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Oct 15, 2016
Friday morning, October 7th, Raymond had three episodes of chest pressure. He had been experiencing chest pressure after he ate breakfast this past month and it would go away after taking a Tums. This time it continued which concerned him. He said very calmly, "I think you need to take me to emergency." It was about 10:30 am when we arrived at Luther. They had a great team that took right over. They ran An an assortment of tests. They came back normal. At 4 pm they ran a stress test which he didn't pass. He got winded. They kept him and he was scheduled for an angiogram the next morning. This showed blockage in his top left main. No stents possible. Today, Tuesday, the 11th, he had bypass surgery at 8:00 am. Dr. Carmody was his surgeon. He said the surgery was successful. He grafted 4 veins around the clot. Dr. Carmichael and his team did a fabulous job. The nurse updated me every two hours during the surgery. At 2:00 they wrapping everything up. Now he is in critical care and having a lot of discomfort in his "bad " right shoulder. (Probably caused by positioning of it during the surgery) There seems to be a muscle spasm that grabs him and is very painful. I try my best to grab it and do whatever he says to relieve it. And of course he needs to do whatever they need him to do besides. I slept in the lounge for a couple hours and am now in his room in the recliner. Now it is the 12th, 12:53. Prayers needed for a healthy pain free recovery.