Lawrence Prijoles

First post: Jan 13, 2022 Latest post: Feb 26, 2022
Lawrence was brought into Palomar Medical Center Emergency Room Poway on January 5th, 2022 after having a dry cough and shortness of breath. for a few days. He was also experiencing chest pains for a few weeks. He was tested negative for COVID. While at Palomar Poway they found liquid in his lungs and around his heart. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and was admitted into the ICU at Palomar Poway Wednesday night. They transported to Palomar Medical Center Escondido to do an angiogram and found several blockages around the arteries that they had to do an emergency bypass. Law was supposed to have a quadruple bypass but two of his arteries were too calcified, so the doctors did a double bypass. While the double bypass is keeping Law stable, his heart is severely diseased and is not functioning fully so he was given an Impella heart pump. He was transferred to the surgical ICU Sharp Memorial on Sunday, January 9th where they have more specialized treatment for cardiovascular disease. Currently, Law is stable, sedated, and showing little improvements each day. Please continue to pray for Law and our family as he continues with treatment.