Monday, April 18, 2011
A Hearty Update...
The news is good. Younger Brother was released from hospital today.
Further testing shows that there has not been any permanent damage to his heart muscle following the 90% occlusion of the anterior coronary artery. (One of the main vessels supplying the heart muscle with oxygen)
He was extremely lucky in that the Hospital to which he was taken has only recently opened a chest pain Clinic and it would seem that it is fully staffed on Thursday's for procedure's with a full compliment of surgeons and theatre staff available. Any other day of the week may not have had the available staff required and the outcome may have been very very different.... and not in a good way.....
He had a forty minute trip via intensive care ambulance to the hospital from the small country town in which he lives.
Usually similar cases are assessed and then transferred to a larger hospital in the capital city of Melbourne, a 3 hour road trip away.
Had this been the situation in my brothers case it is unlikely that he would have survived the trip at all.
As it turns out he received initial treatment at home, was transferred to hospital and underwent surgery and was sitting up post operatively in recovery of the intensive care unit just a little over 3 hours later.
I will continue helping to keep his business running for at least the next three weeks as he is to rest and recuperate for that length of time.
I am putting in long days at the moment with a 45 minute commute each way ready for opening at 8.30 am and closing a 6.30 pm. 7 days a week!
But it is nice to be able to be doing something practical to assist, even if the hours are almost doing me in!
Blogging will be taking a seat at the back of the room for a little while but I will continue to attempt to post some updates from time to time. And I will continue to attempt to pay you all a visit from time to time when time permits.
Anyway my darlings... Princess is feeling pretty knackered these days... and I can hear my bed calling... And It is only just after 10 pm! And the alarm will start screaming at 5.30 tomorrow morning so...
Bye bye for now... and thank you all for your concern, prayers and well wishes
At the moment it is all good news!
Lots of love... Princess XXX