I was alert, and didn’t hurt, but I was on pain medication
I was on lots of fluids
10:15 They took out the balloon pump, my blood pressure was a little slow 85/60. The nurse did not feel that was a problem, I should be able to sit up in a few hours
I do not remember much
6:30 I went down to prep for surgery. I weighed in at 151.4 pounds and made sure he wrote that down for the Blog.
7:30 I was taken to the O.R. /This was the last time my folks saw me until 6:00 PM in the CTICU./ My folks waited all day in the O.R. waiting room
9:00 The nurse informed my parents they had started cutting into me.
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Well they moved me up to first thing tomorrow. They’ll be hooking me up to a balloon pump to help my heart be stronger for the operation. They had hoped to have me in the ICU tonight with it all night, but we’ll be doing it tomorrow instead. Which works as good.
Sometimes the only constant in life, is change.
They were unable to schedule my bypass for today. :-(
Tonight (Wednesday) I finally get to shower. Some special disinfectant will be used. I also need to wash again tomorrow. Twice is required, I tried to see if I could just wait until tomorrow. Its about time for this to happen. Posted by Kevin Fillips at 3/03/2004 10:59:00 PM
March 03, 2004
So with open heart surgery tomorrow, it is doubtful I will be returning to same room. Recovery will be in the surgery ICU, then somewhere else. If, for some reason, plans change, I’ll update this. If nothing is updated Thursday, watch for Friday - post-op. I still feel like I am in M*A*S*H.
MEDTRONIC STOCK SKYROCKETS with endorsement by Fillips. They are supposed to put a pace maker / Defibrillator (ICD) in me today. It will be a Medtronic N’sync (InSync Marquis). …