Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery

Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery

My step father Jim Vlcek needs to have a lung transplant due to Pulmonary Fibrosis. Yesterday he went to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for a sets of tests to confirm that he would be strong enough to stand up to trauma of transplant surgery. This would be his second transplant surgery, in 1998 he had a liver transplant. His liver was a result of Hepatitis C he got in Viet Nam.

So yesterday in the course of having a catheter in his heart to check it, the doctor announced to him “Mr Vlcek you will not be going home tonight, tomorrow you will have bypass surgery” well it turns out he needed triple bypass surgery. Now at 7:17 p.m. I am sitting here with my mother in the ICU waiting room. The surgeon just came to us and said Jim did just fine and in about a 1/2 hour they would move him up here. Mom will get the chance to see him and then they will kick her out of the hospital until the morning. Tonight she will stay with Christi and I…

I also just realized how crappy the photos from my (Motorola Q) phone are! I have never had an occasion to bring a phone snap into Photo-Shop before, but I am bored and the whole hospital has WiFi, so try and almost enjoy these photos, squint it will help.

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3 Responses to “Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery”

  1. www.topcholesteroladvice.info » Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery Says:

    […] photo444 wrote a fantastic post today on “Lung Transplants & Heart Surgery”Here’s ONLY a quick extractSo yesterday in the course of having a catheter in his heart to check it, the doctor announced to him “Mr Vlcek you will not be going home tonight, tomorrow you will have bypass surgery” well it turns out he needed triple bypass surgery … […]

  2. René Wouters Says:

    Wishing Mr Vlcek all the best!

  3. expatdc Says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I like encouragement. 🙂

    I spent many an hour a few years ago at Cedars with a family member going through chemo. It is an excellent hospital.

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