Burt Siskin

First post: Nov 13, 2016 Latest post: Nov 18, 2017
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This is Susan and I am starting this site for my dear husband, Burt. 
Last Sunday, Nov. 6th while standing in line at the ATM, Burt passed out hitting his head. Two kind strangers called an ambulance and stayed with him. He wanted to drive home!
It was discovered that Burt had had a minor heart attack. The next day his artery was stinted opening up the two spots that had been 95% blocked.  Burt was alert, coherent, and seemingly on the road to recovery. 
On election night, I went to watch the returns with Burt. I found him very animated, but speaking complete gibberish. He kept calling Trump "Pemberly."   He did not seem distressed by this. I asked him if he was scared and he said no. He has since become extremely disoriented, lethargic, and incoherent! They were thinking it was mostly med related, age, and ICU induced psychosis.
He has now been in the ICU at West Hills Hospital for 6 days. They have discovered a slight stroke which showed up a couple of days into the hospitalization. It effects his vision on his left side and causes his left hand to be weak. 
So, on day 6 he is still very sleepy. They did get him sitting in a chair for 30 minutes (with me holding him up). He is getting food through his nose.
Many of his systems are still compromised. It seems really bad, but they are telling me it is not hopeless.

I wanted to start this site to keep interested people up-to-date because I am forgetting who knows what. Please no visits unless you clear it with me.
We definitely need and want all the love and light you can send.

Love, Susan

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