Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tomorrow, Tomorrow??

Okay, the pacemaker for CPA Boy is scheduled again for tomorrow. We need to be at the hospital by 6:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, the MRI results came back and the vascular surgeon went over them with us. It's a very odd situation, where fatty tissue has taken up the place where muscle tissue should be located in his thighs and back. The term for this is "muscular dystrophy" but whether it has anything to do with the childhood disease (the one with the telethon) is unknown at this time. I think the plan is to see a specialist sometime after the heart issues are corrected.

CPA Boy's legs, like those of a lot of men, are little skinny toothpicks. The lack of musculature may be connected to the heart trouble; it may not. It's always frustrating when you don't have answers.

Every single doctor is stunned that a low-risk patient is having these troubles. No smoking, no drinking, regular exerciser (swimming 3 to 5 hours a week), not overweight. Crazy.

So if the procedure is not postponed again, tomorrow CPA Boy will be on his way to becoming a bionic man...but for significantly less than $6 million.


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