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We encourage you to read through these journals. You may want to begin with “oldest first”. But first - an edited update.
Patrick suffered a massive coronary event and cardiac arrest. After more than half hour without a heart beat, out of hospital CPR, and at least 10 shocks once in hospital, his heart unfathomably started. He then spent the next month in a coma and on life support for a confounding number of life threatening complications both related and unrelated - known and unknown - too numerous to mention. After three months in hospital, on to rehab, back to hospital, and home to convalesce (a 2 year journey, miracle after miracle and a lot of hard work), he returned to employment this Fall. Around the same time Elena was diagnosed with cancer.