm sure your father will do well also. We'll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Good luck. --Graig

hi there

PostPosted: September 23rd, 2003, 9:47 am
by Renae
Hi Brian-

I'll keep your father in my thoughts & prayers. I'm sure he'll do fine. My father had the same thing a few years ago and is doing just fine. And my father was also like yours in that he didn't say anything and we had to force him to the hospital...they did the bypass like 2 days later. He was lucky he didn't drop dead. Also, like Jen said, It's amazing what modern medicine can do. Though its a major procedure, it's something they do so often now and with a lot of success.

Take care!
Renae :)