Bruce Taylor

First post: Oct 8, 2020 Latest post: Oct 20, 2020
It’s been 20 years since Dad’s original heart attack in 2000.  He’s a slim guy who has never smoked and has kept an active lifestyle.   For two decades, his congestive heart failure was being managed by medication and the golf course.  Then this August, Dad started to have frequent shortness of breath episodes with some fluid buildup on the lungs.  From the ER to the Cleveland Clinic to multiple labs & procedures ordered, it was determined that Dad would have a heart cath on 9/17 and a potential stent for the blocked arteries.   But then the cardiologist’s team was not able to perform the stent that day because the blockages were more severe than they anticipated.    He was told he would likely need a triple bypass with an aorta valve added as Dad was born with only 2 of the 3 aorta valves.   His original triple bypass was to be scheduled for 4-6 weeks out, but we are so grateful that it was moved up a few weeks as he found out on surgery day that he actually needed a Quintuple Bypass.     Nothing can quite prepare a family in short order for a thoracic surgery that bypasses every artery you have.   Not sure if we will give Dad the new nickname “Quin” or if we cut to the quick and just call him the #MacDaddy of bypasses, but whatever we call him...we’ll call him loved and we”ll be blessed for it.   

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with Bruce’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register