UPDATE: MARILYN – SATURDAY PM

God Bless her fir a speedy recovery, Amaris

SERENDIPITY

Good news, bad news day. Good news: Marilyn’s chest tube was removed today and her breathing initially was improved. Her spirits were higher and the pain was down to maybe a 6 out of ten when we arrived at Beth Israel’s Cardiac Care ICU this afternoon. Contrary to last night’s blog, Doctors increased the sedatives after we left when Marilyn’s pain level was at a 9 plus out of 10. Maybe they were just fooling with an old reporter. As the afternoon progressed, Marilyn’s condition deteriorated. Breathing became more difficult and the pain increased. She has a touch of pneumonia, 2 collapsed lungs and is still attached to an external pacemaker. Doctors think they may have to implant a pacemaker if Marilyn’s heart doesn’t perform more strongly in the next 48 hours. One light note: we were having a “Hawk-Eye Pierce” discussion of the hospital food at one point. The…

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