NES Life Member
- Dec 20, 2013
- Hudson, MA
Had it done at a Hospital in Porland Oregon, one on par with some of the best here in Boston. It is a "common" infrequent complication. Normally a healthy dose of antibiotics clears it up, but he also had excessive fluid retention, which reduced circulation and masked the symptoms.which hospital was it? That happens from unclean operating room/tools sterilization practices.
He had a heart valve replaced 3 ish years ago, and "celebrated" by driving across the country with his 5th wheel in tow to visit his sister in New Hampshire.Godspeed, good sir.
A new knee at 87?!? He sounds like one tough old bird. Once he recovers, he should be good for another three or four decades.
He had a 8 ish inch long gash on his thigh before the heart procedure. The intake folks though he had fallen, or something similar. He set them straight. He was replacing the offset driveshaft on a 1940's trencher/pipe laying piece of heavy equipment and the shear pin shattered when he was getting it in place and a chunk of it sliced through his brand new coveralls, and his leg. This man, with a heart valve so bad they thought he had 3 bad valves, was replacing a drive shaft on a large piece of equipment he bought from the county, 3 days before open freaking heart surgery.
He is a rare breed.