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Monday, April 17, 2017

After One Week at Home

I drove Jay home from the Royal Columbian Hospital a week ago yesterday. Since that time, he's been healing with startling daily improvements.

Yet, to complicate things a bit, he came down with a case of the flu after being home a few days. This is probably not terribly surprising considering how much stress his immune system must be under. There are just so many places to heal! His coughing yesterday was uncomfortable, but not dangerous. Today he's already much better after taking lots of Tylenol Cold and Flu medicine.

56 StaplesToday, felt like a big step forward though. I drove him to a 10:30 appointment with the family doctor. This was his first visit to see Dr. Decouto after bypass surgery. He brought a little package from the hospital. The doctor used it to remove all 89 surgical staples. Jay had veins removed from both legs to use for the grafts. So the total number of tiny pieces of metal was greater than for many patients. The picture shows his lower legs soon after surgery in the hospital.

Our doctor was pleased with how the incisions are healing. In fact, the next appointment, with any medical professional, is for his cardiologist in three weeks.


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