Manie’s Last Procedure March 2007
Here are some pictures from Manie’s last procedure. Manie had another cardiac cath done. Manie had 6 more coils added to plug up collaterals that were growing off of his heart. Manie had to have the procedure done 16 days after his birthday. What a birthday present huh.
Like I said the surgery lasted five and a half hours. We were at the hospital for a total of about 14 hrs before they let us take Manie home. The surgery started at 7:00 am we made it home at 11:00 pm.
I look at the picture above and I wonder what Manie is thinking. He is probably wondering what has happened to him. One minute I am holding him on my lap forcing him to breath through a gas mask then the next he is waking up feeling like hell.
Not once has Manie questioned me why I have to take him to have these things done to him. It makes me cry knowing that someday I will have to tell him what happened. All I can do is be there to hold him and tell him I love him.