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3/12/2016 Latest post:
Toward the end of February Pete was having chest pains. Early in the morning of Tuesday, March 8, a big one hit. That day he began his treatment and diagnostic care at St. Joseph's hospital in Eureka, CA. The doctors there recommended a higher level of treatment at UCLA's Cardiac Center.
On Saturday Pete and Peter (his Dad who lives in LA) were flown to UCLA where we are now. Pete has 2 blocked coronary arteries which will require a double bypass operation. Meanwhile he has a fair amount of necessary dental work which must be completed prior to surgery. This to insure that there is no infection in his system.
Throughout this scary business he has been very Pete-ish, handling what comes his way with a sensible stoic fatalism. What will be will be . He seems to be tolerating all the miserable pain and uncertainty. It is not easy. I'm sure that he is scared. Good that he feels safe and confident in this hospital.
His many good friends have been so important to him: their constant interest and good cheer.