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Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9th - Surgery canceled

Well, as luck would have it, Ajay came down with a chest cold 24 hrs before the surgery with "crackling" in both lower lobes. We went to the hospital Wednesday for preliminary testing, as instructed only to be sent home hours later.Previously, I called the nurse to let them know earlier on Tuesday about his cough. No one seemed alarmed since he had no other symptoms, and related it to the change in weather. I followed up with chest xrays completed at our local hospital, to make sure it wasn't bronchitis or pneumonia. All came back negative. I called the nurse again to tell her the results, and the nurse said they would not cancel over the phone, and still needed to see Ajay on Wednesday am to make the final call. So off we went bright and early Wed. am as instructed. The docs said it was risky too have open heart surgery with a chest cold. (I knew that was coming) and that we would have to reschedule. 

In the meantime, we will continue with breathing meds every 4 hours as well as antibiotics, hoping he can shake whatever has got him down. Obviously, if its viral the antibiotics won't help, but if its bacterial, he should be on the mend sooner. 

I should be receiving a call today from the nurse to reschedule the surgery.

Thank you for all the prayers!


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