"'Hyper' emergency, open-heart, resection of atrial..."
About: The Heart Hospital The Heart Hospital London W1G 8PH
Thanking the doctor. Going retrospectively - reviewed by (morbid) pathologist father of mid-forties daughter - I was impressed and tearful hearing of the 7cm heart tumour from the cardiology senior registrar who had the inspired intelligence to perform an echocardiogram in a general surgery ward, Royal Free Hospital.
The rare atrial myxoma in the heart filled me with foreboding for the life of our loving, composed, elegant, Mensa-intelligent, fine artist daughter.
That was around 11am Good Friday:- she was in theatre from 3:30pm on the public holiday at The Heart Hospital for some four hours the team led by the doctor. His report of blue blood in the heart vindicated his emergency decision: my daughter had nearly gone.
The next day in highly specialised, Hi-Tech ICTU North my daughter complained to my wife of the food. "Sweet music, she was well enough to complain".
Oh how I and vicar and parishioners prayed for her and surgical team during Easter vigil. agy