February 18, 2005
HOSPIBLOGGING, CONT'D: I'm back in the cafeteria, while they move Helen to a room. The results, unfortunately, weren't great: Her rhythm problems were worse than expected, and not amenable to ablation. They're keeping her in the hospital until Monday when she'll get an implantable pacemaker/cardioverter. The good news is that those things are available and -- as several readers have emailed me -- quite good. The bad thing is that she needs one. She came through the procedure fine, and is in good spirits. And thanks again to the literally hundreds of people who have emailed their good wishes.