Sunday, September 27, 2009

Grandpa Ottley: Update 2

Today, Grandpa Ottley has made some progress. He is becoming more stable and is starting to show positive signs. They reiterated today that he has been very ill the past couple of days and that he has been their sickest patient. However, he looks much more comfortable now and seems to be doing better. Tomorrow, they would like to start working on scaling back using the balloon that has been placed in his heart. It inflates and deflates with each beat of his heart. It is there to take a lot of the load so his heart can heal and strengthen. He is still unconscious and sedated most of the day but has shown some response. They still ask that visitors be limited so they can continue his improvement. After speaking with the doctor today, he may be there for at least three weeks before he is released.

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